Opportunities for Faith Formation

  • Daily worship with these fantastic worship leaders and preachers:
    • Mark Miller
    • Cathy Caldwell Hoop
    • Shannon Kershner
    • Ozzie E. Smith, Jr
    • Lis Valle
    • Rodger Nishioka
  • Regional gatherings to connect with the theme through a shared devotion and communion
  • Inspirational plenaries with these challenging leaders:
    • Rodger Nishioka
    • Jacqui Lewis
    • Christy Melby-Gibbons
  • Spirituality center director and stage artistry:
    • Kedra Smith

Dedicated Spirituality Center and Daily Spiritual Practice

The spirituality center will be an area to explore the circle of faith. There will be areas tucked away with soft music playing, a place for hands on activities, an area to connect with others, and time to be still and pray. Also, if there is not time during the day to explore the spirituality center, you will be able to take part with grab and go resources on the Mobile Prayer Station tucked in different hotel locations throughout the week, or through activities on the APCE AE event app. Let’s explore The Circle of Faith: 50 years + one and beyond – connecting, enriching, empowering, sustaining.

Center Hours:
  • Wednesday, February 9
    9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 10
    7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
    10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • Friday, February 11
    7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
    10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 12
    7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Public hours to walk the labyrinth at Fourth Presbyterian Church will be posted when available.
Kedra Smith

Kedra Smith

Kedra, an artist, wife, mother, friend, sister, aunt, daughter and child of God, celebrates daily the many titles in her everyday life. She is fond of saying,  “I do a little bit of everything each and every day!” Kedra serves as communications coordinator at Knox Presbyterian Church, Naperville, Illinois, where she uses her graphic arts background to keep people informed of all the ministries at the church. Kedra’s previous careers involved package design, children’s pajamas and apparel, and raising her three children. No matter what she is doing with her time, Kedra manages to be creative—making art projects at the table with her kids, painting murals, creating custom art for family and friends, helping lead arts camp at Knox, or illustrating a children’s book with her dear friend, Jenny Hubbard.