BISHOPS EXECUTIVE SECRETARIES TOGETHER
2022 - Lexington, Kentucky - April 20-22
WELCOME TO LEXINGTON
Province IV cannot wait to see all of you at our April B+E+S+T Conference in Lexington, Kentucky! The conference will begin on Wednesday, April 20th with a first-time attendee orientation at 2:00 followed by registration and conference welcome for all BESTIES at 3:00. We will conclude by 4:00 on Friday, April 22nd.
We are asking conference attendees to book their hotel rooms as early as possible. We have hotel blocks at 3 local hotels and the conference will be held at Christ Church Cathedral. The hotels are around 3 blocks from the cathedral so please consider your transportation needs when making hotel arrangements. A map of the hotels and Cathedral can be found on the Hotels menu option above.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR CONFERENCE
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR REGISTRATION
Please connect with our Communications Chair Mallory Davis (Diocese of Spokane)
Due to the current spike in COVID19, it is a B+E+S+T Board expectation that all conference participants are fully vaccinated with boosters as available. If you are not already vaccinated, we encourage you to get vaccinated now so that you will be fully vaccinated prior to the conference.
During our conference we will be masked except during meals.
The registration for the B+E+S+T 2022 Conference includes your meals for Wednesday social, Sip and Snacks and supper, Thursday breakfast and lunch, and Friday brunch. Guests registrations are also made within your member registration. Guest pricing includes the aforementioned meals. A fee schedule is listed below:
$250 - Member Rate - Early-Bird Discount (By Jan 20th)
$250 - Member Rate - First Time Conference Attendee
$275 - Member Rate
$125 - Guest
$50 - Keeneland Racecourse Tickets (each)
Conference registration opens
Early-bird registration deadline
Scholarship requests must be received by the treasurer
Scholarship award notification sent
Conference registration closes
Hotel block registration closes
B+E+S+T Conference begins!
The Ven. Laurie Brock
The Ven. Laurie Brock is the author of 2 books about faith and horses - Horses Speak of God and the forthcoming God, Grace, and Horses. She serves as the Rector of St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church in Lexington, Kentucky, and previously served churches in Alabama and Louisiana. Growing up in Alabama and Mississippi, she found a deep love of sharing our stories as a holy act as well as an appreciation for good Southern food. Before being ordained an Episcopal priest, Laurie was an attorney in Alabama. She has served as a crisis chaplain at Ground Zero and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She currently serves in this same capacity with the City of Lexington police department. Laurie has been a featured speaker for many groups in the areas of grief, messy faith, and finding your voice. When she's not at church or at the barn, you'll find her walking her rescue pup Evie or enjoying a good book.
Book link for Laurie Brock: https://paracletepress.com/products/horses-speak-of-god