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Quinn Caldwell will speak at Annual Meeting 2015

Annual Meeting 2015 with consider the theme of “Spring Forth!”  when it gathers Friday through Sunday, April 24 to 26 in Spokane.

Planners have sprung forth with a new idea for workshops, planning a series of 15-minute mini-workshops so more people can share ideas, collaborate, offer resources, report on specialized ministry, a new initiative or project.

The keynote speaker is the Rev. Quinn Caldwell, pastor and teacher of Plymouth Congregational UCC in Syracuse, N. Y., and author of All I Really Want: Readings for a Modern Christmas  and co-author of The Unofficial Handbook of the United Church of Christ, geared for millennials: confirmation-aged youth and teens to appreciate the United Church of Christ denomination.

He is a member of the UCC Stillspeaking Writers’ Group and author for the Stillspeaking Daily Devotionals, published on the UCC website. (

Quinn, a native of  Groton and 1999 graduate in natural resources from Cornell University, earned a master’s in divinity in 2003 from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He did a two-year pastoral residency at Wellesley, Mass., Congregational Church. The former associate minister at Old South Church in Boston leads the Under-40 Writers Group for the UCC website’s Feed Your Spirit section on the denomination’s global reach.

His other wider church activities include co-creating “Bless,” a small group DVD resource; co-hosting “Bless: A Conference for Worship Leaders” in 2011; and co-creating the nationally streamed commissioning service for Misson:1, also in 2011.

For information, contact Scott Ward at or Jan Shannon, Westminster UCC,


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