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2024 States Synod PMA Conference

Spirit Breathed, Spirit Blown

Lay Ministry

This conference is for all who are currently serving as Parish Ministry Associates, students enrolled in the Parish Ministry Education Program and lay leaders who are interested in the program or learning more about how to be better-equipped stewards and servants of God’s mission in their own communities. 


9:00 a.m.            Doors Open for fellowship and refreshments

10:00 a.m.         Conference Begins

12:00 p.m.          Lunch

3:00 p.m.            Conference Concludes

Rev. Susan Candea, Bishop -

Prior to being elected bishop of the Central States Synod in 2019, Rev. Susan Candea has over 30 years of parish ministry experience and 6 years on synod staff. She has been involved in many aspects of ministry throughout the church including advocacy work, campus ministry, youth gatherings, community organizing, interfaith and ecumenical work. She enjoys spending time with her three sons and two grandchildren, going on hikes, and listening to audio books as she drives across the synod to be with congregations.

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The PMA Conference registration fee of $30 includes lunch. Registration deadline May 31, 2024.


June 6

10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Atonement Lutheran Church

9948 Metcalf Ave

Overland Park, KS 66212


Bishop Susan Candea

Rev. Adam Wutka

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