Pre-Conference Luncheon

March 31, 2017  at 12 noon

Theme:  Chaos to Calm

Jesus often stepped into chaotic, messy situations but He was calm. He brought calmness to most people. The people who didn’t feel so calm in his presence were those grasping at power, control, and status. But for those that were grieving, sick, oppressed, directionless, without hope…He brought calmness and He did it not by giving people everything they wanted and making them comfortable but by challenging their thinking and encouraging them to be in fellowship with Him and reminding them of a heavenly kingdom. 

John 17:13-15 Jesus words as He was praying for his disciples. “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.”  Come join as we learn more about the calm that Christ can bring to our lives. 

Speaker:  Dawn Gould, Women’s Ministries Coordinator

Dawn Gould

In October of 1987, Dawn moved to Mt. Gilead.  She thought well, we will give it a couple years and see how it goes.  Little did she know that 31 years later her and husband Executive Director, Dave Gould would still be living and working at Mt. Gilead.  A native of Seattle, Dawn and her husband met at Seattle Pacific University, where she studied psychology and he studied Christian Education.  They have three children, Dan, Kevin and Jenna and one adorable 3 year old grandson Jeremiah.  Dawn is the Coordinator of Women’s Ministries and Marketing at Mt. Gilead.

Worship Leader:  Victoria Hayward

Victoria is an accomplish pianist and vocalist.  She leads sings and leads worship at Faith Community church and recently returned from a missions trip from Thailand and Cambodia.