Vital Church Maritimes 2018 Conference


Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Hands



Conference Schedule



Theme: “Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Hands”


Nov. 8 to Nov. 10, 2018


Thursday, Nov. 8        – 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 9             – 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 10       – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Keynote Speaker:

The Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook, the Episcopal (Anglican) Diocese of Oklahoma.

As Canon for Church Growth & Development, Susan guides ministries of evangelism, church growth, church planting, new mission development, and oversees staff in Christian formation, communications, stewardship & development, and campus ministries.


Canon Susan has a wealth of faith community experience and education in both rural and urban contexts. Originally from Arizona, she was the church planter and rector of Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Scottsdale. She is the author of the book, God Gave the Growth: Church Planting in the Episcopal Church (2015), and a founding leader of the Acts 8 Movement, a missionary society of passionate lay and clergy leaders who engage in congregational vitality through discipleship, evangelism and technology. Additionally, Canon Susan is a member of the (national) Episcopal Church’s Executive Council, chairing the Joint Standing Committee on Local Ministry & Mission.


View the linked document for topics, times, presenters and their bios: 

VCM 2018 Workshop  Panel Details and Bios,17Oct18


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