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Epiphanies Speaker Series


The Epiphanies Conferences address important subjects for our times.EPIPHANIES speakers explore the frontiers of the Christian Faith. Hosted by the Whitaker Institute of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. These gatherings are OPEN to all. Spend a day with a prophet of our time! Each conference includes sessions with the speaker, an opportunity for practice and Q&A with discussion. A light continental breakfast and lunch are included. (Scholarships available!)


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Upcoming Speakers

The Rev. Sarah Condon

(Cancelled due to CoronaVirus)

May 19, 2020, 4pm to 9pm with dinner break at 6pm

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Brighton, MI

The Rev. Condon is the Campus Missioner for Rice University. Sarah is a writer and speaker for Mockingbird Ministries and cohosts the Mockingcast, a ministry that seeks to connect the Christian faith with realities of everyday life in fresh and down-to-earth ways. She is the author of Churchy: The Real-Life Adventures of a Wife, Mom & Priest.

The Rev. Lauren Winner

(Cancelled due to CoronaVirus)

October 6, 2020

Location to be determined

The Rev. Lauren Winner will lead us in fresh ways of recognizing God, to inspire your preaching and teaching. Winner is a historian, author, lecturer and Episcopal priest. She is Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality at Duke Divinity School. Winner writes and lectures on Christian practice, the history of Christianity in America and Jewish–Christian relations. Her books include Girl Meets God; Mudhouse Sabbath; A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith; Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis, a book on overlooked biblical tropes for God; and Wearing God and The Dangers of Christian Practice, which examines the effects of sin and damage on Christian tradition.

The Rev. Dr. Jason Fout

(Cancelled due to CoronaVirus)

March 2, 2021

Location to be determined

TThe Rev. Dr. Jason Fout will present engaging topics from his Learning From London series. Fout is a professor of theology at Bexley-Seabury. His Learning from London book describes how the Church of England in the Diocese of London is bucking the trend. In one of the most diverse, multi-faith, urban, and pluralistic cities in the world, London churches are growing and thriving against the odds, proclaiming the gospel afresh, and meeting the needs of their communities in creative, innovative, and life-changing ways. Based on more than six years of study, Jason A. Fout offers lessons from London, a road map to growth and revitalization for American churches–big and small, historic and newly started, evangelical and Anglo-Catholic.

Dr. Catherine Meeks


May 18, 2021

Location to be determined

Dr. Catherine Meeks presents hope and challenges us to live into our Beloved Community promise. Catherine Meeks, PhD, is Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing. A sought-after teacher and workshop leader, Catherine brings four decades of experience to the work of transforming the dismantling racism work in Atlanta. She is the author of six books and one inspirational CD and is the editor of the bestselling book, Living Into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America and co-author of Passionate for Justice: Ida B Wells as Prophet for Our Times. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University and PhD from Emory University.


4:00pm SESSION ONE (2 hours)
7:00pm SESSION TWO (2 hours)