Go Make Disciples

april 17 - 19 // Coeur d’alene, id

Network Conference

is more than our annual business meeting. It is a time for our ministers to gather together to connect, celebrate wins and be inspired to bring the hope of Jesus to their communities.

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Last Day to Register - April 5

Voting & Elections

The Northwest Ministry Network has returned to operating under its regular bylaws. As outlined in the bylaws, voting at Network Conference is limited to all NWMN credentialed ministers and all certified delegates of General Council affiliated churches, Network Affiliated churches and Cooperative Churches who are both registered and present at a duly-called business meeting of the NWMN.


In alignment with this requirement, the following positions will be voted on during the business session on Monday, April 17, 2023, beginning at 12:30 pm at Lake City Church in Coeur d’Alene, ID. Ballots will be cast by keypad during the business session.


Network Leader (Nominee: Don Ross)

Associate Network Leader Secretary-Treasurer (Nominee: Don Detrick)

Northwest Regional Leader (Nominee: Matt Chambers)

South Sound/Peninsula Regional Leader (Nominee: Tyler Sollie)

South Central Regional Leader (Nominee: Terence Hall)

Idaho Regional Leader (Nominee: Terry Petty)

General Council Non-Resident Executive Presbyter – Ordained Female (Nominee: Beth Backes)





lake city church


Conference Check‐in


Business Session


Northwest University Alumni Reception


Opening Session | Don Ross


cda resort


Connection Events
- Network of Women Ministers


General Session | Sean Smith |
- Multiplication Moment


Workshop Session


Connection Events
- Kids Lead Connection
- Multi‐Ethnic Connection
- Chaplains Connection
- Multiplication Connection


General Session | Adelita Garza |


Connection Events

- Missions Connection

- Worship and Media 

- NW Youth Connection

- Elder Appreciation


lake city church


Connection Events (CDA Resort)
- Alongside Connection


Ordination Rehearsal


50-Year Honoree Rehearsal


General Session | JP Dorsey |
- Celebration of Life Video

- 50-Year Honorees

- Missionary Commissioning

- Ordination

Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course


Missions Golf Tournament

lake city church

6000 N Ramsey Rd
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

Coeur d’alene (CDA) Resort

115 S 2nd St
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

SEAN smith

Sean and Christa Smith Ministries


adelita garza

Founder & Lead Pastor
Puente de Vida (Bridge of Life) Church


jp dorsey

Speaker, Consultant,
and Author



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Strengthening the Heart of Your Leadership

Drs. Jodi Detrick, Kent Mankins, and Robert Campbell

The past 3.5 years have created a new lexicon of words to describe major shifts that impact pastors and church leaders. From “The Great Resignation” to “Quiet Quitting,” pastors have experienced stress and trauma at previously unheard of levels. In the midst of it all, how do you keep your equilibrium and focus to strengthen the heart of your leadership? We have compiled a panel to share their stories, listen to you, and respond to your questions. You will leave with some fresh ideas and be encouraged to continue to fulfill your calling.

Best Practices for Safe and Healthy Churches: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You!

Don Detrick and Caleb Stewart

Jesus drove the money changers out of the temple, showing us that our prayers and our practices need to be in alignment. With churches under scrutiny as never before, it is important for churches to know the best ministry practices that can save your church from needless trauma and expense. Whether your church is large or small, there are things you can do to keep your ministry safe and healthy.

Knowing When to Leave and Leaving Well

Darrel Johnsen and Mitch Ellithorpe

All of us will leave our current ministry assignment. We’ll either walk out or be carried out but we’ll all leave. How do you know when to leave as a lead pastor or an associate and what do we need to know to leave well, for Christ’s sake, the church, and ourselves? This Workshop will give you a greater understanding in knowing when to leave and how to leave well.

Pastoring the LGBTQ Community: Why Both Biblical Position and Posture Matter

Di Beals and Tyler Sollie

Venture Church and Tacoma Life Center actively navigate this level of tension as large churches in the communities they are called to serve, which also include their LGBTQ neighbors. In this workshop, Di Beals and Tyler Sollie will share their church’s stories and the incredible lessons they’ve learned from being called out on their biblical position while loving from their biblical posture.

Things You Need to Know for Your Financial Future

Scott Wynant, Crossmark Wealth Management

Topics discussed include knowing your retirement needs, participating in an employer retirement plan, basic investing principles, and resources to help plan your retirement.

Connection Events

Reserve your place through registration

Tuesday morning connections | 7:30 am - 8:45 am

Network of WOmen Ministers Breakfast

Coeur d'Alene Resort
$15 per person | Questions? Contact Stephanie Smith

Gather with other credentialed women ministers to be encouraged, equipped, and better-connected. Whether you find yourself in the marketplace, campus, missions, or vocational ministry, this is for you! We’ll provide a fun atmosphere to meet other credentialed women over a hot breakfast, plus coffee and giveaways. Due to limited space, we kindly ask you to make other arrangements for your children.

Tuesday Lunch Connections | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Chaplains Connection Lunch

Unchained Restaurant
$22.50 per person | Questions? Contact Kystal Wornell

Connection for Chaplains and their spouses who are serving throughout the Northwest Ministry Network.


Multi-Ethnic Lunch

Season's Restaurant
$21 per person | Questions? Contact Erin Kruger

Open to all who would like to come.


Kids Lead Connection

Titos Restaurant
$23 per person | Questions? Contact Ashley Wagner

Connect with fellow Kid’s Pastors and Leaders and learn about some of the events coming up for NWKid’s. Join us for an agenda-free, family style lunch!


