Conference Schedule


Thursday, February 22  
5:30 – 6:45 pm

Registration & Pick-up

     1) Name tag

     2) Friday meal ticket

7:00 – 8:30pm




Opening Worship (Chapel)

Welcome: David A. Williams, Director, Music & Worship Conference

Featured Musicians: Deah Love, Nicholas Zork, and University Singers

Frank A. Thomas, PhD
Sermon: “God is Spirit”

8:30-9:00 pm Reception (Seminary Commons)


Friday, February 23  
8:00 am

Morning Worship (Chapel)

Michael Owusu and Friends

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Papers & Workshops

     Papers (Chapel), Anna Galeniece, Chair:

          Robby Raney, MMus, “Wholly Thine: An Early Look at Frank Belden, His Relationship with the Church, and His Desire to Follow Jesus"
          David A. Williams, PhD, Respondent

          Rodney J. Frometa, MA, "Changemaker: David Carvajal and His Contributions to Adventist Music Ministry in Cuba"
          Abner Hernandez, PhD, Respondent      


          Nicholas Zork, PhD, "Songwriting" (N150)

          Michael Owusu, "Leading Gospel Choirs" (N235)

          Charles Reid, MA, "The Theater of Worship (Avoiding Worship Trauma)" (S120)

10:00 am - 10:30 am  Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Plenary (Chapel), Kenley Hall, Chair:

Frank A. Thomas, PhD
"Worship in Spirit and in Truth"

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 – 3:00 pm

       Papers (Chapel), Felix Cortez, Chair:

          Alain Coralie, PhD, "The Triune God in the Writings of Ellen G. White and Implications for Worship in Transition"
          Denis Fortin, PhD, Respondent

         Richard Choi, PhD, "Biblical Interpretation and Our Practices of Worship"
         Hyveth Williams, PhD, Respondent


          Deah Love, "Praise Team Leadership" (N235)

          Nicholas Zork, "Songwriting" (N150)

          Dan Hamstra, "The Role of Audio Technology in Worship" (S120)

3:00 – 3:30 pm


3:30 – 5:00 pm

Plenary (Chapel), David Williams, Chair:

Constance M. Cherry, DMin
"Worship Transitioning Back: The Urgent Reset" 
Boubakar Sanou, PhD, DMin, Respondent

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Worship (Cafeteria):

Constance Cherry
Sermon: "The Power of the Presence"
Luke 24:13-35


Saturday, February 24  
9:30 – 11:00 am

Papers (Chapel), Karin Thompson, Chair:

Vesna Rica, MA, "Worship Through Music Making: A Critical Survey in Australia by a Participant Musician and Congregant."
Felix Cortez, PhD, Respondent

Steve Yeagley, DMin "A Farewell Riddle: Birthing a New Reality Through Worship"
Ante Jeroncic, PhD, Respondent

11:45 am – 1:00 pm Worship Experiences –  Three Options:
● Second Service (Pioneer Memorial Church)
● New Life Fellowship (Howard Performing Arts Center)
● One Place (Buller Auditorium)
1:00 – 3:00 pm Lunch Break
3:00 – 3:50 pm Panel Discussion (Chapel)
4:00 – 5:00 pm Consecration Service
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Worship Concert, Howard Performing Arts Center (HPAC)

"A Rise to Justice: Telling the Stories of Adventist Regional Conferences"

A musical celebrating the contributions of Black Adventists to faith and justice