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2019 PFLAG WSC Spring Conference
May 3 - May 5$30.00
Co-hosted by PFLAG Skagit, PFLAG Whatcom, and the Rainbow Alliance at Skagit Valley College
Friday, May 3: Meet and Greet with Paula Stone Williams
Hampton Inn 1860 S. Burlington Blvd. Burlington, WA 98233, 6:00 PM — 8:30 PM
No host cash bar: complementary hor d’oeuvres and beverages.
Saturday, May 4: Conference: THE FORCE IS WITH US
The Knutzen Cardinal Center Multipurpose Meeting Room
2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
This is a tentative schedule for the Saturday conference.
|10:00 AM -|
|Introductions||PFLAG Skagit President|
|Ice Breaker||Kathy Reim|
|10:30 AM -|
|Keynote Speaker||Rev. Dr. Paula Stone Williams: Pastoral Counselor and Ministry Consultant from Lyons, Colorado|
|11:15 AM -|
|Workshops||I A Educational: The Science of Gender, Introduced by Shelly Cooper
I B Toolkit: Membership, finances, fundraising: Panel of resources: facilitated by Drew Griffin
I C. Toolkit: Leadership coaching and training
|12:45 PM -|
|Networking Lunch||Eat and greet|
| 1:30 PM -|
|Workshops||II. A. Education/ Toolkit: Speaker’s Bureau: Turning a Dream into Reality
II. B. Toolkit: Standing Up and Standing Safe, Ty Schroyer
II. C. Toolkit: Overcoming Toxic Masculinity in the LGBTQ Community, Mac McGregor and Drew Griffin
|3:00 PM -|
|Closing Remarks||State Leadership Updates/ business, Shelly Cooper, WTC President|
|3:30 PM -|
|Awards Celebrations||Drew Griffin, PNW RD National Updates|
Rev. Dr. Paula Williams was the CEO of a large church planting organization, a megachurch preaching pastor, a magazine editor and a seminary instructor. All ended when she transitioned from Paul to Paula. After 35 years in New York, Paula moved to Denver, Colorado, where she currently serves as a pastoral counselor, coach and church consultant. She works with OPEN, a network of progressive evangelicals, coaches with the Center for Progressive Renewal, and directs the Church Planting team at Highlands Church in Denver. Paula also serves on the board of the Gay Christian Network and is a blogger for The Huffington Post. For more information visit paulastonewilliams.com. Dr. Paula Stone Williams is a sought after speaker who has been featured over the past two years at over 100 events in 20 states and 25 media outlets. She has been profiled in the New York Times, the Denver Post, Huffington Post, Colorado Public Radio, New Scientist Magazine, Radio New Zealand and other media outlets. Paula has spoken for TEDWomen 2018 and TEDxMileHigh in Denver, Colorado. She has consulted with the Denver Post, NPR’s Radiolab, PFLAG and the W/ Collective.
Special event, Sunday, May, 5, 2019 Co-hosted by Burlington Lutheran Church