Convocation relocates to Pigeon Forge

Convocation relocates to Pigeon Forge


Ministers' Convocation, the annual continuing education for Holston Conference clergy, will break tradition by relocating from Lake Junaluska, N.C., to Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

The change for the Feb. 23-26 event was announced to clergy in an email from the Wesley Leadership Institute on Dec. 16.

"Due to the closing of the Terrace Hotel this winter for bathroom renovations, our annual Convocation event was facing serious issues with accommodations, meeting spaces, and transportation," the letter from Sue Weber, administrative assistant, explained. "Since we felt that Lake Junaluska staff could not adequately address those issues, we decided that, for the well-being and comfort of our clergy, we needed to move the event."

Convocation 2014 will be held at Music Road Resort and Convention Center at 303 Henderson Chapel Road. Details involving costs, meals, and child care are explained in the letter.  

Featured speaker and worship leader will be the Rev. Michael Slaughter, lead pastor at Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Tipp City, Ohio, and author of Renegade Gospel: The Rebel Jesus.

Because the annual "Clergy Gathering," traditionally held in fall, was canceled this year, the event will be held during Convocation on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 1:30 p.m. in the Duet ballroom in Music Road's convention center.

For more information, see the brochure. Register online by Jan. 24.