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Our 2019 Speakers

Keynote Address

Dr. Christena Cleveland

Duke Divinity School

The Role of Power in Reconciliation

Join us to kick off the 2019 CEEP Conference with our Keynote Address by Dr. Christena Cleveland. She will discuss how, with pressing issues like immigration, the widening economic gap, and mass incarceration, those who desire to be agents of reconciliation in their communities can take up this Gospel work. Dr. Cleveland will explore what true reconciliation work entails – seeking to take us beyond noble-heartednes and towards pathways of true reconciliation. 
Christena Cleveland is a social psychologist, public theologian, author, and Associate Professor of the Practice of Organizational Studies at Duke University’s Divinity School. Christena is author of Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart. Her recently completed second book is on its way to the publisher, with the working title Power Trip: How Facing Inequality Sets You Free. She’s also working on her third book which examines the relationship between gender, race, and cultural perceptions of God.

The Keynote Address

is presented by ministry partner

Saint Francis Ministries

Presenting Speaker



Dr. Sam Wells closes the 2019 CEEP Conference with a look to the future and  exploration of where innovative ministry is flourishing.
Sam has a baptized heart of honesty, compassion, and passion to match his baptized mind.  He is a preacher, pastor, writer, broadcaster, and theologian and has served as a Church of England parish priest for 20 years. Sam also spent 7 years in North Carolina, where he was Dean of Duke University Chapel. Sam is Visiting Professor of Christian Ethics at King’s College London, and a member of the Multi-Stakeholder Council that advises the G20 meetings. He has published 30 books. His most recent book is Incarnational Mission: Being with the World. He has been Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields in central London since 2012.


Ray Suarez

Mr. Ray Suarez joins our Rector and Dean Smart Start to facilitate a conversation with Dr. Christena Cleveland following her special Master Class to the gathering. Mr. Suarez is an American broadcast journalist and the current John J. McCloy Visiting Professor of American Studies at Amherst College.

Join Us in Boston - The Countdown begins









CEEP’s annual conference, the largest yearly gathering in the Episcopal Church, offers you connection, collaboration and conversation with over seven hundred CEEP members and guests from across the country.

With twelve pre-conference sessions (Smart Starts) led by subject matter experts, the What’s New, What’s Now, What’s Next Conference kicks off with rich opportunities for learning.  

 The What’s New, What’s Now, What’s Next Conference will feature eleven education tracks, including a new track for Music Directors and a track devoted to promoting innovative ministry in today’s church. CEEP also launches our first Smart Start (pre-conference) focused on strengthening the work of Search and Transition Committees. 

The CEEP Commons, our exhibit hall, will feature over sixty innovative companies and thought leader partners ready to help you build your ministry.

This year’s conference promises to be our biggest and best yet. And, it will be filled with what makes CEEP special – connection across the Church that will strengthen you in Boston and when you go home.

members and guests

Smart Start Sessions

Education Tracks


New This Year

Search and Transitions Pre-Conference Smart Start


An Innovative Ministry Smart Start with Missional Voices

New This Year

Music Director Education Track

New This Year

Special Friday Evening Program

New This Year

Re-imagined Saturday Morning

Preliminary Agenda

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Expertise and Experience Wednesday

7:00 am                                            Registration Opens

9:00 am – 12:00 pm                   Gathering of Women Clergy

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm                     Smart Start Sessions

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm                     Connection Reception (Presented by Saint Francis Foundation)

7:30 pm                                            Smart Start Dinners

Thursday, February 21, 2019

What’s Now Thursday

6:00 am                                            CEEP Wellness Session – Yoga

7:00 am                                            Registration Opens

7:30 am                                            Morning prayer

8:00 am – 9:00 am                     Breakfast

9:00 am – 11:45 am                    Smart Start Sessions

—- 2019 Conference Begins —-

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm                      Lunch Plus Learning

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm                        CEEP Connections – Time in Exhibit Hall with Dessert Reception – Presented by Blackbaud

3:00 pm – 3:50 pm                      Keynote Address by Dr. Christena Cleveland – Presented by Saint Francis Ministries

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm                      First Gathering Session

5:30 pm                                            Conference Opening Reception – Presented by Church Pension Group

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm                     Opening Worship at Trinity Church

7:30 pm                                            Conference Reception (Heavy Hors d’oeuvres/ Beer & Wine) in Trinity Undercroft Connection Reception

9:30 pm                                            CEEP Meetup at the Pub

Friday, February 22, 2019

What’s New Friday

6:00 am                                          CEEP Wellness Session – To Be Announced

7:00 am                                           Registration Open

7:30 am                                           Morning Prayer

8:00 am – 9:00 am                    Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:30 am                  Second Gathering Session

10:30 am – 11:00 am                 CEEP Connections – Time in Exhibit Hall with Refreshments

11:00 am – 12:00 pm                 CEEP Member Annual Meeting: What’s Next for CEEP?

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm                    Lunch Plus Learning

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm                     CEEP Connections – Time in Exhibit Hall with Dessert Reception – Presented by ACS Technologies

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm                    Third Gathering Session

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm                    Innovation Gatherings – PopUps

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm                    CEEP Connections – Time in Exhibit Hall with Reception

8:00 pm                                          Movie Screening Event: This Day Forward

Saturday, February 23, 2019
What’s Next Saturday

8:00 am – 8:45 am                        Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:45 am                        Effective and Engaging Outreach through Chorister Programs – Featuring All Saints Ashmont and Trinity Church Boston

10:00 am – 10:45 am                    Innovative Ministry in the Church of England with The Rev. Dr. Sam Wells

11:00 am – 11:30 am                     Call to Action and Sending Forth

2019 Conference Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Lead and Featured Sponsors

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