Following the advice of the Center for Disease Control, the recommendations of state and local health agencies, and the guidance of our Presbyterian councils we have found it prudent to cancel our Older Adult Ministry Conference scheduled for April 30 – May 1 at the Montreat Conference Center.  With our congregations and faith communities, we wish to be proactive in seeking to limit and slow the spread of the Coronavirus.  We lament the necessity to make this decision, but your health, wellbeing, and safety are of paramount concern to us.  The majority of us who planned to attend the conference fall into the at risk categories; many of us are quite vulnerable to the effects of the COVID-19 virus.  It has been a difficult decision, but we believe cancellation is in everyone’s best interest.


For those of you that may have already registered for the conference, we wish to thank you for registering, for your interest in this vital ministry, and for your commitment to love and serve our older adult population.  Within a few days, the Montreat Conference  Center will begin to refund your housing and registration fees to your credit cards. If you have questions please contact Montreat at 828-419-9815. We will keep you posted about future POAMN events and opportunities.


We pray for your health. May God watch over you and protect you.

Thank you,

Conference Planning Team Co-Chairs

Jan McGilliard

Steve Aschmann