October 17 to October 19, 2023
Embassy Suites, La Quinta
50-777 Santa Rosa Plaza, La Quinta
A joint church leaders’ event (a theological oasis):
Rostered leaders, professional lay church staff, youth leaders, church administrators, office managers, outdoor ministry leaders, worship leaders… ALL are welcome!
“Bound by Grace, Bound by Race: What Does This Mean?”
Online registration is NOW open and will close October 6.
CLICK HERE to register online.
(Program and two meals, excluding hotel):
$325 (rostered leader, lay staff, ministry partner)
$245 (retired rostered, interns, candidates & non-rostered spouses)
$85 Optional Golf Tournament (Palm Desert Country Club)
Lay people may be eligible for a grant through the Cathryn Wright Fund. Click here to download an application.
Theoasis begins on Tuesday, October 17.
Registration will open at 12:00 p.m. The program will begin at 2:00 p.m.
The event ends on Thursday, October 19 by Noon, following closing worship.
Please note that these days of the week are different than in prior years.
Pastor Carla Christopher
The Rev. Carla Christopher currently serves as Assistant to the Bishop for Justice Ministries in Lower Susquehanna and Delaware-Maryland synods where she focuses on BIPOC, Disability & LGBTQIA2S+ initiatives and pastoral care and advocacy for traditionally marginalized leaders. A former therapeutic case manager and Diversity/Cultural Competency Trainer for nonprofits and school systems, Carla is the primary curriculum developer and trainer for Region 8’s Racial and Social Justice offerings and a chaplain for Proclaim. She also writes regularly on Justice Ministry for all ages as a content creator for Sparkhouse, ELCA World Hunger and Sundays and Seasons and serves on the Policy Council for Lutheran Advocacy Ministries of Pennsylvania. Rev. Christopher, a frequent consultant and guest speaker for multiple synods on issues of racial and LGBTQIA2S+ trauma and healing and inclusion, also serves as co-chair for the Commission for A Renewed Lutheran Church.
Embassy Suites, 50-777 Santa Rosa Plaza, La Quinta
To make hotel reservations, please contact the Embassy Suites, La Quinta directly to receive the discounted rate of $165 (plus taxes) per night for a King suite and $175 (plus taxes) per night for a 2 Queen suite. CLICK HERE to book your hotel room online* or call 760.777.1711 and use Group Code PSS.
*If you are booking your room online, after clicking “Book a Room”, be sure to choose the “Edit Stay” link at the top of the next page to select the nights you plan to stay.
Please note that this rate is only available through September 15 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first, so please book your room early. We cannot add rooms at these rates once the room block is full.
An optional golf tournament will be held the afternoon of Wednesday, October 18 at Palm Desert Country Club (77-200 California Drive, Palm Desert). The cost is $85 per person. To register for the golf tournament, please select the Golf Tournament option found on the Theoasis registration page.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & EVENT UPDATES
Additional information about Theoasis will be added on this page as it becomes available. Please check back often! For registration and other questions about this event, please contact Terri Robertson at 714.692.2791, Ext. 732 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.