Multiplication Meet-up

Season's Restaurant
$10 per person | Questions? Contact Josh Hebert

This is a meet-up for all multiplication minded leaders. All current or future church planters and parent church leaders are invited. This is a great opportunity to get connected to other leaders who are dreaming about multiplication. Come get connected, encouraged, and inspired for your next steps in multiplication.

Tuesday Dinner Connections | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

NW Youth Connection Dinner

Coeur d'Alene Resort
$5 per person / $10 per family | Questions? Contact Ashley Beers

Come connect with Youth Pastors and Leaders from across the NWMN in a casual, family-friendly environment. There is no formal agenda, and our aim is relational. Our strategic partners have underwritten the cost of this event in response to the generosity of NW Youth in Speed the Light!


Worship and Media Ministry Connection Dinner

Titos Restaurant
$35 per person | Questions? Contact Kenny Philebaum

This connection event will serve as a great way to connect with others who are serving the Church in similar ways to yourself. Come enjoy a casual, agenda-free time of networking and exchanging ideas that can improve you as a leader and help better equip you to serve your local church.


Missions Connection Dinner

Coeur d'Alene Resort
$30 per person | Questions? Contact Krystal Wornell

This time serves as a great way to connect with world missionaries, US missionaries, chaplains, Chi Alpha, teen challenge, home missions, and those who participate in or lead missions in their local church.


NWMN Elder Appreciation

Coeur d'Alene Resort
Complimentary | Questions? Contact Kim Wigestrand

If you are a current or previously appointed Northwest Ministry Network Elder, we would like to invite you to join us for a time of fellowship, encouragement, and good food. This event is sponsored by the Pastoral Care Department. There is no charge, but registration is required.


Sunset Dinner Cruise

Independence Point Dock - Coeur d’Alene Resort
$59.75 | Call the resort directly to purchase tickets 208-765-4000 ex.21. Mention the group “NW Ministry Network”.

Join old and new friends on this 2-hour sunset cruise. Enjoy a splendid gourmet buffet dinner that’s guaranteed to please all the senses with Sunset Roast and Baked King Salmon, three cheese au gratin potatoes, summer green salad, fresh vegetable medley, chef’s pasta salad, fresh rolls, chocolate brownie cake, iced tea, and lemonade. Board the vessel at Independence Point Dock at 5:30 PM, with departure promptly at 6:00 PM

Wednesday Morning Connection | 8:30 am - 9:45 am

Alongside Connection Breakfast

Coeur d'Alene Resort
$15 | Questions? Contact Rachel Hopkins

If you are a ministry wife, this is for YOU! A morning created just for you with a time for connection, encouragement, and FUN. Come enjoy, relax, and let us love on you.

Wednesday Afternoon Connection | 1:00 pm

Engage Golf Tournament

Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course
Sponsorship | Questions? Contact Zack Cash | 253-200-7325

Speed the Light and Engage are partnering for our 2023 golf tournament to send and quip our missionaries! Missionary Steve Shoop is your host for the tournament. Our goal is to fund a vehicle for our amazing NWMN missions partners, the Taylors! All participants will have an opportunity to make a personal and/or organizational pledge or gift. If you or your organization are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact Zack Cash, NW Youth Director and Speed the Light coordinator for the NWMN.

With the generous support of our sponsors, we will have great prizes, lunch, snacks and complimentary beverages and the best part….it’s all for missions! Come out for a great round on the beautiful Coeur d’Alene Resort course and let’s equip our missionaries. Please plan to join us for a very brief celebration event at the conclusion of the tournament.

***Note for golfers: Please be prepared to tip your personal forecaddie at least $25 following your round.

Put a team together or join us as a single. It’s going to be a fun day!


To receive discounted hotel rate, please call the number below and mention group name “Northwest Ministry Network - Network Conference” by the cutoff date listed.

Coeur d’Alene Resort


Call the Resort periodically for availability as there may be cancellations. Be sure to book a room at another hotel.

Address: 115 South 2nd Street, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 888-965-6542

Rate: $115 North Wing, $135 Park Tower, and $145 Lake Tower (1 or 2 beds)

Located onsite at the Resort Conference Center

Amenities: Indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center. Complementary wireless Internet. Complimentary parking. Special golf rate of $125 for guests. Restaurants on-site. Breakfast: $12 offering at the Dockside Restaurant. Full service spa with 25% off spa visits!

Cutoff Date: March 27, 2023


Best Western Plus

Address: 506 W Appleway, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 800-251-7829

Rate: $139

Distance to Resort Conference Center: 2.5 miles

Amenities: Complimentary hot breakfast buffet, parking and internet. Indoor heated pool, hot tub, and fitness center.

Cutoff Date: March 27, 2023

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites—I-90

Address: 2300 West Seltice Way, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Phone: (208) 667-3100

Rate: $145.00 King or 2 Queens

Distance to Resort Conference Center: 2.2 miles

Amenities: Complimentary Express Start Breakfast, Free high speed Internet access. 24-hour Indoor pool & hot tub, 24-hour fitness center. Cookies and milk in the evenings!

Cutoff Date: March 26, 2023

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Staybridge Suites

Address: 1347 W Riverstone Dr, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: (208) 676-0222

Rate: $159 Studio Suite with 1 King and sofa bed

Distance to Resort Conference Center: 1.9 miles

Amenities: Complimentary breakfast. We offer an indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, and fitness center. Free WiFi, and fully equipped kitchen.

Cutoff Date: March 16, 2023

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