On behalf of Dean and President, the Very Rev. Dr. Henry L. (Laurie) Thompson, III
please join Trinity School for Ministry’s donors and friends for our
7th Annual President’s Conference.
October 13-15th, 2017
Chicago, IL

For a Christian, what does the Pauline phrase “in Christ” mean? What are the existential, sacramental, eschatological, and ecclesial implications? Join theologians – Marcus Johnson, Amy Peeler, and Mark Tusken at the 2017 President’s Conference in Chicago this year to deepen and unfold our understanding of Union with Christ.

Featured speakers

 Dr. Marcus Peter Johnson

Marcus received his PhD at the University of Toronto. He is Associate Professor of theology at Moody Bible Institute, Chicago. He is the author of One with Christ: An Evangelical Theology of Salvation (Crossway, 2013) and co-author (with John C. Clark) of The Incarnation of God: The Mystery of the Gospel as the Foundation of Evangelical Theology. He has been published in Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity and has authored chapters in Evangelical Calvinism and Evangelical Calvinism II (Wipf & Stock, Spring 2014/2017).

Marcus and his wife Stacie have two sons, and are members of St. Mark’s, Geneva.

 The Rev. Dr. Amy Peeler

Amy was ordained April 2016 and is Associate Rector at St. Mark’s, Geneva. She studied at Princeton Theological Seminary (M. Div. 2005, Ph.D., 2011) and is now Associate Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, IL.

Author of “You Are My Son”: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews (T&T Clark, 2014), she continues to write on Hebrews and familial themes in the New Testament.

Amy, and her husband Lance have three children.

The Rev. Dr. Mark Tusken

The Rev. Dr. Mark Tusken has been Rector of St. Mark’s Geneva since 1994. His seminary training was spent at Trinity School for Ministry. He has assisted at churches in Casper, WY,  Philadelphia, PA , and Montgomery, AL.

Mark is proud of having served as a chaplain in the Air National Guard and earned his Doctor of Ministry through studies related to Chrysostom, an early preacher.

Mark and his wife Peggy have two sons. They live in Galena, Illinois.

September 22nd is the last day to register. 



October 13
Friday Evening
5:30pm Conference Check-in & Reception
6:30pm Dinner
7:30pm Session #1 with the Rev. Dr. Amy Peeler
8:15pm Trinity Spotlight


October 14
9:00am Morning Prayer
9:45am Session #2 with Dr. Marcus Johnson
11:00am Trinity spotlight
12:00am Lunch
1:00pm Afternoon Activities: Architectural Boat tour, Chicago 360 or free time
6:00pm Reception
6:30pm Dinner
7:30pm Session #3 with The Rev. Dr. Mark Tusken


October 15
Sunday Morning
9:00am Eucharist Service
10:00am Adjourn

The President’s Conference will be hosted at Catalyst Ranch, in Chicago’s West Loop.  This is an award winning event and conference space in one of the most happening neighborhoods in Chicago.  You are welcome to find your own lodging while coming to the President’s Conference, or you can stay in one of the hotel rooms that Trinity has reserved at the Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown West Loop, for a reduced rate (available through registration). The hotel is less than two blocks from Catalyst Ranch! Register early to reserve one of the limited spaces.  On Saturday afternoon you will have the opportunity to go an Architectural Boat Tour or to see Chicago from the top of the John Hancock building at Chicago 360°.

For more information please contact Jenn Cepek.