Theological Conference 2022

Monday, September 19 at 4:00 p.m. to Thursday, September 22 at 11:00 a.m.

DoubleTree—The Yarrow (Hotel)
1800 Park Ave.
Park City, UT 84060

Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church (SOTM)
4051 UT-224
Park City, UT 84098

 

Offerings are designated for Betela Seminary and our "Seeds of Hope" fund, and also for our campaign to raise $100,000 in order to receive matching Lilly grant funds in support of rostered ministers and covid relief projects.

 

Our theme: "Resilience"

Participant Resources

Presenters

Dr. Edward Mooney Jr. is a college professor (educational psychology and teacher education) specializing in the effects of trauma on teaching and learning. He is the author of the book, "Teaching After Witnessing a School Shooting: Echoes of Gunfire," from Peter Lang, Academic Publishers. Dr. Mooney was an at-risk student; he grew up with an abusive alcoholic father. He taught high school for years (he was shot at once at school), and was named the California State Teacher of the Year (DAR) in 2010. His website is EdwardMooney.net.

 

 

 

The Rev. Dr. Kimberly Wagner serves as the Assistant Professor of Preaching at Princeton Theological Seminary. She received a B.S. in Secondary Life Science Education from Miami University (OH), a M.Div. from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and her Ph.D. from the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University. Though she has served among the Lutherans and was educated among United Methodists, Dr. Wagner is ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Previous experience on the pastoral staff of a PCUSA congregation in Virginia helps fuel and inform her present scholarship and teaching. She is passionate about supporting students’ formation and helping clergy and communities navigate the realities of an ever-changing world and church. Her current writing and work focus on preaching and ministry in the midst and wake of trauma, particularly thinking about collective trauma, the role of the preacher, and the resources of our Scriptures and faith to respond to these moments. Dr. Wagner’s forthcoming book, Fractured Ground: Preaching in the Wake of Mass Trauma (Westminster John Knox Press, 2023), offers guidance for preaching in the aftermath of communal trauma, including mass violence, natural disasters, and public health crises. When not teaching, writing, or meeting over Zoom, she enjoys baking, tinkering on the piano, biking, and long walks with her dog, Toby.

 

Many children pretend at being firefighters, teachers, or doctors. But at the age of ten, Rev. Nicolé Raddu Ferry was pretending to offer Holy Communion to her stuffed animals with water and crackers. Since “girls cannot be pastors,” she began her career as a social worker, earning B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Tennessee and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Rev. Raddu Ferry worked with youth in the public and non-public sectors, and in congregational settings in Maryland. After discerning or returning to a call to ordained ministry, Rev. Raddu Ferry received her MDIV from Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg. Rev. Raddu Ferry currently serves Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Los Alamos, NM where she publicly serves bread and wine, and gleefully shares her presence with all who are blessed to meet her.
Pastor Nicolé will lead us in Morning Prayer each day and she is serving as the Chaplain for our event. She is available for private conversation and prayer or random bursts of joy and spontaneous dancing.

 

Feature Film

RELEASED June 20, 2015, “The Pearls of the Stone Man” is a Japanese drama film directed by Yūzō Asahara.
The film is adapted from a novel by the same name written by Edward Mooney, Jr. (Sourcebooks). The Japanese translation is entitled Ishi o Tsumu Hito (石を積むひと), from Sho-gakukan. Atsushi (played by Koichi Sato) and Ryoko (played by Ka-nako Higuchi) decide they want to live in nature and move to Biei, Hokkaido, Japan. Ryoko asks Atsushi to build a stone wall around their house. Atsushi experiences tragedy, but later gets closer to his estranged daughter, Satoko (played by Keiko Kitagawa).
Coming soon to a Summit AB Ballroom near you! Tuesday 7:00 p.m.

 

 

Transportation Information

We are not providing transportation from Salt Lake City to Park City, but we encourage you to connect with colleagues and share rides as much as possible. Post a message on the RMS Colleagues Facebook page, work out transportation with your conference, coordinate flights with others, and consider public transportation from the Airport, which is $10.

Taking a train and two busses from the airport to Park City, takes about 1:45 to 2 hours. Leaving on a Green Line train from the airport at these times (at the latest) connects with Bus 902 Downtown and then connects with a White 10  or 101 Bus to Park City at the Kimball Junction Station. Use Google Maps on your computer to type in SLC to Airport, and clicking on the public transportation option.

Depart the SLC airport on Light Rail Green Line at these times (or sooner!) to make connections to Park City. Green lines depart the airport towards downtown every 15 minutes.

am
5:35 - 722
6:50 - 8:37
7:50 - 9:49
pm 
1:05 - 2:52
3:20 - 5:22
4:20 - 6:22
5:50 - 7:52

We'll provide similar info for the return to the airport.

Free parking is an amenity of the hotel, and Park City offers excellent public transportation; the bus stop is right in front of the hotel, and there is a bike/walk path the three miles to our church site. City bikes are next to the bus stop, and the golf course is located across the street.

If you need transportation assistance, please contact Pr. Tony Auer at 626-399-1888

More information on visiting Park City.

More information about our hotel: The DoubleTree - Yarrow

Schedule (updated 9/17)

Monday, September 19

 

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Registration - Hotel Lobby

4:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception - Hotel, Summit AB
Sponsored by PLTS & CalLu

5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dinner and Introductions

6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Get thee to the church!

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

“What is trauma?” Dr. Edward Mooney SOTM, Sanctuary

7:45 p.m.

Worship

 

 

Tuesday, September 20

 

7:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast - Hotel, Summit AB

9:00 a.m.

Morning Prayer - Pr. Nicolé Raddu Ferry

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

“How have we been traumatized?”
Part One - Dr. Edward Mooney

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Break - sponsored by Portico

10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Small Groups in Conferences:

Metro-West (Mountain View), Metro-South (Ivers), Boulder-Broomfield (Hearst), North-CO (Kearns), Utah (Judge), Wyoming (Alpine), Southeast-CO (Lobby above the front desk), North-NM/Border (Lobby fireplace or court yard), Metro-East (pre-function room/2nd floor/outside Mountain View or courtyard)

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Break

1:00 p.m.

“How have we been traumatized?”

Part Two - Dr. Edward Mooney

2:00 p.m.

Connections” Dr. Edward Mooney and

RMS Trauma Team

3:00 p.m.

Free-time/Golf Tournament

Dinner-on own

7:00 p.m.

Film “The Pearls of the Stone Man”

adapted from a novel written by Dr. Edward Mooney - Hotel, Summit AB

 

 

Wednesday, September 21

 

7:00-9:00 a.m.

Breakfast - Hotel, Summit AB

9:00 a.m.

Morning Prayer - Pr. Nicolé Raddu Ferry

9:30-10:30 a.m.

“Collective Trauma and Faith Communities”

Dr. Kimberly Wagner

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Small Groups in Conference

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Break

1:00 p.m.

Q&A - Dr. Kimberly Wagner

1:30 p.m.

“State of the Synod” Bishop Jim

2:30 p.m.

Break

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Get thee to the church!

3:30 p.m.

“Now what?” Dr. Kimberly Wagner

SOTM, Sanctuary

4:30 p.m.

Reception - Patio/Fellowship Hall
Sponsored by Good Shepherd Travel

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Dinner and Introductions - Fellowship Hall

7:00 p.m.

Worship

 

 

Thursday, September 22

 

7:00 - 9:00a a.m.

Breakfast - Hotel, Summit AB

9:00 a.m.

Morning Prayer - Pr. Nicolé Ferry

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Q&A - Dr. Edward Mooney

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m.

Closing Worship/Sending - Pr. Emily Kuenker