Evergreen District Conference

October 5-7, 2022
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Union Gospel Mission Center for Women and Children

 

Join us in beautiful Coeur d’Alene for this year’s Evergreen District Conference, October 5-7 at the Union Gospel Mission Center for Women and Children. Packed with education, inspiration, and networking designed to enrich and connect mission and ministry staff from throughout the district, this conference is a fantastic way to invest in your team and one another.

The $50 registration fee includes all conference programming, two meals (opening dinner at 5:00 p.m. on October 5 and lunch on October 6), and a lake cruise (please be sure to RSVP on the registration).

This year we are offering an optional, pre-conference "Mental Health First Aid" class, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on October 5. The cost for the class is $50 (sign up when you register).

UPDATE: The class registration limit has now been reached and we are no longer receiving Mental Health First Aid Class registrations.


Theme


Keynote Speakers

Brandan Thomas  

Brandan Thomas, Executive Director
Winchester Rescue Mission, Winchester, VA

A pastor since he was 19, Brandan has served at Winchester Rescue Mission for over nine years, where he implemented a case management program, opened a women's shelter, and is currently in the midst of a mission facility and program expansion. Critically aware of the impact of the rise of mental health issues on the role and services of missions, Brandan, an avid motorcyclist, will be riding from Washington, D.C., to Coeur d'Alene to raise money and awareness for homelessness and mental health.

     
Dena Johnson  

Dena Johnson, LMHC
Dena Johnson Counseling Services, Yakima, WA

Dena is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) therapist, specializing in trauma and attachment, usually within adoption and foster-care relationships. A Christian counselor, she believes we were created to relate meaningfully with God, self, and others. Dena is a licensed mental health counselor with superior credentials.


Lodging Options

Best Western Inn Plus

Best Western Plus Coeur d'Alene Inn
506 W. Appleway Ave.
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
208-765-3200 x 318

$115 per night (25 rooms available)

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Days Inn

Days Inn by Wyndham CDA
2200 Northwest Blvd.
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
(208) 667-8668

$80 per night, per room, plus 8% tax

Call and reference the "Evergreen Citygate Group" to make your reservation. Rooms will be available until September 4, 2022.

 

Comfort Inn

702 W Appleway Ave
Address Coeur D’Alene, ID 83814

Call in and reference "Evergreen Citygate Conference" to make your reservation.

$115 per room per night, plus tax

Amenities:

  • Hot Buffet Breakfast
  • Complimentary high speed wireless internet access
  • Use of the Indoor Salt Water Pool and Hot Tub
  • Onsite 24 hour gym
  • Microwave, Mini Refrigerator, and Keurig Coffee maker in every room!

Schedule

Peace, Always, In Every Way
October 5-7, 2022

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

   

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Mental Health First Aid (optional certification; registration required)

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Conference Check-In

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Welcome Dinner and Introductions

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

 

Opening Session
Greetings and News from Citygate Network; Pastor panel on self-care; worship and ministry

Thursday, October 6, 2022

   

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

 

Morning Devotion & Worship

9:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

 

Is it Time for Missions to Become Mental Health Providers?
Brandan Thomas, Winchester Rescue Mission

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

 

Break

10:20 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

 

A Hard Look at the Impact of Prenatal Substance Exposure
Dena Johnson, LMHC

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

 

Breakout Sessions 1

  • Psychiatric Medications: What You Need to Know about Client Prescriptions, Good and Bad
    Brandan Thomas
  • Personality Disorders: What Are They and Why This Matters to Your Programs 
    Dena Johnson
  • Christians and Post-Christian America: Exploring Civic Partnerships, Religious Hiring, Donations, etc.
    Panel led by Jason Bull
  • Sustainable Staff: Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Health for Ourselves and Coworkers
    Mike Johnson and Jim Hicks
  • Inspiring Growth and Development 
    Roundtable led by Mark Hunter
  • Worthy Stewardship: Transparent Measures of the Use and Impact of the Resources Entrusted to Us
    Mary Broussard and Scott Thielen

12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

Break

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

Profession Groups Lunch and Networking

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

 

Breakout Sessions 2

  • Psychiatric Medications: What You Need to Know about Client Prescriptions, Good and Bad
    Brandan Thomas
  • Personality Disorders: What Are They and Why This Matters to Your Programs 
    Dena Johnson
  • Christians and Post-Christian America: Exploring Civic Partnerships, Religious Hiring, Donations, etc.
    Panel led by Jason Bull
  • Sustainable Staff: Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Health for Ourselves and Coworkers
    Mike Johnson and Jim Hicks
  • Inspiring Growth Development
    Roundtable led by Mark Hunter
  • Worthy Stewardship: Transparent Measures of the Use and Impact of the Resources Entrusted to Us
    Mary Broussard and Scott Thielen

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 

Depart for Lake Cruise (included with registration)

Dinner on Your Own 

Friday, October 7, 2022

   

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m

 

Morning Devotion & Worship

9:35 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

 

Emerging Leaders Cohort
Joel Brown

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

 

Employee Care and Sustainability
Staff Panel

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

 

Wrap-Up and Feedback

11:00 a.m.

 

Conference Close

 

 


Sponsorships

For Citygate Network business members, there are three levels of sponsorships available at the conference, and sponsor sign-up is located at the bottom of this page. Please note that sponsors must be in membership with Citygate Network, and a sponsorship or display table purchase is required in order to attend. To participate in the conference sessions and/or meals, you will also need to register as an attendee. If you have additional questions, please email Sam Edwards, sedwards@citygatenetwork.org

$700–Primary Sponsor  SOLD

  • Address attendees during one of the general sessions
  • Handouts during the speaking opportunity
  • Display table during conference

$400–Break Sponsor SOLD

  • Handout during break
  • Display table during conference

$250–Table Sponsor

  • Display table during conference

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration, you may do so with no penalty up to two weeks before the event. Cancellations requested less than two weeks before the event will result in a 30% cancellation fee.


Event Fees

To begin the registration process, please click Register below. If you are registering a group, you will be able to select your registrants and fees after you log in.

Amount Description  
$50.00 Mission Member Rate
No Restrictions
Register
fee ends 10/7/2022
$50.00 Sponsor Rate (Display table or sponsorship purchase also required)
No Restrictions
Register
fee ends 10/7/2022
$65.00 Non-Member Rate
No Restrictions
Register
fee ends 10/7/2022

Sponsorship Opportunities

To purchase a sponsorship package please select one of the following sponsor fees below.

Amount Description  
$250.00 Display Table
No Restrictions
Purchase
fee ends 10/7/2022