ADL 2020 National Conference

Living in Grace: Co-Creating in the Greatest Degree of Love

Come experience the Alliance of Divine Love community at our national conference!

November 12 - 15, 2020

The Lodge at Flat Rock

42 McMurray Road,  Flat Rock, NC 28731

Lodge Office: (828) 693-9910


Event Details

Experience co-creating in the Greatest Degree of Love!

You'll have options to attend various educational presentations and experiential sessions during this 3 day event. Vendors will also be offering various products and services that align with the Greatest Degree of Love.

Registration options include lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday.
Breakfast is included with room accommodations.

Following the conference, there will be 2 optional group excursions on Monday and Tuesday.

Conference Schedule

This is a tentative (work-in-progress) schedule. Please check back regularly for updates.

Thursday (Nov 12)

3:00 PM | Registration Opens

5:00 PM | Meet and Greet Happy Hour with heavy hors d’oeuvres

7:00 PM |Sound Meditation (Rev. Ed Carrasquillo)

Friday (Nov 13)

Founder’s Address (Rev. Barbara Selwa)

ADL Office Report (ADL National Office Staff)

President’s Address and Report (Rev. Dr. Jo Ann “Elf” Pessagno)

“Being Alive in the Present” (Rev. Julie Considine)

Drum Circle at ADL property (Rev. Ed Carrasquillo)
Attendees will carpool from the Lodge to the ADL property.

Our Relationship with Nature (Jane Wallach)

3:00-6:00 PM | Free Time

7:00 PM | After Glow

Saturday (Nov 14)

"Everyday Enlightenment" (Rev. Tony Gogue)

Intention Presentation (Rev. Diane Baker)

Evening Presentation (Rev. Bob Sima, Rev. Shannon Plummer)

3:00-6:00 PM | Free Time

7:00 PM | After Glow

Sunday (Nov 15)

Sunday Celebration (Rev. Ed Carrasquillo, Rev. Bob Sima, Rev. Shannon Plummer)

Croning Ceremony (Rev. Pamela Crissey and Rev. Analisa Domenica)
Celebrate the founding female ministers, men are welcome to be a part of this.

Ordination Ceremony 

Closing Ceremony (Rev. Bob Sima, Rev. Shannon Plummer)

Monday (Nov 16)

(OPTIONAL - not included in conference registration)

Trip to Lake Lure for a boat ride and then the Light Center

Tuesday (Nov 17)

(OPTIONAL - not included in conference registration)

Trip to Biltmore Estate

Our Gratitude

Many thanks to our Conference Planning Committee for their devoted behind-the-scenes efforts over many months to create this event for us!

  • Rev. Charlotte McGinnis (co-chair)
  • Rev. Diane Baker (co-chair)
  • Rev. Pamela Crissey
  • Rev. Brian Crissey
  • Rev. Analisa Domenica
  • Rev. Dona Menz
  • Rev. Jerri Mannion
  • Rev. Julie Considine
  • Rev. Ed Carrasuillo
  • Rev. Tony Gogue