2020 Annual Conference Session

The 2020 session of Annual Conference will be May 27-30 at the Stormont Vail Events Center in Topeka, Kansas. Information and registration is coming soon. Lodging arrangements are available at the menu tab on the left.

More information will be shared on this page as it becomes available, so check back for information about child care registration, now to download the pre-conference workbook and more.


Featured Speakers

Rev. Dr. Joseph Daniels Jr.

The Rev. Dr. Joseph Daniels Jr. serves as senior pastor at Emory Fellowship in Washington, D.C., and will be the preacher for opening worship. Under his leadership, the congregation has embraced becoming a ministry of impact that reverberates from the District of Columbia to around the globe. The Fellowship has been recognized on numerous occasions for its transformative urban ministry work and strong community based social justice agenda. He serves as one of the founders and co-chairs of the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN). He is also the founder of The Emory Beacon of Light, Inc. — the mission arm of The Emory Fellowship. Daniels is an author and consultant, frequently writing and teaching on topics surrounding vision and call, leadership development, diversity training, and congregational, community and economic development. He has and continues to serve in a developmental capacity to congregations and communities in Africa, Bermuda and the West Indies.


Rev. Susan Beaumont

Susan Beaumont is a consultant, author, and coach who has worked with hundreds of congregations and denominational bodies across the United States and in Canada.  She is known for her ground-breaking work in the leadership dynamics of large congregations. Before establishing her own practice, Susan worked for nine years as a Senior Consultant with the Alban Institute. Beaumont also has served on the faculty of two business schools, teaching graduate level courses in leadership, management and organizational behavior.  She has corporate experience in human resource management and organizational development. She currently teaches at Wesley Theological Seminary. Beaumont is the author of "How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going: Leading in a Liminal Season," and "Inside the Large Congregation." She is co-author of "When Moses Meets Aaron: Staffing and Supervision in the Large Congregation." She is an ordained minister within the American Baptist Churches, USA. She currently attends a Presbyterian Congregation.