Summer Conference

“It never ceases to amaze me how my week there empowers, challenges, and delights me.”

—2011 Summer Conference attendee



July 2-7, 2018
Keuka College
Keuka Park, NY USA

(P.S. In 2019 we'll be combining Summer Conference with the next Global Baptist Peace Conference in Cali, Colombia! Click here for more information.)

Meet our 2018 Summer Conference Managers!

Rev. Elivette (Elly) Mendez Angulo and Rev. George E. Oliver joined BPFNA ~ Bautistas por la Paz at the end of 2017. In their roles as Summer Conference Managers, Elly and George will refine and implement the chosen theme through: the selection of speakers, development of workshops and special events, collaborating on enrichment activities for attendees of all ages, abilities, understandings, and providing language integration from both English and Spanish!

Elivette Mendez Angulo
Meet Elly

George Oliver
Meet George

2018 Leadership


Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza
Named by the Center for American Progress as one of the 10 Faith Leaders to watch in 2018, Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza is charting a path the gives new imagination to that of the borderlands and border crossing efforts of activism and theology.

Meet Robyn


Ree Belle (Brittíni)
Brittíni, who goes by the name Ree Belle as an ode to the women who have come before her (her grandmother J. Ree and her grandma’s cousin, L. Bell), is a poet, artist, and creative; womanist, scholar, and healer; organizer, activist, and strategist.

Meet Ree Belle


Dr. Cheryl Bear
Dr. Cheryl Bear is Nadleh Whut’en from the Dakelh Nation and Dumdenyoo Clan. She is a multi-award-winning singer/songwriter and a gifted speaker and teacher who has traveled to over 600 Indigenous communities in Canada and the United States sharing her songs and stories.

Meet Cheryl


Reasons to come to Summer Conference:

"This is my 'booster shot' to keep me going the rest of the year. Also I know you only get caliber speakers and resource leaders." —2015 Summer Conference attendee

  • Excellent and challenging programs on a variety of ways to practice peacemaking in your own communities.
  • Connections to a progressive Baptist community.
  • Appropriate peacemaking programming for children and adults of all ages.
  • Peacemakers come from all over North America to attend.
  • (For young adults) a vibrant, active, and passionate young adult group.


Additional Summer Conference Resources

Click here for worship materials, reflections, songs, videos, and more from previous Summer Conferences.

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