Called by Christ for the Sake of the Church and the World: Introduction
The 1979 EWC Conference, “Called by Christ for the Sake of the Church and the World,” was held June 22-24, in Grand Rapids, MI.
It was coordinated by Claire Wolterstorff and Judy Mullins, assisted by the Michigan EWC chapter members.
National council officers were Joyce Erickson, chair; Florence Brown, vice-chair; Carolyn Kitchen, financial; Letha Scanzoni, program; VaCountess Johnson and Ruth Schmidt, nominating committee.
Attendance numbers were not recorded.
There were sections under the following titles:
- Women and Justice
- Women in Relationships
- Women in the Arts
- Women and their Spiritual Formation
The keynote speaker for the conference was the Rev. Marchiene Rienstra, Interim Pastor of Wyoming Presbyterian Church in Wyoming, Michigan.
Other featured presenters were:
Nancy Hardesty, Assistant Professor of American Church History, Candler School of Theology
Karen Burton Mains, Author, Open Heart Open Home
David M. Scholer – Assoc. Professor of New· Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
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