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How do you communicate values such as gratitude, community, compassion, and stewardship in your congregation? How can you craft meaningful messages that link these values to mission? Saint Paul and Minneapolis Area Synods invite you to come together to explore how to make messages that move people.

Scott Vaughan, a national church communication consultant who has served ELCA congregations across the country, will be the keynote speaker for the day. He will be joined by storytellers Joe Davis, Mike Mann, and the Rev. Andrea Roske-Metcalfe. Churches are encouraged to attend in teams, up to five people.


Scott Vaughan is a life-long communicator, specializing in churches and faith-based organizations. Scott believes the strongest stewardship communication happens when we aren’t asking for money, but rather, finding new ways to speak about discipleship and mission that cultivate a sense of financial stewardship. Scott regularly speaks to congregational and denominational leaders across the country. Scott will give two keynote addresses, “Understand your Audience” and “Messages that Move People to Action.”

Joe Davis is a multi-media spoken word poet, teaching artist, and community organizer from Minneapolis. He has performed before a few dozen people in church basements and 35,000 youth at Ford Field Stadium in Detroit. He is a Master of Arts student at Luther Seminary, where he is also the artist in residence.

Mike Mann, winner of the Storytelling World, Parents Choice, and NAPPA Gold Awards, has been featured in the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press and he was the keynote at the 2016 ELCA Minneapolis Synod Assembly. Mike has been a full-time story artist since 1996. He donates 10% of his income to Way to Grow.

Andrea Roske-Metcalfe serves as the associate pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Apple Valley, and served previously as the Mexico Country Coordinator for the ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission program. Andrea received her MDiv from Union Theological Seminary in New York, where she learned to love the power of liturgy and ritual in storying communities. She is a two-time Twin Cities Moth StorySLAM champion. She and her husband, Luke, have two daughters, Olivia and Clementine, who leave them short on patience and long on hope.

Individual: $35
Team: $50
Includes lunch. Congregations are encouraged to register in teams up to five people!

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This event is partially underwritten by a grant from the Stewardship of Life Institute.