Photos of Opening Day at the 2016 Annual Conference. Photos by Brian Caughlan and Paul Black.
2016 Clergy Session
Rev. Adam Penn leads worship during the 2016 Annual Conference Clergy Session. Photo by Brian Caughlan
Altar display for opening night service of the 2016 Annual Conference, Peoria Civic Center.
Clergy Session, 2016 Annual Conference
IGRC BOM Registrar John Salzman
Clergy Session Worship, 2016 Annual Conference
Rev. Lee Legg, pastor of Trinity Parish, Iroquois River District, checks out a new resource at the Cokesbury display. Photo by Paul Black
Liberia Partnership Display
Laurie Fuller, dressed as a Liberian teacher, teaches her "flat" Liberia students at the Liberia Partnership display. Photo by Paul Black
Meet My Friend Jesus
Rev. Shane Bishop, senior pastor of Fairview Heights Christ UMC, speaks at the workshop, "Meet My Friend Jesus," 2016 Annual Conference. Photo by Paul Black
Native American Ministries Display
Native American Ministries Display, Hall D, 2016 Annual Conference. Photo by Paul Black
Dr. Lallene Rector, president of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, leads the workshop, "Public Theology: Leading Faith-Based Change in our Communities." Photo by Paul Black
Rev. Jessica Baldyga leads a workshop on "Reaching the Next and New Generations for Christ" Photo by Brian Caughlan
IGRC Foundation Executive Director Ted Frost leads the workshop, "Will the Ushers Please Come Forward?" Photo by Brian Caughlan.
Dr. Lallene Rector and Dr. Angela Cowser of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, lead the workshop on "Public Theology." Photo by Paul Black
Dr. Pamela Hammond-McDavid, chair of the IGRC Commission on Religion & Race, leads the workshop "Celebrating Diversity." Photo by Brian Caughlan.
Revs. Jessica Baldyga and Joe Scheets lead workshop on "Reaching the Next and New Generations for Christ" Photo by Brian Caughlan
Workshop leader Mike Fender leads the session, "Can't We Just All Get Along?" Photo by Brian Caughlan