Annual Assembly


Registration for the 138th Annual Assembly is now open!

Join us for the 2019 WVCC Annual Assembly:

October 14, 2019
Saint John XXIII Pastoral Center
100 Hodges Road
Charleston, WV 25314

Click here to register!

Faith and Works in the World Today
The West Virginia Council of Churches Annual Assembly will also offer two tracks this year: Faith and Order and Life and Works. The Faith and Order track will offer time for theological reflection on the opioid epidemic, civil discourse, and the question of authority in a time of fragmentation. The Life and Work track will focus on ministry issues facing the local church, including Caring for Our Veterans and Active Duty Personnel; Foster, Kinship, and Adoptive Care: How the Church can Help; and Policy and Resources for Restored Citizens Leaving the Corrections System.

Participants can follow a particular track or a attend combination of both.

The Annual Assembly will be followed on October 15 by the Public Policy Forum to be held at 2:00 p.m. at the St. John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston.

Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball
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Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball will be the keynote speaker at the 138th West Virginia Council of Churches Annual Assembly to be held October 14 at the St. John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston.  Bishop Steiner Ball will be speaking on using the Anatomy of Peace written by the Arbinger Institute.

Sandra L. Steiner Ball, the daughter of Edward J. and the late Marjorie W. Steiner, was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and raised in Milford, Delaware. She is a graduate of Dickinson College, (B.A. in Religion, 1984), Duke Divinity School (M.Div., 1987), and Wesley Theological Seminary (D.Min., 2003).

Sandra was ordained Deacon and Elder by Bishop Joseph H. Yeakel in the Peninsula-Delaware Conference. She has served as an associate pastor, lead pastor, District Superintendent, and Director of Connectional Ministries (DCM). During her last year as a DCM, she also served as interim pastor of Bayside Chapel, a new church start. Sandra was in this position when elected to the episcopacy by the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference in 2012 and was assigned to the West Virginia Area.

Bishop Steiner Ball and her husband, The Rev. Dr. Barry D. Steiner Ball, have two daughters: Sarah Elizabeth McCammon and Sandra Rebekah Ball.

To register for the 138th Annual Assembly, please click here.

To view the Annual Assembly agenda, please click here.

To register for the 2019 Public Policy Forum, please click here.

We hope to see you at the 138th West Virginia Council of Churches Annual Assembly on October 14!