The next US National Conference will be held in July 2021 in Fort Wayne Ind. Information will begin appearing in late 2020.

For now, we still have information about the 2019 US National Conference, which was held in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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Business Session
Daniel Henderson
Golf Outing

The US National Conference is the highest governing body for United Brethren churches in the United States. It is held every two years. The 2019 conference was held:

July 17-20, 2019

Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio

Keynote Speakers

Wednesday and Thursday

Daniel Henderson was a senior pastor for over 20 years. Now, as president of Strategic Renewal, he works fulltime helping congregations experience renewal and prayer-based revitalization. He has written a number of books on biblical leadership and prayer.

Read more about him.

Friday Night

David Datema, an ordained UB minister and Huntington University graduate, grew up partly as UB missionary kid in Jamaica and Sierra Leone. Since 1999, he and Cathie have served with Frontier Ventures, an umbrella organization for the US Center for World Mission and other mission entities. He is currently one of seven directors of Frontier Ventures.

Saturday Morning

Todd Fetters has been bishop of the US National Conference since 2015. He grew up in a United Brethren minister’s home, graduated from Huntington University, and served 24 years as a United Brethren pastor. He holds masters degrees from Huntington University and Evangelical Seminary. He and his wife, Lisa, have two grown sons, both of whom are employed in Christian ministry.


You are responsible for making your own lodging arrangements. We have three good options you might consider.

  1. Campus residence halls. These rooms are inexpensive and convenient. All beds are twin beds. The rooms are in Founders Hall, a short walk from the meeting place.
  2. Bowling Green hotels. Four local hotels, all located within a half-mile of the campus, will provide discounted conference rates. They are: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites, and Best Western Falcon Plaza.
  3. Toledo hotels. A number of other hotels are located 10-14 miles away on the outskirts of Toledo (Perrysburg, Maumee, and Rossford).

Afternoon Workshops

Two optional workshops will be held on Thursday and Friday afternoons from 1:30 – 3:30.

Thursday, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Daniel Henderson.When was the last time you had a string of public prayer meetings that were inspiring, powerful, and effective? Daniel’s workshop is designed to help you create prayer experience that are life-giving for all involved. His workshop is aptly named, “How to Lead Life-Giving Prayer Experiences.”

Friday, 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

Daniel Kopp is leading a new United Brethren initiative called the Barnabas Project. This workshop will focus on four key principles for encouraging and empowering pastors and other leaders. These principles not only apply in church settings, but in the family and workplace.


Three rounds of workshops will be held on Friday morning from 9:00 to noon. Each workshop will be 45 minutes long. The workshops are now listed here.

Orange Night

Thursday night is Orange Night. If you have some kind of orange attire, wear it–shirts, socks, hats, suspenders, whatever. This will be a nod of appreciation to our host, Bowling Green State University, whose main color is orange.

Wednesday (July 17)

2:00 Registration
6:30 Opening Session / Reception

Thursday (July 18)

7:00 – 7:45 Breakfast buffet for delegates and advisory members (not spouses).
8:30 – 12:30 Business Session.
8:30 – 12:00 Women’s Track.
8:30 – 8 pm Youth leave for Cedar Point.
Noon Lunch and afternoon on your own
1:30 – 3:30 Optional afternoon session with Daniel Henderson
6:30 Evening Session / Reception

Friday (July 19)

8:00- 9:30 Breakfast for Retired Ministers and Spouses
9:00 – Noon Workshops
Noon – 6:30 Lunch and afternoon on your own
12:30 UB Cup Golf Outing starts
1:30 – 3:30 Optional afternoon session with Dan Kopp
6:30 Evening Session / Reception

Saturday (July 20)

9:00 – 11:00 Concluding service
Communion, Ordinations
Message from Bishop Todd Fetters

These two websites
contain a lot of
information about
Bowling Green.

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