2017 Worship & Prayer

Young woman leading song at EAD worship

The conference worship experiences are always a very formative and enlivening part of our weekend of education and advocacy. As an organization that draws diverse Christians from all across the United States and beyond, we strive to allow a variety of gifts from the various Christian churches and communities to find expression in an harmonious way as we build upon areas of commonality and allow ourselves to be stretched to embrace new worship experiences. Similarly, we allow our imaginations and vision for worship to be expanded by each year’s conference theme and the perspectives of the various workshops, plenaries, and legislative needs that are presented.

Preachers for Prayer and Worship Events

Opening Celebration
Keynote Speaker
Tamika D. Mallory
National Co-Chair, Women’s March on Washington;
Former Executive Director, National Action NetworkView video of keynote.
Tamika Mallory
Interdenominational Worship
Keynote Preacher
Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II
Stated Clerk, General Assembly
of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
View video of keynote.
J Herbert Nelson


Music & Arts Ministry for the 2017 National Gathering

View the slides from the Opening Celebration (PDF).

Rev. Tracy Howe-Wispelwey
Director, Restoration Village Arts

Tracy-Howe-WispelweyTracy has been a touring artist creating music at the intersections of faith and justice. She and her family live in Charlottesville, Va. An ordained United Church of Christ minister leading university students and justice ministries at Westminster Presbyterian Church PC(USA), Tracy works to build up capacity for justice movements in Charlottesville and all over the world through support for the arts and especially through Restoration Village Arts, which she founded in 2000. It presently facilitates local and international collaboration with artists, communities and organizations to produce music, liturgy and advocacy resources in support of peace, love and justice work.

Learn more about Restoration Village Arts.

Contributing Sponsors & Partner Organizations