Date & Location: May 19-21, 2017. Sheraton Crescent Hotel, 2620 West Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021.
Description: The event theme is “I am your Neighbor”. The aim is to strengthen the Refugee Ministries in our communities by knowing the pressing needs of these people. Also to acknowledge the existing Refugee Ministries in our area and to collaborate with other refugee agencies.
Who Should Attend: All conference directors, pastors, local church leaders, refugee leaders and anyone who can say, "I am your Neighbor" are invited to attend.
Featured Speakers: Ernie Castillo, Vice President for Ethnic Ministries, North American Division; Dr. Vic Louis Arreola III, Asian Ministries Director, Pacific Union Conference; Tony Anobile, Vice President, Pacific Union Conference; Terrie Saelee, ARIM Coordinator, North American Division; Dr. Geof Tio, Chaplain Supervisor; Will James, Senior Pastor, Paradise Valley Church; Lauran Merginio, ESL, Teacher, Refuge and Revelation Center (RnR), Gerald Babanezhad, Pastor, Speaker/Director, A Sure Harvest Ministry; Vinh Nguyen, Vietnamese Language Coordinator, Pacific Union Conference and personnel from International Rescue Commission (IRC).
Friday, May 19, 2017
3:00 pm-6:30 pm - Event Registration & Check-in
7:00 pm-9:00 pm - Opening Session
Sabbath, May 20, 2017
9:00 am-5:00 pm - Worship Service/Sessions
Sunday, May 21, 2017
9:00 am-11:30 am - Closing Session