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Rachel Held Evans to Provide Keynote at Moravian Women’s Conference

The 13th Moravian Women’s conference in scheduled for June 20-23, 2019, in Winston-Salem, N.C. The conference site, Embassy Suites, is located in downtown Winston-Salem amid the arts district, shops, restaurants and other attractions which are just blocks from historic Moravian Old Salem.

The conference offers an opportunity for Moravian women (and their ecumenical sisters) from many places to learn, worship, sing and share ideas. During general sessions and “Imagine Sessions” (workshops), keynote speakers and workshop leaders will inform and challenge each participant to confidently live into the plan God has for her.

Rachel Held Evans, a New York Times bestselling author of A Year of Biblical Womanhood, Searching for Sunday and Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again, will be the keynote speaker at the 13th Conference. She is also creator of a blog renown for conversation about Christianity and culture and is a popular speaker at churches, conferences and universities around the country.

Other women scheduled to speak include the Rt. Rev. Kay Ward, the first female bishop of the Moravian Unity; the Rev. Christie Melby-Gibbons, executive director of Tricklebee Café, an emerging ministry in Milwaukee, Wis.; the Rev. Dr. Heather Hartung Vacek, vice president for academic affairs, dean of faculty and associate professor of church history at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary; and Dena Grillo Fotuzi, a church leader and board member in the Moravian Church in Albania.

Conference registration is now open at The website provides additional details and lodging opportunities (note that lodging is reserved separately so registrants may choose accommodations that suit their needs). Early Bird registration is $350 through February 6, 2019, and $415 thereafter.

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