Journey to Generosity
May 19 & 20, 2017
St. Mark’s Cathedral
The Episcopal Network for Stewardship’s annual conference will be in beautiful downtown Minneapolis the third weekend in May 2017. St. Mark’s Cathedral is a stunning setting for our Journey to Generosity.
Conference attendees will be challenged and inspired by three outstanding keynote speakers: The Rev. Cn. J Edwin Bacon, The Rev. Winnie Varghese, and Mr. Dave Toycen.
Dave Toycen is the recently retired president of World Vision, Canada. Dave is a long-time Anglican and led World Vision in Canada through transformative growth. Under his leadership, World Vision became an advocate for political change in countries that denied people, especially children and women, their basic human rights and the necessities of life. Dave wrote the book, The Power of Generosity. Dr. Tony Campolo wrote of Dave and the book, “Dave Toycen’s call to generosity is a call to become engaged in changing the world. Dave’s heart for the poor and oppressed and his commitment to following Jesus, wherever that leads, shine throughout the book.”
The Rev. Winnie Varghese serves as the Director of Community Outreach at Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York. Her position focuses on Trinity’s social justice ministries, including outreach grants, feeding ministries, public school support, and the Trinity Parish Center. Winnie has been a priest for 15 years in parishes and as a college chaplain. Prior to joining Trinity Church, she served as priest-in-charge and then rector of St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery, a vibrant and diverse church in Manhattan that tripled in size under her leadership. Through her writings and lectures, Winnie has become a prominent voice for justice throughout the Episcopal Church.
The Rev. Cn. J Edwin Bacon is Rector Emeritus of All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena, California. Ed retired in 2016 and moved with his wife, Hope, to Birmingham, Alabama. Under his twenty-year leadership, All Saints Church continued in the forefront of progressive causes while expanding its multi-cultural worship and ministries. A progressive spokesperson on issues of faith and justice for all regardless of race, gender, faith, or sexual orientation, Ed has been featured in national media including being a guest panelist in the Spirituality 101 segment of The Oprah Winfrey Show’s “Living Your Best Life” series. In January 2009 his statement to a call-in viewer that “being gay is a gift from God” received national attention. As a result, he was invited to return to the show and soon became a regular on Oprah’s Soul Series on Oprah & Friends Radio; recording two shows a month for eighteen months. Since “retirement”, Ed has preached and lectured throughout the United States.
St. Mark’s Cathedral
Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral is a welcoming community called to worship, grow spiritually, promote reconciliation, offer passionate hospitality, and serve and lead in the example of Jesus Christ. In the Anglican tradition of scripture, tradition, and reason, it strives to respect and thrive on diverse views, independent thinking, and thoughtful discussion in love and service. St. Mark’s Cathedral is located on the southwestern edge of Loring Park, a unique and diverse community. “The Park,” as it is known, is the largest in central Minneapolis and is situated on the southwest corner of downtown.
TENS has selected the Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis as the official hotel for the 2017 conference. We have secured a corporate rate of $189 per night. Make your reservations early to secure the lower corporate rate.
Reserve your Hyatt room at the TENS rate: https://aws.passkey.com/go/tens2017minn
or call 1-888-421-1442. The group name is listed as The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) 2017