2013 PMA Convocation
Christians: Called to CareSubmitted by Sharon Custer, PMA
The PMA Convocation was held April 26-27 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Lenexa, Kansas.
The Convocation began with a service of Holy Communion led by Bishop Gerald Mansholt.
Following dinner, the Convocation heard comments from Bishop Mansholt. The following anniversaries were celebrated: 5-year – Jim Germer, Mary Heald, Sid Hose, Phillip Knox, Bud Niebling, and Peggy Schaefer; 10-year – Carl Kuhlman, Maru Hunt, Kathy Ouellette, Judy Peterson, Norman Smith, Tamera Jahnke, David Winquist, and Angie Sundell; 15-year – Marvin Stuenkel.
The Convocation also recognized new Parish Ministry Associates Marilyn Dunstan, Jayne Germer, Julie Holmberg, and Sarah Thomas; and new PMAP students John Dumler, Annette Maric, and Jon Rank.
Pastor David Strommen; Jim Germer, PMA; and Judy Peterson, PMA, entertained us with wonderful music.
The theme of the Convocation was “Christians: Called to Care.” The primary presenter was Pastor Ashley Masoni, KUMC chaplain, with assistance from Pastor Mark Fischer and Bud Niebling, PMA.
A big THANK YOU to break sponsors: Mission Investment Fund (Paula Kitt), Lutheran Planned Giving (JP Palmer), and Bud & Judy Niebling.
The PMA Convocation is held each year to provide an opportunity for Parish Ministry Associates to gather, to learn, and to pray. By coming together PMAs experience the breadth and diversity of this program, and they can appreciate more deeply the significance of these forms of ministry for the future of the church. Those who are certified will receive 6 lifelong learning credits and those who are “in training” will receive 1/3 of the Convocation credit required for certification.