Faith and Community in Appalachia Conference

State of Appalachia Conference Becomes Faith and Community in Appalachia Conference March 24 – 25, 2023

After a five-year hiatus, the Faith and Community in Appalachia Conference is back!  Formerly known as the State of Appalachia Conference, the Faith and Community in Appalachia Conference provides a place for reflection on the issues facing Appalachia today, opportunities for networking, and a time to renew our spirits. 

Our keynote speaker, Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan of the Ohio Council of Churches, sets the tone for the conference, presenting on “Seeking the Beloved Community in Appalachia.”  Two large group sessions follow:  “Polarization or Reconciliation:  Two Paths for Appalachia examines the challenges we face, and “Understanding and Embracing Our Shared Values: Bridging the Gap Between Evangelical and Mainline Churches.” looks at our opportunities for working together. Our workshops this year include Building Trust in Appalachia, Building Resilience in Appalachia, and Deliberative Dialogue.

To view the Faith and Community in Appalachia Conference agenda, please click here.

Conference Registration is $100.00

Registration fee includes meals but does not include lodging.  Lodging must be reserved and paid for by the participant.  Please see the lodging information below. Please note that because food is purchased based on the number of registrations, we cannot provide refunds. 

To register for the Faith and Community in Appalachia Conference, please click here.

Lodging at Chief Logan State Park: Each individual will be responsible for making his/her reservation. The discounted rate will only apply by calling the lodge directly at 304-855-6100. A deposit of one (1) night’s room and tax is required at the time of booking. It is imperative that reservations be made before March 1, 2023. At that time, Chief Logan State Park will release rooms back into general inventory. Any requests made after this date will be subject to room availability. Please identify yourself with the group code GS1015 or the group name (Faith and Community in Appalachia) to receive your special rate. Individual cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to arrival. Cancellations after that time will result in a “no show” charge being charged to the individual equivalent to one night’s room and tax.

We hope that you will be able to attend the 2023 Faith and Community in Appalachia Conference!