Don’t Go it Alone – the Indispensability of Close Relationships 

 

We hear it often-- pastors and other ministry leaders get isolated, lacking close friends.  We as ministry caregivers can also lack the close authentic relationships we need.

Close deep relationships:  why they are essential and how they can be pursued is the theme for this year’s main sessions.

Dr. Genalin Niere-MetcalfComing to help us explore this important topic is Dr. Genalin Niere-Metcalf, RN, MA, PsyD.

Even as a young girl, Genalin felt a special closeness with the Lord and a desire to know Him.  Growing up in the church both deepened her faith and opened her eyes to the challenges of ministry life.  It was these experiences in the church and her personal spiritual experiences with God that deeply transformed her and became a catalyst for her vocational call, involvement in particular ministries and determined how she "moves, lives and has her being." (Acts 17:28)

 

Stephanie Seefeldt will be back to lead us in worship.

Stephanie has became "one of us" through her previous years leading us at Green Lake. She loves to lead God's people in congregational worship, using the best of both historic hymnody and of modern worship music. She has worked as the worship leader in mega churches, neighborhood parishes and everywhere in between. She served at Elmbrook church in suburban Milwaukee under the leadership of Stuart and Jill Briscoe.

As part of the worship leadership team of Anne Graham Lotz's Just Give Me Jesus event, Steph has sung at venues as historic as London's Royal Albert Hall and as large as Atlanta's Philips Arena, but her true passion continues to be the local church. At Zion Episcopal in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, where her husband, Scott, serves as Vicar, Steph serves on staff as the organist and music director. She is also a busy mom to four children.