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Mid Council Relations

Moderators' Conference


downloads (november 2019)

Per Capita presentation (PDF)

Event Information

Date November 21-23, 2019
Location The Brown Hotel
Louisville, KY
Cost Registration fee is $275. However, scholarships are available for qualifying presbyteries. 
Please see details below.
Schedule The schedule is now available.  The details may change, but the start and end times are firm.    
Register Register today!   


Moderators and Moderators-Elect of presbyteries and synods are invited to Louisville November 21-23 for the 2019 Moderators’ Conference. This is a great opportunity to connect with peers in similar positions, General Assembly staff,  and GA223 Co-Moderators Cindy Kohlmann and Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri. Except for a visit to the Presbyterian Center on Friday morning, the conference will be held at The Brown Hotel, 335 West Broadway in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. 

Beginning with a reception (heavy hors d’oeuvres) on Thursday evening, November 21, the event will feature information about parliamentary procedure and worship responsibilities among other relevant topics, worship with the Co-Moderators preaching, and a variety of workshops. The formal program concludes late Saturday afternoon, but we will announce entertainment and worship opportunities on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Presbytery and synod participants make their own hotel reservations at the Brown Hotel by booking on-line or calling the hotel’s reservation number at 1-888-888-5252 and specifying that you are attending the 2019 Moderators’ Conference. The conference rate is $144.00 per night single/double plus tax (currently 16.07%). The deadline to guarantee this rate is  Monday October 21, 2019.

Check with your presbytery/synod staff about the process for booking travel to Louisville, which is at your mid-council’s expense. Participants should plan to travel on Thursday, November 21, and return anytime Sunday, November 24.

What's Included
Registration fee is $275 for the opening reception, 4 meals, and programming.

Presbyteries with fewer than 2500 members are eligible to receive scholarship aid of $125, making the fee $150. To confirm your presbytery’s eligibility, contact Jayne Culp ( or 502.569.5112) before you register

Download the tentative conference schedule (PDF). The details may change somewhat, but start and end times are firm.

Questions? Contact Jayne Culp (502.569.5112 or


Presentations from 2018 Moderators' Conference

Presbyterian Publishing Corporation - 

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  Actions of the 223rd General Assembly
Tricia Dykers Koenig
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Parliamentary Procedure 
Therese Howell 
 Image of Presentation Title Sheet   Actions of the 223rd General Assembly (Doc)
Tricia Dykers Koenig 
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Meeting Management
Therese Howell
 Image of Presentation Title Sheet   Worship Responsibilities of a Presbytery Moderator
David Gambrell
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Moderator Script Example
Therese Howell
 Document Icon   Proposed Amendments to the Book of Order
Laurie Griffith
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Saturday Morning Prayer  Image of Presentation Title Sheet    Closing Worship  Image of Presentation Title Sheet