The first annual Diocesan Pastoral Ministries Conference will take place Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee.

“As we move forward with the recommendations of the Diocesan Synod to evangelize, build vibrant parishes and communicate the Good News, let us all honestly consider what gifts and talents we have to offer the Church here in Vermont.” — Bishop Coyne, Christ Our Hope 2018 Synod Declaration

The Diocese of Burlington is excited to announce the 1st Annual Diocesan Pastoral Ministries Conference. This annual conference is designed to carry forward the recommendations of the Diocesan Synod, especially in regards to our parish ministries. The conference is open to everyone.

Keynote Ron Huntley works internationally with Church leaders to build passion and get results. His love for Christ, people and the Church drive him to make a difference in the lives of pastors, priests and ministry leaders everywhere. Huntley and Father James Mallon worked side-by-side to bring about the divine renovation of St. Benedict Parish in Halifax, Canada.

Huntley has expanded to parishes around the world through international speaking engagements, the divine renovation podcast and the divine renovation coaching network where he coaches and mentors pastors who seek to bring their parish from maintenance to mission.

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In addition, breakout sessions will be held focusing on religious education, youth ministry, marriage and family life, worship, RCIA and communications.

Who should attend? Anyone. Especially those involved in parish ministries, those involved in implementing the Diocesan Synod in the parish, those with a heart of evangelization, those interested in vibrant parishes, those seeking to be more involved.

To learn more or to register, please visit

—Originally published in the Sept. 14-20, 2019, issue of The Inland See.