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Women's Conference

May 31-June 2, 2019

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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. The 2019 keynote will be Rev. Dr. Christine Roy Yoder. Click the leadership tab to learn more! 2019 theme: Wonder Women: The Way of Wisdom in a Fearful World “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…” – Proverbs 9:10 The purpose of the Mo-Ranch Women’s Conference is to:

  • 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. Click here to download the conference poster! NEW this year! Enjoy Mo a little “Mo” longer and arrive early for our pre-conference event for just $190 more! Click the pre-conference event tab to learn more.

Register today, space is limited! Lodging is first come, first served. Questions? We’re happy to help! Contact us at 1.800.460.4401 ext. 246 or registrar@moranch.org.

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Christine Roy Yoder Rev. Dr. Christine Roy Yoder serves as the interim dean of faculty and vice president for academic affairs as well as professor of Old Testament language, literature and exegesis at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. She received her bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and M.Div. and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Yoder is a Presbyterian pastor, sought-after teacher, prolific writer and one who joins the work of the academy to the life of the church. Click HERE to read more about Dr. Yoder.

 

 

 

 

Registration/Cancellation

A Saturday evening with Glennon Doyle: If you purchase tickets to attend Glennon’s Saturday evening presentation, you must be able to present the tickets at the door. Our Main Auditorium doors will open at approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. Tickets will be mailed to the primary registrant on Wednesday, May 1. 

A $75.00 deposit must accompany registration. The balance of all fees will be due 45 days prior to the start of the event, or upon registration if within 45 days full payment is required at the time of registration. Full refund minus $75.00 administrative fee 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 deposit toward other charges or future deposits.

Cost & Housing

Conference participants will be housed on a first-come, first-served basis. NEW this year! Enjoy Mo a little longer and arrive early for our pre-conference event for just $190 more! Click the pre-conference event tab to learn more. A word about terminology:

Hotel & Premium Group Housing: all lodging accommodations under this category have been reserved.

Standard Group Housing: Guest LodgeLog Lodge, Milk Bark, Loma Linda, River Dorm 

**River Dorm Apartment has been fully reserved.**

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.

Commuter Rate excludes lodging, includes tuition, lunches and dinners.

Hotel & Premium Group Housing: $375 (double occupancy)

Standard Group Housing: $315
Under 40 years of age: $295 (double occupancy)
Living outside of Texas: $295 (double occupancy)
Commuter: $215

Scholarships are available! Click here to learn more.

Arrival and Departure

Pre-event registration begins at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 30. Dinner is served from 5:30-7 p.m. Workshops will begin at 7 p.m. Conference registration begins at 4 p.m. Friday, May 31. Dinner is served from 5:30-7 p.m. The opening plenary will be at 7:15 p.m.

A Saturday evening with Glennon Doyle: If you purchase tickets to attend Glennon’s Saturday evening presentation, you must be able to present the tickets at the door. Our Main Auditorium doors will open at approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. Tickets will be mailed to the primary registrant on Wednesday, May 1. 

The Conference ends Sunday, June 2 at 11:15 a.m.

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.

Transportation

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  

Enjoy Mo a little “Mo” longer and arrive early for Women’s Conference for our NEW Pre-Conference Event!

Beat the Friday traffic, and come to Mo a day early! Choose from one of four amazing opportunities to deepen your faith, to engage your creative spirit, to gain a new skill, or to broaden your knowledge. Perk: You will be housed in whatever Women’s Conference housing you choose—so you won’t have to move on Friday! Pre-Conference Event: Thursday-Friday, May 30-31, 2019. Just an additional $190! Add this option during online registration here. Cost is all-inclusive: lodging + meals + conference tuition. Check-in 4 p.m. Thursday thru 3:30 p.m. Friday. Click here for the pre-event schedule! Timelines:

  • April 30, 2019 (30 days prior to the event)
    All balances are due.
  • May 9, 2019 (21 days prior to the event)
    Preferred deadline to register for the pre-conference event.
  • May 16, 2019 (14 days prior to the event)
    Reservations will no longer be taken for this pre-conference event.

Workshops: please note that workshop options with less than 8 participants are subject to cancellation. If this is the case, we will contact you directly via phone within the first full week of May to discuss options. 

  • Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments
  • Art & Soul

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Love Carved in Stone We will find here a compelling invitation to respond to God’s action on our behalf, together with guidance and direction for our daily lives of discipleship, by following both the commandments and Jesus’ example. The commandments speak to us as individuals and as a community of faith; nothing less than transformed faith and action honor God’s love letter to God’s called, chosen, beloved people. Joyce MacKichan Walker was the director of Christian education at Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton, N.J. for 18 years and in 2007 became the minister of education. A 1979 graduate of the Presbyterian School of Christian Education (now Union Presbyterian Seminary) and a certified Christian educator since 1983, her first love is teaching, which she actively practices as a workshop leader and keynote speaker. Joyce’s writing includes a book with Carol Wehrheim, “Teaching Children Worship in the Sanctuary”; a book with Linda Lebron, “BeTween: Exploring Life and Christian Faith with Older Elementary Children”. She has also published leaders guides, “The Gospel According to Oprah” and “Were You There: Finding Ourselves at the Foot of the Cross”; two movie guides for the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation; and the suggestions for leaders guides for three Presbyterian women’s Bible studies – “Hearing God’s Call in Jonah and Ruth”, “Joshua: A Journey of Faith” and “Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments.”  Joyce and her husband Michael, also a Presbyterian minister, both retired in July 2018. Now she can say yes to all these fun invitations to teach!

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Art & Soul Unleash your inner creative spirit! Marcia Rae McCulley will lead participants through an exploration of several different art mediums. You’ll get to create, vision, try new things, and go home with some new art creations of your very own. Also: You will get to spend time in Mo’s newly renovated Art Generator—an experience not to be missed! 7 CPE credit hours available. Marcia Rae McCulley serves as Instructor of Visual Arts at Schreiner University in Kerrville, TX. She has been a professional ceramic artist in the Texas Hill Country for over 25 years. In 2004, Marcia Rae enrolled in the graphic design program at Schreiner and received her degree in May of 2007. She began teaching at Schreiner in the fall of 2007. While teaching at Schreiner as an adjunct instructor in the Visual Art Department, McCulley completed her graduate degree in Sculpture through a low residency program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 2012.

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