Thanks for your interest in our 2015 NNU Wesley Center Conference featuring Dr. Will Willimon. We have been working hard over the past year getting ready to celebrate "Holy Wit: On Mirth As It Is In Heaven."
Sunday night, March 1st, I received word from Dr. Willimon that his wife Patsy must undergo some surgery very soon. Understandably, the support he must offer her following the surgery has made it impossible for him to participate in this year's conference.
While our Wesley Center Conferences always include the contributions of many gifted men and women, Dr. Willimon was an integral player in our 2015 conference. Unfortunately, his absence creates an irreparable gap in our programming.
After weighing our options, Dr. Fred Fullerton and I have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2015 conference. We have never had to cancel a Wesley Center Conference before, and we deeply regret any disappointment or inconvenience this may cause.
Next year's Wesley Center Conference is titled "Dialogue Despite Difference" and is slated for and . We will be spotlighting Dr. Dan Boone (president of Trevecca Nazarene University and author of A Charitable Discourse, among many other titles) and Dr. Rich Mouw (president emeritus of Fuller Theological Seminary and author of numerous publications, including An Uncommon Decency). Together we will be exploring what it means to bridge relational gaps through loving dialogue in our often uncivil world. Very soon, we will update this page to reflect our 2016 conference. Please check back soon.
Year after year, the successful track record of our Wesley Center Conferences is owed largely to the faithful support of our participants. Please accept our deepest apologies about having to cancel our 2015 conference. We hope you understand, and we pledge our support to you in making next year's conference both memorable and significant.
Dr. Jay Richard Akkerman
2015 NNU Wesley Center Conference Director