2020 Collegeville National Symposium on Lay Ecclesial Ministry

Lay Ecclesial Ministry National Symposium

June 2, 3, and 4, 2020

Hosted at Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary

Registration: $300.00, which includes room and meals

Register Here

Note: Symposium Attendees are also invited and encouraged to stay for the NALM ConferenceJune 4, 5 and 6. You may register for either or both events by clicking the Register Here link above.

Maps and Directions

We are convinced that sustaining healthy ministerial workplaces, built on covenant relationships and a commitment to justice, equips parishes for communio and mission. Healthy workplaces result when pastoral leadership teams actively cultivate trust, community, fairness, financial well-being, shared values, manageable workload, appreciation and vocational commitment. Still inspired by the USCCB pastoral letter, Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord (2005), we invite you on this journey to help foster healthy workplaces for all who minister in the name of Christ.

What is the ministry this symposium seeks to sustain?

Prayer Leaders, Speakers, Witnesses and Writers

Schedule for Prayer, Presentations and Workshops

Tuesday, June 2

1:30 pm     Welcome
1:45 pm     Prayer - Bishop Donald Kettler, Diocese of Saint Cloud
2:30 pm     Sustaining A Healthy Ministerial Vineyard:  The Intersection of Lamentation and Hope - Barbara Sutton and Nathaniel Samuel
5:00 pm     At the Vineyard:  Trip to Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery for insight, community building and dinner

  Wednesday, June 3

9:00 am      Morning Prayer - Jessie Bazan
9:45 am      Moving Towards A New Story - Kerry A. Robinson
11:00 am    A Healthy Ministerial Workplace:  Collaborative Learning (session 1)

  • Community, Dorice Law
  • Control, Bridget Klawitter
  • Fairness, Timothy Johnston
  • FinancialWell-being, James Wahl
  • Reward, Kyle Lechtenberg
  • Values, Robert Choiniere
  • Vocation, Theresa Prymuszewski
  • Workload, Yaret Macedo

1:30 pm     A Healthy Ministerial Workplace:  Collaborative Learning (session 2)
3:00 pm     A Self-assessment Tool on a Healthy Ministerial Workplace for Dioceses and Parishes
5:00 pm     Eucharistic Liturgy - Archbishop John C. Wester, Archdiocese of Santa Fe
7:00 pm     SoulCollage®: An Intuitive Process for Imagining the Ministerial Vineyard

Thursday, June 4

8:45 am      Morning Prayer - Deacon Keith Davis
9:00 am      Creating a Covenant for a Healthy Ministerial Workplace: Collaborative Learning - Table Groups
10:30 am    Witness Response - Edward P. Hahnenberg, Rev. Hector Madrigal and Zeni Fox
11:00 am    Closing Prayer Service - Vanessa White


Brief History

2011 Lay Ecclesial Ministry Symposium Blog

For more information

Dr. Barbara Sutton
Symposium Chair
Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary
[email protected]