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USMB National Pastors 


San Diego - April 2023


National Pastors Orientation, an event sponsored by the Board of Faith and Life of the USMB (US Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches), will be held in beautiful San Diego April 17-19, 2023.

Any MB pastors new to the pastorate or new to the denomination are expected to attend. Spouses are especially welcome. This event provides an excellent opportunity to get connected and learn about the MB family history, theology and the many resources available to you, including life insurance, retirement opportunities and more. These days spent together with leaders and other pastors in our national and district families provide encouragement and good networking opportunities. It will be a fun event and an opportunity to get away and be renewed and refreshed.

Resource persons will include Don Morris, USMB National Director, our District Ministers, Wendell Loewen, Tim Geddert and other leaders from MB agencies and institutions. The event begins Monday morning at 7:30am with breakfast and concludes Wednesday after lunch. There is no childcare provided.

Registration fee is $375 per pastor ($600 per couple) and includes 3 nights lodging (Sun/Mon/Tues), meals and all NPO events. (This fee is subsidized by USMB) Registration deadline is Thursday, March 14, 2023.  We will reserve your hotel room -- please do not contact the hotel.

Also please note that the hotel has extended their special hotel rate for 3 days before and after the event so that you can enjoy some additional time in San Diego.  Just mark your desired nights on the registration. (Room rates are $159 + tax for 1-2 people. Additional nights will be billed to you separately.)

Transportation:  Transportation will be provided if needed and requested. You do not need to rent a car unless preferred for free time activities.

To register: click the blue button below.

PLEASE NOTE that you need to have all your registration information/credit card info ready before you register. Once you have registered you cannot go back and edit your registration unless you use a new email address and complete a new registration.

If you have any problems or questions, please contact Donna at offices@usmb.org or 1-800-257-0515.