Join rostered ministers and professional ministry staff of congregations for the 2022 Fall Conference, “Story and Sabbath,” at the Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center in Coralville. Presenters Rubén Duran and Rozella Haydee White will be presenting on the intersections of story, sabbath, wellness, and care. There will be time for learning, fellowship, conversation, and spiritual renewal.

About the Speakers

Rozella Haydee White (she/her/ella) is the #LoveBigCoach, is a Social Impact Entrepreneur who is focused on nurturing love that is life-giving, justice-seeking, and healing so that all can thrive. She is a public theologian, spiritual life and leadership coach, inspirational speaker, and writer committed to embodying love that is bold, intentional, and generous. Read more

Rev. Ruben Duran serves as Senior Advisor for New Ministry Development in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He resources Synod mission strategies, local initiatives, and innovative models that nurture life-changing relationships in new and existing communities of faith in the USA and the Caribbean. He also resources 352 new mission congregations reaching people in multiple contexts throughout the country. He has a passion for identifying, equipping, and deploying new and diverse leaders as evangelists and promoters of justice and equity for all, especially among people on the margins of society. Read more


$175, Registration closes Sept. 9th. Please note registration does not include accommodations.

There are a small number of first-come, first-serve $75 scholarships available for congregations to send interns or professional ministry staff (non-rostered congregational staff.) Use the discount code SCHOLARSHIP

Overnight Accommodations:

A block of rooms has been reserved at a lower group rate. Rooms are reserved at a special rate for Sunday, September 25, and Monday night, September 26 at the Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center, 300 E 9th St, Coralville, IA 52241

Room rate: $109 per night plus tax for either single or double room and includes parking.

Please note: the reservation systems will display that rooms are unavailable if you choose outside the room block nights of Sept. 25 and 26. Reservations must be made no later than Friday, September 9.

Online hotel reservations at   Or by calling (319) 688-4000


Childcare will be available and provided on-site during the conference during the main sessions. We ask that parents keep their children with them during mealtimes, free time, and in the evenings. There is no cost for childcare to families. You do not need to include children in the conference registration, but childcare reservations are required by filling out this form by September 9th. If you have questions, please contact Amber Jackson-Elwer, at [email protected]

Childcare Reservation Form (must be completed by Sept. 9)

Worship for October 2 (Sunday after conference)

In order to give rostered ministers time to be present at the conference, an online pre-recorded worship service will be provided for Sunday, October 2nd. These materials will be available shortly before the conference.


Sunday, September 25

5:30 pm Dinner

6:15 pm Time with the Bishop

7:00 pm Evening Prayer

7:30-9:00 pm Fellowship time

Monday, September 26

8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am First Session

10:30 am Break

10:45 am Second Session

12:15 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Third Session

2:00 pm-5:30 pm Afternoon Break

6:00 pm Outdoor Worship, Dinner, and Talent Show at Christ the King. Monday’s outdoor community-building picnic dinner will include a meal, worship, and sharing of talents. Stand-up bits, harmonicas, juggling, harps, poetry, and dad jokes are all welcome.

Tuesday, September 27

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am Spiritual Renewal Activities

10:30 am Closing Session

12:00 am Go home!