Speak Up! Stories for a New Day equipped participants to face the challenges before them, inspired hope for healing and new life, and galvanized the important work to transform our communities and churches.

Keynote Speakers

Amy-Jill Levine

 Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies Hartford International University for Religion and Peace,

University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies Emerita, Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies Emerita, Professor of New Testament Studies Emerita Vanderbilt University


Lillian Daniel


Senior Pastor of First Congregational Church, Dubuque, Iowa

Patrick B. Reyes


Senior Director of Learning Design at the Forum for Theological Exploration