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The Katie 2020

Very Ordinary Grace: Life in Relationship

April 17, 2020 - April 19, 2020
Bay City, MI

The Katie—a Michigan District conference for the wives and widows of pastors, deacons, and vicars—seeks to uplift the women God has chosen to be His hands and heart to the men He has called into the ministry. While these women carry a unique set of burdens, they also enjoy some amazing and abundant blessings. The Katie is a celebration of those blessings and a support for those burdens.

The theme for 2020 is “Very Ordinary Grace: Life in Relationship,” based on Ephesians 6:24. We’ll gain insight from the experience of the Ephesian Christians in their relationships, talk through the various relationships of our lives, celebrate the grace within many of them, and discover how to move others closer to places of grace, safety, and well-being.

When & Where

Bay City

April 17 @ 4:30 pm - April 19 @ 12:00 pm

Doubletree by Hilton Bay City – Riverfront
One Wenonah Park Place
Bay City, MI, 48708

Presenters

Speaker

Heidi Goehmann

Heidi Goehmann is a licensed clinical social worker and mental health care provider, deaconess, writer, speaker, wife, mom, and advocate. She received her bachelor’s degree in theology and psychology from Concordia University Chicago, and her master’s degree in social work from the University of Toledo with an emphasis on children, families, and social justice.

Heidi has worked in a variety of clinical settings and in various ministry and mental health capacities. She loves her family, sticky notes, Jesus, adventure, Star Wars, Star Trek, and new ideas… not necessarily in that order. She can always be found at heidigoehmann.com.

Saturday Entertainment

The Brothers Mogan

The Brothers Mogan are classically-trained musicians doing their part to keep classic music alive in their community. Enjoy selections from the golden oldies, outlaw country, early rock n’ roll, and more with a fun and classy acoustic twist.

Schedule

Friday, April 17, 2020

All Conference Activities will be in the Grand Ballroom Salon AB unless otherwise stated.

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Registration
Hotel Lobby
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Hors d'oeurves Reception
7 - 9 p.m.
Devotions | Opening Activities
9 - 11 p.m.
Wine and Cheese Reception
Sponsored by Church Extension Fund

Saturday, April 18, 2020

8 - 9 a.m.
Breakfast
9 - 9:15 a.m.
Music
9:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Session 1: Very Ordinary Homes
Heidi Goehman
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Break
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Session 2: Very Ordinary Friendship
Heidi Goehman
12 - 1 p.m.
Lunch
1 - 2:30 p.m.
Session 3: Very Ordinary Communities
Heidi Goehman
2:40 - 6:00 p.m.
Free Time
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Dinner
7:45 - 9:15 p.m.
Brothers Mogan

Sunday, April 19, 2020

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast
9:45 - 11 a.m.
Session 4: Very Ordinary Words
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Worship Service

Registration

Registration is now open.

Registration Deadline is March 23, 2020.

Conference Costs
2 Night Conference Rate (Two nights lodging, four meals)

  • Single Occupancy $311
  • Double Occupancy $199
  • Triple Occupancy $164
  • Quad Occupancy $145

1 Night Conference Rate - available for either Friday or Saturday (One night lodging, three meals)

  • Single Occupancy $183
  • Double Occupancy $128
  • Triple Occupancy $110
  • Quad Occupancy $101

Commuter Rate

  • $90 All Meals
  • $56 Saturday Lunch and Dinner
  • $21 Saturday Lunch only

Registration - 2 Nights

$145-$311

Price is based on occupancy.

Registration - 1 Night

$101-$183

Price is based on occupancy.

Commuter

$21-$90

Price is based on meal choices.

Compassion Ministry

In support of the Michigan District Critical Targets, specifically “Great Compassion Ministry,” The Katie 2020 has partnered with The Luke 52 Clinic/Family of God and the Bay Area Women’s Center.

Luke 52 Clinic Wish List | Family of God Wish List (coming soon) | Bay Area Women’s Shelter Wish List (coming soon)

 

There will be a donation box outside of the Grand Ballroom Salon AB to place items.

 

Attention crafty ladies: The Bay Area Women’s Shelter is also in need of adult-sized blankets for their clients.

Additional Information

Scholarships Available

We are pleased to offer scholarships again this year! If you are in need of scholarship assistance, please contact Debbie Hughes at the District Office by email (debra.hughes@michigandistrict.org) or by calling 888.225.2111 ext. 234.

ALL first-time attendees will receive a $50 scholarship thanks to a generous grant from the Church Extension Fund of the Michigan District, LCMS.

Widows will receive $50 off if registered by March 23, 2020.

Payment Details

If you are paying by credit card, you will be required to select “PayPal” as your method of payment on the Checkout page. After reviewing and submitting your order, you will be redirected to PayPal. On the PayPal page, select “Pay with a debit or credit card” underneath the login option.

If you are paying by check, simply select “Check or money order” on the Checkout page then review and submit your order. When mailing your check, please be sure to indicate your order number in the Memo area.

Dining Options:

“The Katie” Goals and Objectives

  • Provide a safe, comfortable time of refreshment and encouragement that encompasses laughter and enjoyment with one another.
  • Foster spiritual growth through intentional Bible study and relevant speakers.
  • Provide a rich atmosphere for relationship development and support using relational strategies, games, and opportunities for interaction.
  • Identify the tensions and challenges that are unique to the role of a pastor’s wife by providing opportunities for conversation and individual support.