POAMN invites you to our 2024 conference, May 29-30, in San Diego. Join ministry leaders, chaplains, and lay leaders for fresh perspectives on older adult ministry. Come ready to be inspired with new ideas to implement. Leave with tools to deepen your spiritual connection to serving older adults in your faith community.

Start or enhance your older adult ministry through workshops about:

  • Dementia-friendly worship
  • Helping older adults age wisely, safely, sensibly, and spiritually
  • Supporting caregivers
  • And more


We’ve put together an agenda of keynote addresses and workshops to help you address emerging challenges and needs of older adults, caregivers, and faith communities.

8:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Welcome & Opening Worship (Elaine Burrell & Emery Cummins)
9:45 a.m. The New POAMN (Cindy Wright, Chris Pomfret, & Miatta Wilson)
10:30 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Session 1
– Bible Journaling: An Intergenerational Connection to God’s Word and Each Other (Denise Shannon)
– Introduction to The Third Thirty (Chris Pomfret)
11:45 a.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Resource Fair
2:00 p.m. Session 2
– A Well-Loved Life: Honoring Our Story, Faith, and Culture in End-of-Life Decision-Making (Zeena Regis)
– Caretaking, Partnering, and Giving (Pat Baker, Fran Shelton, & Miatta Wilson)
3:00 p.m. Session 3
– Don’t Let the Singing Stop (Mary Voell)
– Developing a Dementia Friendly Worship Service for Your Community (Ben Lindstrom & Elaine Burrell)
4:00 p.m. Session 4
– No Senior Left Behind: Addressing Tech Gaps in Online Church Participation (Hugh Plappert)
– Sharing your Life Story (Taylor Phillips)
4:45 p.m. Break
6:00-7:30 p.m. Dinner


8:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Keynote – In Praise of Gratitude (Dr. Emery Cummins)
10:00 a.m. Session 5
– Your Life is a Work of Art (Elaine Burrell)
– Loneliness: How Faith Communities are Uniquely Positioned to Respond (Robin Johnson)
10:45 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Session 6
– Genealogy & Cognitive Health (Mary Voell)
– Expressions of Older Adult Ministry (Miatta Wilson)
12:00 p.m. Lunch – The Gift of Age  (Dr. Richard Lederer)
1:00 p.m. Session 7
– Where To Live As We Age (Jonathan Schwartz)
– How to Carry the Varieties of Grief (Fran Shelton)
2:00 p.m. Session 8
– Chaplain Chat Panel Discussion (Taylor Phillips, Tom Theriault, Sharon Lao, & Gin Lao)
– Caring for Cancer Patients and Those in Grief in Your Congregation and Community (Huw Christopher)
2:45 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Closing Worship (Denise Shannon)



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Includes POAMN Member Fee Nonmember Fee
Two Day Conference Wednesday and Thursday sessions, two lunches, one dinner $70 $90
Wednesday Single Day Wednesday sessions, one lunch, one dinner $50 $65
Thursday Single Day Thursday sessions, one lunch $30 $45


Registration closes May 20, 2024.

Register early to save!

  • Two-day rates increase $15 on May 1.
  • Single-day rates increase $10 on May 1.


Interested in sharing about your organization or business in our exhibit area? Send an email with information about your organization or business and we’ll be in touch.


Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church

2128 Chatsworth Blvd
San Diego, CA 92107

Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church is a multi-generational community that embraces growing alongside each other, as we journey to deepen our faith and transform our world.

Point Loma cares for and nurtures older adults through its Senior Adult Ministry. The ministry offers enriching fellowship and educational opportunities that nurture the spiritual, social, intellectual, and physical wellness of mature adults in the Point Loma and Peninsula area. Learn more by visiting their website.


Hampton Inn & Suites

San Diego Airport Liberty Station

2211 Lee Court, San Diego, California 92101

  • Airport shuttle
  • Free breakfast
  • 2 miles to Point Loma Community Church


Stay dates: May 28-31

POAMN Group Booking Link

Deadline to book: April 28, 2024

TownePlace Suites

San Diego Airport/Liberty Station

2311 Lee Court, San Diego, California 92101

  • Airport shuttle
  • Free breakfast
  • 2 miles to Point Loma Community Church


Stay dates: May 28-31

POAMN Group Booking Link

Deadline to book: April 29, 2024

San Diego International Airport is the closest airport to Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church.

The church is just 3 miles from the airport and both hotels contracted for the conference are located next to the airport.

Parking is available at Point Loma Community PC’s parking lot on Udall Street or on any of the streets surrounding the church.

Traveling without a car?

POAMN will help conference attendees with carpooling and group transportation between the conference
site and hotels. Additionally, taxi, Uber, and Lyft services are available.




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