The Western Christian Educators’ Conference was founded in 1996 by a group of West Coast PC(USA) Christian educators who wanted to have a high quality conference to attend without traveling to the East Coast. Successors of this original group are continuing the effort. The conference was held each October at the Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center at Lake Tahoe, Nevada, but is currently held at the Bishop's Ranch in Healdsburg, California.
In 2014, the Western Christian Educators' Conference rebranded itself as:
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.
Six Blessings for Sustainable Missional Ministries
Matthew 6:21/Luke 12:34
Keynote Speaker: Eric Law
October 12-15, 2015
Bishop's Ranch Retreat/Conference Center
Healdsburg, CA 95448
is the founder and executive director of Kaleidoscope Institute
and author of numerous books on diversity and congregational development.
Eric blogs at the Sustainst blog and has his own youtube channel: graceincyberspace.
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
Moving Beyond Literalism
Keynote Speaker: Marcus Borg