Who We Are
By registration; Join colleagues from across the ATS membership in Atlanta for a time of reconnection, retreat, and learning together about development and communications work in the world of theological education. This event will allow you to deepen your professional relationships, share best practices and resources, and explore strategies for addressing common challenges, all in a context designed to offer rest and renewal apart from the rush of daily demands.
Save the date and plan to join us!
• Retreat-style: To create space for rest and renewal apart from the demands of daily work
• Relationship and connection: To connect meaningfully with colleagues in similar roles, building a base of support for the practical aspects of our work
• Horizontal learning: To learn from the experiences of peers and colleagues at other theological schools as we explore shared challenges and issues of common concern
• Rich content: To share strategic information around new tools and best practices for advancement work in theological education
Registration and Reception
Plenary Session One
Plenary Session Two
Plenary Panel – Sharing Our Stories
Plenary Session Three
Plenary Panel – Sharing Our Stories
Plenary Session Four
Hotel Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, May 31, 2023.
You are responsible for the cost of your lodging and transportation to and from Atlanta. A block of rooms has been reserved at The Westin Buckhead at a group rate of $189 for single/double occupancy which includes complimentary WiFi in the guestrooms. The Westin Buckhead is located at 3391 Peachtree Road, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia, 30326.
To make your online hotel reservation under the ATS group rate, please click here. You may also call the hotel at 1-888-236-2427.
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
On-site parking is available for $45 USD daily and valet parking for $55 USD daily.
There are a variety of transportation options between the local airports and The Westin Buckhead.
For more details, visit The Westin Buckhead.
Zachary Moon serves as professor of theology and psychology at Chicago Theological Seminary. He has published widely, including four books, Coming Home: Ministry That Matters with Veterans and Military Families (Chalice Press, 2015), Warriors between Worlds: Moral Injury and Identities in Crisis (Lexington Books, 2019), Goatwalking: A Quaker Pastoral Theology (Brill, 2021), and Doing Theology in Pandemics: Facing Viruses, Violence, and Vitriol (Pickwick, 2022). He coordinates partnership development for the Center for Chaplaincy Studies, which provides training and consulting to develop courageous, compassionate, and creative leaders who can effectively serve in trauma-impacted communities.
John Ranheim has more than 20 years of experience as a senior consultant, working with organizations, leaders, and teams to fulfill their missions through developing effective fundraising strategies. He has developed and led programs for annual giving, major gifts, and planned giving during his career. Most recently, he served as the chief development officer and vice president of advancement at Covenant Theological Seminary, where he oversaw the institution’s fundraising, communications, alumni, enrollment teams, and the Covenant Seminary Foundation. In this role, he led the school through three successful capital campaigns for new buildings, student scholarships, operations, and the seminary’s endowment. Ranheim regularly advises organizations and schools with their strategy, planning, and fundraising programs. He has served as an executive coach for development professionals and senior leaders who desire to grow in their capacity and effectiveness in fundraising. He is a frequent speaker on stewardship and fundraising and is the past chair of The Association of Theological Schools national conference, serving development professionals in theological higher education. Ranheim earned his MDiv from Covenant Theological Seminary. He serves on the board of Westminster Christian Academy in St. Louis and is an elder at Chesterfield Presbyterian Church.
Guest fee: $75
Dress is business casual.
Date & Time
Wed, Jun 21, 2023 , 4:00 p.m. ET —
Fri, Jun 23, 2023 , 4:00 p.m. ET
The Westin Buckhead | Atlanta, GA