Convocation & Synod 2022

Convocation and Synod 2022

Thursday, November 3 - Saturday, November 5

Church of the Holy Spirit

6011 Merriman Road, Roanoke, VA 24018


3:00pm Check In

4:30pm Opening Address

5:00pm Prayer

5:30pm Plenary 1

8:30am Morning Prayer

9:30am Plenary 2

10:45am Plenary 3

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Plenary 4

5:00pm Dinner

7:00pm Eucharist

8:00am Morning Prayer

8:45am Synod

Convocation Speakers

Dr. Christopher A Hall

About Chris

Christopher A. Hall is a member of the Renovaré Ministry Team. He served as president of Renovaré from 2015-2022.

Hall is author of a four volume set on the Church Fathers: Reading Scripture with the Church FathersLearning Theology with the Church FathersWorshiping with the Church Fathers, and Living Wisely with the Church Fathers, all published by IVP Academic. He also was associate editor of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (29 volumes: published by IVP Academic).

Chris previously served at Eastern University for twenty-four years in several roles, including chancellor, provost, dean of Palmer Theological Seminary, dean of the Templeton Honors College, distinguished professor of theology, and director of academic spiritual formation.

Dr. Hall possesses a B.A. from UCLA in history, an M.A. in biblical studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from Regent College, and a Ph.D. from Drew University. He has served in the pastorate overseas (France, 5 years) and in Canada (British Columbia, 2 years). He has also served as Director of Pastoral Care at New Jersey’s only state gero-psychiatric hospital.

Dr. Hall has ministered in Asia, Africa, South America, Europe, the Middle-East, Canada, and the United States. He served on the editorial board of Christianity Today. He has published articles and book reviews in Christianity TodayCatalystChristian HistoryinMinistryBooks and CultureChristian Scholars ReviewModern Theology, and Crux.


Christine Warner

About Christine

Born and raised in Guatemala, Christine witnessed the power and mercy of Jesus Christ in a context of poverty, violence, and civil war. To this day she is most drawn to the frontiers of God’s kingdom where light is pushing back darkness, and where men and women are formed in the crucible of sacrificial service. In the United States she currently serves as the director of the ACNA's Matthew 25 Initiative and has also been involved in campus ministry, urban mission on the Mexican border, and church planting in Austin, Texas. She also teaches writing at a small liberal arts university, chairs a denominational task force for biblical justice, is on the supervising faculty of Selah (a spiritual direction training program), and is the director of Lumen: Center for Mission and Spirituality (a ministry for spiritual formation and spiritual direction).

Christine, along with her pastor husband and four children, lives in Austin, Texas, spending summers in Guatemala’s city dump serving in ministry to and with staff who are pouring their lives out for the poorest of the poor. Christine’s particular emphasis is working with justice workers and mission/ministry staff within the U.S. and internationally.


Pricing and registration

Registration is now closed. Please contact Rev. Robert Hocutt if you have any questions.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but our discounted room block is filled. You are responsible for securing your own lodging. Several area hotels are listed below:

Hilton Garden Inn

Hampton Inn

Sleep Inn

Church Delegations to Synod

Please access the Synod Document Center below for all of the items necessary for your role as a 2022 Synod delegate.

Synod Document Center