May 19-21, 2023
Thanks to all those involved and all their hard work, I feel this was one of the best conferences.”
Respite To Recover
Matthew 11: 28-30
A conference for women to come together, build relationships, worship and do fun activities
As people of faith, we have opportunities to mark these liminal spaces by recognizing that God is with us on the journey, giving us grace. We will spend the weekend reflecting on God’s presence in all the times of our lives – and in the midst of singing, prayer, worship, keynotes, workshops, and rest, we will mark those times and places of grace in our lives.
Each year, hundreds of women from across the region gather together for the Mo-Ranch Women’s Conference. Take a break from the busyness of life to recharge physically, mentally and spiritually. Conference activities include keynote presentations, worship, fellowship, recreation, free time and workshops.
- Create an inviting and safe environment for growth and renewal
- Hear God’s word through inclusive and intentional worship
- Reach a diverse cross-section of women by culture, age and background
- Celebrate and be good stewards of God’s creation
- Practice inclusiveness, radical hospitality and joyful fellowship
- Allow a place to reconnect with ourselves, God and each other
Mothers, daughters and granddaughters come together for a time of reunion and growth. Friendships that last a lifetime are made by women who would not have otherwise met.
Keynote Speaker: Sarah Bessey
SARAH BESSEY is the editor of the New York Times bestselling book, “A Rhythm of Prayer.” She is also the author of three popular and critically acclaimed books: “Miracles and Other Reasonable Things;” “Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith;” and “Jesus Feminist.”
Sarah co-leads Evolving Faith, a conference and community for wanderers and wonderers and she serves as president of the board for Heartline Ministries in Haiti. Sarah lives in Calgary, Alberta with her husband and their four children. You can find her online at sarahbessey.com.
Worship Leader: Shelli Latham
Rev. Shelli Latham serves as the President of Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation, an organization which develops and sustains leaders in ministry across thirteen Middle America states. Before joining OPSF, Shelli pastored in a variety of congregational settings across the east coast, most recently at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, in Atlanta. She has spoken at and coordinated a variety of denominational events, including Montreat, Massanetta, and NEXT Church conferences, and looks forward to her inaugural visit to Mo-Ranch. Shelli’s favorite things about church include intergenerational ministry, social witness, and any opportunity to fly a kite in a sanctuary. She is a persnickety coffee drinker, slow runner, and dog person without a dog.
2022 conference workshops will be announced soon! In the meantime, please see the 2021 schedule below for examples of previous workshop offerings.
Cost & Housing
Commuter: (excludes lodging, includes meals and tuition)
Under the age of 40 or non-Texas resident: $295
Rates include tuition, meals and housing. After receiving your registration, a member of our team will contact you within seven business days to confirm additional details such as housing requests (roommates), dietary needs, t-shirt sizes, etc.
Hotel & Premium group housing*
*space is limited
Conference participants will be housed on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you wish to secure exclusive use of a standard group housing option, your church or group must pay housing costs for the minimum number of guests. Housing costs are approximately $140 per person. If not, you agree to be housed with other conference participants.
For example, if you wish to be housed in Log Lodge with a minimum of eighteen people, but only have fifteen committed, you must be willing to share the space with three other people or pay $140 each for the unused spots. Please give us a call to learn more about housing minimums, if you are interested in securing exclusive use, or have any other questions about housing options. Our phone number is 800.460.4401 ext. 242.
Scholarships are available! Click here to learn more.
Full refund minus administrative fee up to $75 per person will be made if cancellation is received more than 30 days prior to the conference. There are generally no refunds for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the start of the event nor any applying of the amount paid toward other charges or future conferences.
What to Bring
Bring a Bible, notebook, flashlight, hair dryer, rain gear, and other seasonally appropriate clothing. Linens are provided. Bring shoes suitable for Mo-Ranch’s rocky, uneven terrain.
Mo-Ranch is 90 miles one-way, or a 2-hour drive from the nearest airport (San Antonio/SAT), allow 3 hours travel/check-in time for departures. We recommend generally scheduling arriving flights before 3 p.m. and departing flights after 3 p.m. to be sure you do not miss any of your event. If you are in need of shuttle service to Mo-Ranch, call Kars for Hire in Kerrville at (830) 890-8200 at least 15 days in advance to arrange transportation from San Antonio International Airport. Directions to Mo-Ranch
This conference will include a selection of our ropes course elements. To read a description of each element, click here.
Make sure to stop by the Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly bookstore during your conference to pick out a souvenir, including a specialty Women’s Conference tumbler!
We’re happy to help! Contact us at 1.800.460.4401 ext. 246 or email@example.com.