The Chinook Winds Regional Council Meeting took place on September 15-17, 2020. Our Theme Presenter was Dr. Yvette Flunder. You can see the agenda and details about our Theme Presenter below.
Recordings of the five sessions including the Celebration of Ministry are on the Chinook Winds YouTube Channel. You can also watch the Celebration of Ministry below.
See below for an outline of the Agenda and information about our Theme Speaker Bishop Yvette Flunder.
An Outline of the Agenda:
Tuesday, September 15
• 2:00pm – 4:30pm — Theme & Retirees (3 pm Theme)
Wednesday, September 16
• 9:30 am – Noon Orientation & Business, Affirming Process
• 2:00 pm – 4:30pm – Theme & Presentations (Theme@2 pm
Thursday, September 17
• 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm — Theme@ 1:45 pm / Memorials/ Business
• 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm — Celebration of Ministry will be live-streamed from Symons Valley United Church, Calgary. John Snow, Jr, will be ordained.
Theme Presenter: Bishop Yvette Flunder
Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder, a San Francisco native, has served her call through prophetic action and ministry for justice for over 30 years. Her call to “blend proclamation, worship, service and advocacy on behalf of those most marginalized in church and in society” led to the founding of the City of Refuge United Church of Christ in 1991. In 2003, Rev. Dr. Flunder was consecrated Presiding Bishop of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, a multi-denominational coalition of over 100 primarily African American Christian leaders and laity.
She is on the Board of Starr King School for the Ministry and DEMOS and has taught at many theological schools. She is a graduate of the Certificate of Ministry and Master of Arts programs at Pacific School of Religion, and received her Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary. She is an award-winning gospel music artist and author of Where the Edge Gathers: A Theology of Homiletic and Radical Inclusion.