Don’t Go it Alone – the Indispensability of Life-Giving Relationships
that Sustain Us in Life and Ministry


We hear it often-- pastors and other ministry leaders get isolated, lacking close friends.  We as ministry caregivers can also lack the life-giving relationships that help us thrive

This year’s main sessions will be provided by multiple presenters focusing on:

  • Why we need life-giving close personal relationships
  • The elements that define these relationships
  • How we identify, develop and nurture them

Please note:  Like so many things in 2020, plans have had to change.  Due to circumstances beyond her control, Dr. Genalin Niere-Metcalf will not be able to be with us this year. Nevertheless, believing in the relevancy and significance of this topic, we are engaging multiple presenters to speak about various aspects of finding and maintaining life-giving relationships.  


Leading us in worship will be Susan Johnson.

Susan led us at the Forum in 2009 through 2011 at Green Lake and we are excited to have her return to lead us again.

For over 20 years, Susan has led worship not only in numerous churches and denominations, but also for many small groups, retreats, events and conferences across the country - with simply a piano, as well as with larger ensembles - playing a wide range of music genres. Through music, scripture, prayer, testimony and reflection, Susan has led others in worship from a living room of several people to a church of thousands. Her desire to craft worship experiences that help people see the beauty and magnitude of who God is, igniting authentic devotion to Him, is what she considers her highest privilege and calling. She has performed with artists such as Margaret Becker, Fernando Ortega, Stuart Townend, and Keith and Krystin Getty. Susan currently resides in Oconomowoc, WI.

Learn more about Susan at


Workshop:  "Navigating a Tsunami"

We are living in a tsunami created by a pandemic, the economy, and racial unrest, all of which is covered by the fog of divisive politics.  Using a panel discussion, we’ll be looking at how this is impacting those we serve, the ongoing impact of it and how our ministries can help address the needs.