The Spirit of Christian Formation
The vision of Pneuma is to offer high quality continuing education opportunities to all persons engaged in educational and nurturing ministries; to provide a place where those who give so much can be refilled, renewed and recharged for their work; and to increase the professionalism and affirm the ministry of Christian Education.
Formerly known as the Western Christian Educators’ Conference, this group was founded in 1996 by a group of West Coast PC(USA) Christian educators who wanted to have a high quality conference to attend in the Western USA. In 2014, the Western Christian Educators' Conference rebranded itself as Pneuma. The conference was held each October at the Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center at Lake Tahoe, Nevada, but is now being held at the Bishop's Ranch, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of California, in Healdsburg, California.
Leadership includes local leaders from the United Church of Christ, Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) and the Episcopal Church.
at the Bishop's Ranch
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Pastor, Chaplain, Preacher, Consultant and Dad
Come to the Bishop's Ranch and dive deeply into that crucial space where faith, diversity, technology and formation intersect. Experience a world class conference of renewal and continuing education for a multitude of ministers. PNEUMA is for Pastors, Youth Workers, and Sunday School volunteers from across the many expressions of Church. PNEUMA is for any disciple who is focused on the nurturing of a smart, honest and compassionate Church.
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Care for the Shepherds
A New Era at the Bishop's Ranch
Keynoter: Eric Law
Go and Do Likewise
Living the Way of Jesus
in an Emergent World
Keynote Speakers: Erin Dunigan and Mark Scandrette
Transformed by Hope
Imagining Faith Formation
in the 21st Century
2 Corinthians 3:17-18
Keynote Speaker: John Roberto
Grow Up in Every Way
Healthy in God, Robust in Love
Keynote Speakers: Lisa Kimball and Rodger Nishioka