Presbytery Diaconal Summit V
Raising the Bar: Equipping the PDC

This Summit is exclusively for Presbytery Diaconal Committee members.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Registration is now closed for this event.
For those of you who have registered and are booking flights, please plan to arrive at O’Hare airport between 12:00 noon and 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 2. Return flights should not depart before 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 4. Shuttle service is available from O’Hare Airport only (not Midway.)


November 2-4, 2023

Comfort Suites Chicago O’Hare Airport
4200 N River Rd,
Schiller Park, IL 60176
Men who serve on Presbytery Diaconal Committees

The Committee on Diaconal Ministries (CDM), together for the first time with the Committee on Ministerial Care (CMC), is hosting the 5th Presbytery Diaconal Summit. This event is specifically intended for members of your Presbytery Diaconal Committee (PDC). Our intent is to encourage them in their labors and help cast a vision for ways to effectively bolster the ministry of mercy in and through the presbytery.

With the advent of the CMC, and their role in aiding with ministerial diaconal matters, it is clear that they have as much interest as the CDM in the work of the PDC. So, we’re thankful to partner together in offering this unique gathering for the encouragement of diaconal committees.

We have a lot of ground to cover! While we have sought to hold this event every two years, the unforeseen events of recent years have prohibited this, and now four years have transpired since the previous PDS. If you are a member of an OPC Presbytery Diaconal Committee, you won’t want to miss it!

Quick Facts:

  • All summit lodging and dining expenses for all attendees will be covered by the Committees on Diaconal Ministries and Ministerial Care.

  • The Committees will make arrangements for lodging and meals for the duration of the Summit.

  • Attendees are asked to book their own transportation arrangements to and from Chicago.

  • The CDM and CMC are offering to cover the transportation expenses of the first two PDC members per presbytery to register. (Additional PDC members from the same presbytery are asked to cover their own travel costs. Reimbursement may be available from your presbytery. Please check with your PDC Chairman).

  • If travel cost is of concern or considerable burden, please contact us at




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