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The Gathering: Journeying Towards Pastoral Health

Friday, Jun 2, 2023 at 12:00 PM –Saturday, Jun 3, 2023 at 6:00 PM (Pacific Time)

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Join us on June 2 & 3 for The Gathering, a “non-conference conference” that creates space for lay and vocational leaders from diverse backgrounds to attend to soul care.

Leading churches in today’s shifting context demands a lot from pastors: fresh imagination, sensitivity to the Spirit, and resilience. Come refresh and re-vision with us and build the kind of friendships that support resilient and healthy pastoral ministry.

Register today to hear Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman and psychologist Danielle Fluit present keynotes on pastoral health. Take part in workshops, worship, prayer, dialogue, and recreation—all amidst the beauty of our Vancouver campus.

What to Expect

Over the course of two days, you will join with other church leaders (both pastors and laity) from a variety of denominational traditions to:

  • Hear from author and theologian Dr. Tremper Longman III on God’s call to a wise and healthy life from the wisdom literature of the Old Testament.
  • Learn from psychologist Dr. Danielle Vriend Fluit who will explore the inner landscapes of leaders, helping us to reflect on our own emotional health and its interaction with pastoral ministry.
  • Choose from a variety of roundtable workshops in which we will dialogue on themes such as holistic health, prayer, physical health, sexual health, and healthy systems for church governance.
  • Fellowship and build lasting connections with peers.
  • Relax and unwind with fun activities at the beach!

Gather with us for friendship, for worship, for learning together, and to discern new invitations from the Spirit. Join us this year and into the years to come!

Learn More

Please visit The Gathering website for more information on our featured speakers, the topics we'll cover, the schedule, and recommendations for accommodation.

How to Register

Ready to register? Head to the registration page on our website to let us know you're coming. We look forward to welcoming you!


For more information, please contact Regent Conferences.

About the Gathering

This inaugural convening of The Gathering will become an annual event hosted by Regent College. Our prayer is to be a place where friendships with other Christian leaders are formed for the long haul. Friendships like these fill us and keep us healthy for the journey of church ministry. While the Gathering will focus on a different theme each year, the two themes of pastoral health and the witness of the church in our local neighbourhoods will remain key values into the future.

About Regent College

Regent College, Vancouver, is an interdenominational, evangelical graduate school of theology. Our global mission is to cultivate intelligent, rigorous, and joyful commitment to Jesus Christ, His Christ, and His world.

Regent College, 5800 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6T 2E4

Paid parking available at Regent College and UBC

More Information

Speaking at this Event


Tremper Longman

Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies (Westmont College)


Anne Shannon

Therapist, Psychotherapy & Counselling


Danielle Vriend Fluit

Registered Psychotherapist, Asst Professor of Marriage & Family Therapy (ACTS Seminaries, TWU)


Malcolm McKinlay

Conflict Consultant, Coach & Mediator


Lawrence Yuen

Chaplain (Volunteer), YVR Airport Chaplaincy; Retired Pastor


Mark Glanville

Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology (Regent College)


Jeff and Carrie Schuliger

(Hillside Church)


Karen Daniels

Pastor and Outdoor Enthusiast (University Chapel, UBC)

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