Registration is now open for the 2023 US National Conference .

July 11-14, 2023

The 2023 US National Conference is returning to Fort Wayne, Ind., where it was held in 2021. Once again, we will use the Grand Wayne Convention Center in the heart of Fort Wayne.

You can register now.
Register now for the conference. Registration cost is:

  • Individuals: $100
  • Couples and families: $150
  • Children and youth: free

The conference will begin on Tuesday afternoon, July 11, and conclude by noon on Friday. Highlights will include:

  • Two messages from Dr. Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals. As of 2023, the United Brethren denomination has been a member denomination of the NAE for 70 years. This partnership is a prime example of the UB Core Value which says, “We link with the larger church.”

    “We value connections with Christians outside of the United Brethren family. We are not separatist in mentality or practice. Rather, we intentionally develop connections with other Christian denominations and groups which are similar in purpose and spirit, so that we can more broadly advance the work of the Great Commission and impact our world.”

  • The business session Wednesday. The US National Conference is the highest governing body for United Brethren churches in the United States, and every church can send at least one delegate. A major item of business this year will be the report of the Task Force on Human Reproduction, which will include recommendations for revising various stands in the Discipline.
  • A Youth Camp at Huntington University. This is something new, and we’re excited about it. This event is designed for teens in high school. One day will include middle schoolers.
  • Three one-hour sessions of workshops on Thursday morning.
  • A concluding message on Friday morning by Bishop Todd Fetters.


We have a choice of three hotels, with conference rates ranging from $122 to $134 per night. The Hilton is integrated into the Grand Wayne Center, making it very convenient, while the Courtyard and Hampton Inn are right across the street.

You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations. Links to each hotel’s UB Conference page can be found on this page.


In-Person Only

We are not offering a remote attendance option, as we did in 2021. All registrations, including for the business meeting, will be for in-person only. However, the evening services and the concluding service on Friday morning will be live-streamed. Links will be posted during the conference.


Kevin McKay, an Ameriprise Financial advisor, will be available during National Conference to discuss your United Brethren retirement account. To schedule a time to meet with him during the conference, call 260.271.1050.

Keynote Speakers

The conference will have four keynote sessions—the three evening services, and the concluding service on Friday morning. Read more about the speakers here.




Walter Kim

President, National Association of Evangelicals

UB Global

The Thursday evening service will involve UB Global staff, missionaries, and others. Frank Yang and Steve Fish will share a keynote message revealing God’s long-envisioned plan for the fullness of the Church which He has invited UBs to come together to accomplish. .

Todd Fetters

Bishop, US National Conference


Tuesday, July 11

  • Afternoon: arrival and registration
  • 6:30: opening service. Message by Walter Kim.
  • 8:00: reception sponsored by Huntington University

Wednesday, July 12

  • 7:30: Breakfast for attendees with lanyard
  • 8:30-noon: business session 1
  • Noon-1:30: lunch on your own
  • 1:30-4:30: business session 2
  • Afternoon: on your own
  • 6:30: evening service. Message by Walter Kim.
  • 8:00: reception sponsored by National Ministries

Thursday, July 13

  • 7:30: Breakfast for attendees with lanyard
  • 8:30 – noon: workshops.
  • Afternoon: on your own.
    • Activities at Huntington University
    • Golf Outing
    • Pickle Ball
  • 6:30: evening service with UB Global.

Friday, July 14

  • 7:30: Breakfast for attendees with lanyard
  • 9:30: closing service. Message from Bishop Todd Fetters.
  • Noon: dismissal.


If you have children attending with you, child care is offered to you free of charge during all main sessions, morning business and morning workshops.
A separate form is needed for each child. A link to this form will be in your confirmation email.

Read more details here.

Middle School Youth

If you have middle-schoolers attending with you, we have super-fun, energetic, and God-loving chaperones who will make the conference a great experience for them. There will be a meet-and-greet time with your student on the opening night, and an excursion on Wednesday with Huntington University and senior high youth. Then they will spend the Thursday morning workshop time digging into scripture and discussing hot topics.
A separate form is required for each middle schooler. A link to this form
will be in your confirmation email.

Read more details here.

Youth Camp

Huntington University would like to invite all current 8-12 graders who plan to attend the UB National Conference to participate in a 4-day residential camp on campus. Lodging and meals will be provided on the campus. The camp will include a variety of recreational activities and trips. Students will get a chance to experience college life, worship and grow in their faith through devotionals and workshops, learn more about preparing for college, and find out about what being a student at HU may be like. Registration is now available.

More details on the Youth Camp here.

Reviewing the 2021 National Conference

The 2021 US National Conference was a tremendous success, with over 560 people registered–480-some attending in-person, the rest online. The various links are still available for you to view.

A number of videos have been posted here from the conference. They include:

  • The four main services  in their entirety (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday).
  • Just the keynote message from each service.
  • Videos of 12 of the workshops.
  • The “In Memoriam” tribute to UB ministers and missionaries.
  • The 3Story training session from the business meeting.
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