Opening the Stained Glass Window

An Ecumenical Faith Symposium featuring female leaders and visionaries from West Michigan.

Presented by Red Cord Community

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9am – 3pm

Where: Central Reformed Church
10 College Ave NE, Grand Rapids

To Register, Go here

Lunch and childcare provided

Featuring female spiritual leaders in the greater Grand Rapids area, we are inviting Christian women who are impacting our community (and the World) to inspire and empower others with stories, experiences, and wisdom.

This day will include great speakers as well as women who are leaders in expressive arts, yoga, meditation, and centering prayer to address not only the head, but the heart, soul, and body as well.

This is not a “Women’s Conference” and is open to all.

Tentative Schedule:

8:30 Registration

9:00 Worship

9:40 Welcome and Overview

Longing: Lorilyn Wiering, Linda Rubingh, Lisa Cockrel


10:45  Workshops and Panel Discussions (Including: Creating Safe Spaces, Creativity as Spiritual Discipline, Journeying with Women on the Margins, The Enneagram, and Power)

12:00  Lunch and Creative Space

1:00 Launch: Mary Dailey Brown, Christine Mwangi

1:30 Workshops and Panel Discussions (Including: Embodied Empathy, Women and the Torah, Spiritual Direction, Visual Lectio Divina, Intersectionality, Restorative Circles)

2:30  Worship Featuring musical guests and Laurie TenHave-Chapman

3:00 Commissioning and conclusion

3:30  Optional Mindlfulness and Yoga experience


Leaders and Presenters for the day:

Katherine Lee Baker, Elizabeth Barnum, Belinda Bauman, Helen Bell, Joyce Borger, Mary Dailey Brown, Kathryn Christensen, Lisa Ann Cockrel, Dana Doll, Becky Dykhuis, Suzanne Katerberg, Denise Kingdom Grier, Jen Koelling, Kate Kooyman, Mira Krishnan, Chris Mason, Christine Mwangi, Bonnie Nicholas, Mara Joy Norden, Ruth Bell Olsson, Rachelle Oppenhuizen, Julie Otte, Sue Petro, Linda Rubingh, Susan Sparta, Laurel TenHave-Chapman, Debby Topliff, Lisa Van Arragon, Katherine Welch, Lorilyn Wiering, and more.



Written by Lorilyn