Professional Leaders Conference

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Professional Leaders Conference

October 17 – 19, 2017

Monterey Tides
2600 Sand Dunes Drive
Monterey, CA 93940

Deans’ Meeting—Oct 16 – 17, 2017

Rostered Professional Women’s Retreat—Oct 16 – 17, 2017

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Room Reservations are made separately by contacting Monterey Tides at 1-800-242-8627 (use Block Code 1710Sierra) or online at Sierra Pacific Synod 2017 .

The limited room block closes September 15 or once the block is full. After September 15, rooms will be reserved on a space available basis at an increased rate.                    

Check-in is 4:00PM on the day of arrival and until 11:00AM on the day of departure.

A limited number of scholarships are available. If you are a first call pastor, a person of color, or a person whose primary language is other than English, please email your scholarship request by September 15 to Pr. Kathryn Gulbranson or call 650.590.0980 ext 103

Registration support for Women’s Retreat, Dean’s Gathering or Professional Leaders Conference:
Contact Laurie Gaumer or 650.590.0980

Stacy Kitahata will be our guest speaker/leader for this gathering.  She was formerly with the ELCA Global Mission Staff and Region 1 Staff for Multiculturalism, and is now working both with Kaleidoscope ( and The Krista Foundation (  Stacy is a community leader with a sustained commitment to fostering cultural competence and active faith.  She was Dean of the Community and a member of the faculty at the Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago. Stacy has traveled extensively in Latin America, Asia and Africa and holds degrees from UCLA and McCormick Theological Seminary. These experiences equip her with a wealth of global, ecumenical, and theological insight.


October 17


October 19



Monterey Tides
2600 Sand Dunes Drive
Monterey, CA 93940 United States



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