2022 District Conference


Standing Committee Report – Alta Gahm

For those who cannot make it this year, you may join us as we live stream our conference events on facebook live.  Go to www.facebook.com/NorthernPlainsCoB to watch a livestream of the following events:

  • Friday Worship
  • Saturday Worshipful Work/Business Session
  • Saturday Worship
  • Sunday Sharing Time with Samuel Dali
  • Sunday worship livestream will be at www.wdmcc.org

Covid protocols for our Northern Plains District Conference coming up next weekend.

Because of this uptick in the highly contagious BA.5 omicron variant, the decision has been made to highly recommend masks during District Conference whenever inside buildings, with the exception of eating. We highly recommend you wearing a “N95 or ‘KN95 mask.
This will make it a safer space for everyone to come together again in person, and we are very grateful for tha


Friday: Susan Mack-Overla, 2022 Northern Plains District Moderator

Saturday: Tim McElwee, 2023 Annual Conference Moderator

Sunday: Dr. Rebecca Dali, Executive Director, Center for Caring Empowerment and Peace Initiative


Delegate Certification – DUE MAY 14

April 2022 Flyer




Mail-in Registration

Link to online registration

Link to online payment (please register first)

HOTELS NEAR THE CHURCH (West Des Moines Christian Church)

Sleep Inn and Suites
885 S 51st St, West Des Moines, 50265, IA, United States of America
Is several blocks from the church

Days Inn of Clive
1600 NW 114th St, Clive, 50325, IA, United States of America
a few miles away

Motel 6 of West Des Moines
7655 Office Plaza Dr N, West Des Moines, 50266, IA, United States of America
Other side of Jordan Creek Mall


The District Conference Planning Committee is in need of volunteers to help in the nursery during District Conference August 5-7.  Help is needed during each worship service (Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning) and during the business sessions on Saturday (morning and afternoon).  Please contact Heidi Risser to volunteer or with any questions you may have.

Heidi Risser cell: 703-943-0638       Email: heidiyr@gmail.com

INSIGHT SESSIONS: Please watch the recordings by clinking the [Recording] button below

Link to join insight session below.

New Zoom Link:


Meeting ID: 829 8947 1740  —  Passcode: 545498  

November 15, ‘Strategic Plan for the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry’, Kathy           Mack, our District 4 Representative on the Mission and Ministry Board

December 21, “Blue Christmas/Winter Solstice”, Barbara Wise Lewczak, District Conference Moderator-Elect.  

January 18 “Jesus in the Neighborhood in Northern Plains”, Witness Commission

February 15 “Counting the Cost – Luke 14 Bible Study”, Dan Ulrich, Ph.D., Bethany Seminary Wieand Professor of New Testament Studies

March 24 – “Mindful Moments” , Rhonda Pittman Gingrich

April 19 – “Embracing One Another as Christ Embraces Us, a preview of Annual Conference”, David Sollenberger, Annual Conference Moderator 2022

May 10: “Counting the Cost – What the Early Brethren Were Thinking at the Time of the First Baptisms in August 1708.”  H. Kendall Rogers, Ph.D., Bethany Seminary Professor of Historical Studies

June 9 – “There’s Nothing Like a Week at Camp” Betsy Kuecker, CPL director, Sidney Haren, program director, and summer staff.