Gathering As One

A Virtual Outdoor Ministry Conference

November 17th-19th, 2020

Live Zoom Workshop #4

Your Two Choices for 3:30-4:15pm EDT on Thursday, November 19

Your New Intergenerational Retreat Resource

Come, let’s explore “Shine! Living as Children of God in a Restless World” - the new resource by GenOn Ministries that provides your staff what they need to lead intergenerational retreats (a printed version was in every conference box and the digital version is available on this website). An abundance of “choose your own adventure” options and ideas give you the flexibility to create what works for your center and the churches that will attend your retreats.


Liz Perraud has more than 30 years of experience in Christian faith formation. As Executive Director of GenOn Ministries, she is frequently called upon to speak and lead training in the US and Canada (or wherever she can go virtually). She is a contributor to “InterGenerate” (“The Art of Christian Relationships” chapter) and the forthcoming “Engage All Generations” (“Intergenerational Community Around the Table” chapter). In her spare time Liz enjoys volunteering in her church, hiking with her husband, and spending time with her granddaughters.

Creative Fund Development during COVID-19

In this workshop, we will explore the creative ways our sites have pursued sustainability during the pandemic. Our panelists will share examples of how their sites have diversified operations, reached beyond their normal audience, and prioritized fundraising initiatives.

Panelists include:
Todd Eastis, Director of Business and Development at Camp Mack (Milford, IN)
Rob Morris, Executive Director at Christmount Conference & Retreat Center (Black Mountain, NC)
Joe Richards, Executive Director at Pearce Williams Summer Camp & Retreat Facility (Fingal, ON)
Doug Walters, Executive Director at Camp Hanover (Mechanicsville, VA)
Wade Zick, Managing Director at Pilgrim Firs Camp and Conference Center  (Port Orchard, WA)