Racial Justice and Reconciliation Conference
Saturday October 15, 2022
9:00 am- 4:30 pm

Featuring keynote speaker Bishop Walter Harvey, we will explore the topic of racial justice  and reconciliation from a Biblical perspective.  Bishop Harvey will  help us look back at culture and history; look within in self-awareness; look out to understand race in society and look up to discover God’s grace and power revealed in scripture.  The conference will include live worship, a panel discussion, three keynote addresses, breakout discussions, special musical guests, and fellowship.

This conference is appropriate for middle school students and above.
Younger children can attend at their parents' discretion.  No childcare is provided.

 Registration Deadline is Wednesday October 5, 2022.
*Refreshments and a boxed lunch are included in the registration cost.

How to Find Us

We are located on the West side of Eau Claire on Kane Road between 312 (North Crossing) and Folsom Street.  

OUR ADDRESS: 3906 Kane Road Eau Claire, WI 54703
Note: Some GPS navigations may route you through Mill Run Drive, this is unnecessary, you can access the church directly from Kane Road coming from the North or South.

About the Speaker:

Bishop Walter Harvey

Born in Milwaukee in the zip code with the highest rate of incarceration, poverty, unemployment, and other racial disparities in the entire country, Bishop Harvey could have been just another statistic: another prisoner, another drug addict, another lost cause.

The prayers of his mother and the power of God transformed his life. He attended Marquette University to study psychology and counseling and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in liberal arts. He served as a youth pastor for seven years and served as senior pastor at Parklawn Assembly of God in Milwaukee from 1992 until 2020. An ordained minister in the Assemblies of God, he was consecrated as a Bishop in 2014 by the Outpouring Ministry Network in Milwaukee. His calling as a minister has taken him to numerous countries to plant churches, inspire and develop Christian leaders, and do humanitarian work to transform people’s lives.

He continues to serve in an advisory role at Parklawn while also serving as CEO of Prism Economic Development Corporation and board president for the National Black Fellowship of the Assemblies of God. He speaks across the country and internationally using his humorous, practical, and powerful style to deliver messages of hope and transformation for individuals and communities.

Conference Schedule

Subject to Change
08:30 AM     DOORS OPEN
09:30 AM      SESSION ONE- Bishop Harvey
11:00 AM      Break
11:15 AM      SESSION TWO- Panel Discussion
12:15 PM      Lunch
01:00 PM      SESSION THREE- Bishop Harvey
02:30 PM      Break
02:45 PM      SESSION FOUR- Bishop Harvey
04:30 PM      End of Conference


Who can attend the conference?
The conference is for adults and students who want to learn more about racial justice and reconciliation. We recommend attendees be in Middle School or older, but younger children can attend at their parents' discretion.
Can I attend for just a half-day?
Our hope is that everyone would learn and grow through their active participation and attendance at all sessions. Much would be missed by only attending part of the conference.
Are there assigned seats?
This event is general admission. Round tables will be set up on the main floor with seating also available in the balcony. Saving seats is ok, but we hope attendees will sit with a couple people they don't know yet to enrich the discussion times.
What should I bring with me?
Nothing! We will have conference books and pens for taking notes. If you would like to bring a water bottle or coffee mug to use throughout the day you are welcome to.
Is childcare available?
No, we do not have childcare available for this event.