Adventure: Your Story is Too Small

May 11-12, 2023

Edgewood Church
111 East Jefferson Rd
Pittsford, NY  14534

Registration is now closed.

If you plan to attend the Ordination service, all are welcome!

If you plan to attend any of the rest of Annual Conference, please understand meals are on your own.


Thursday, May 11

9:30 Registration open
10:30 Organization of Annual Conference
10:50 Sup’t Pam Braman
ADVENTURE: Your Story is Too Small #1
11:15 Prayer time
11:40 Bishop Linda Adams: Vital Signs
12:15 Lunch (Pastors meet with CCGs)
1:15 Afternoon Session
– BOA Report
– Nominating Committee Report
– Genesis Teams
– MEG Report
4:15  Sup’t Pam Braman
Adventure: Your Story is Too Small #2
4:45 Break for Dinner
6:30 Ordination Service
9:00 Adjourn

Friday, May 20

8:00 Registration – Continental Breakfast
9:00 Morning Worship Call to Order
9:30 Sup’t Pam Braman
Adventure: Your Story is Too Small #3
10:15 Workshop 1
11:15 Workshop 2
NOON Lunch
1:15 Time with Field Superintendents
2:15 Afternoon Session
– Closing Thoughts with Sup’t Pam
2:55 Prayer for General Conference 2023 & GC23 Delegates
3:10 Reading of Appointments
3:30 Adjourn and Depart


Lunch Workshops

Thursday, May 11

Helping Delegates Understand Pastor Payroll
& Pastor Compensation

Rachel Anderson, CPA
Genesis Conference Treasurer

Honna Curtis
Genesis Director or Financial Services

Friday, May 12

How Genesis Helps Your Church Live a Bigger Story: Utilizing Conference Resources

Honna Curtis
Genesis Director or Financial Services

Dave Francis
Genesis Director of Operational Services

Stephen Macaluso
Vice President, FM Financial Services

Cindi Newman
Genesis MAC Member

Katrina Wilkins
Genesis Dir of Ministerial Credentialing

Friday 10:15-11:00

Dealing with Conflict
Rebecca Letterman
EdgeKidz Worship Center

Engage Globally: Connected Communities
& Senegal Opportunities
Vern Saile, Mike Kuhlkin, Danielle Schoenfelder
Worship Center

Planting a Church: Our Story
Joel Shue, Joe Wickman
Fellowship Hall

When Fiery Arrows Fly:
Standing Firm in the Midst of Spiritual Attack
Dodi McIntyre, Colleen Dick
Upstairs Room 1

Viewing Immigration Through God’s Eyes
Patricia Welch, NH Immigration Legal Services
Upstairs Room 2

Connecting People
to a Bigger Story
Andy Haskins
Club 45

Connecting Creatives through Collaboration
in Genesis
Katrina Wilkins
Teen Room

Friday 11:15-NOON

Surviving Rough Waters
Greg Harp
EdgeKidz Worship Center

Community on Mission:
Finding God’s Mission with Others
Pam Braman
Worship Center

Praying the Power of Scripture
Henry Ausby
Fellowship Hall

Engaging People in the Grow Curriculum
Jessica Zittel
Upstairs Room 1

Extending Mercy at the Margins
Tedd Smith, Set Free Movement
Upstairs Room 2

CMC Training:
Weddings, Funerals, Baptisms, and  Communion
(will include lunchtime)
Mike Kuhlkin, Ryan Rovito
Club 45