Training for Mission in the Dominican Republic
Saturday, January 10, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
St. John’s Episcopal Church
6715 Georgetown Pike – PO Box 457
McLean VA 22101

Karen Carroll, Mission Team Coordinator in the Diocese of the Dominican Republic, speaking to a mission team planning workshop in the Diocese of East Carolina in November 2013. Karen will be presenting a session on 'Mission Team Practicalities' at St. John's in Mclean VA on January 10, 2015.

Note: Registration deadline extended until Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to plan a short-term mission trip? Do you have a strong interest, but lack experience, in planning such a trip? Or are you looking to share best practices with others who are doing similar work? If your answer to any of the above questions is yes, then this workshop is for you. Learn how you might establish or strengthen a mission partnership in the Dominican Republic. Come and see what is possible when we go global with God.

A one-page flyer for this event is available here.

An online album of photographs from a similar event held in November 2013 in the Diocese of East Carolina is available here.

Registration deadline: January 7, 2014 (extended from January 5). To register online, go here.

Tentative Schedule

9:30 a.m. Registration/Coffee and Refreshments

10:00 a.m. Welcome – The Reverend Ed Miller, Rector, St. John’s Episcopal Church, McLean VA

10:15 a.m. Introduction to the Dominican Development Group (DDG) – Bill Kunkle, Executive Director, Dominican Development Group

10:45 a.m. Mission Team Practicalities – Karen Carroll, Mission Team Coordinator, DDG

11:15 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m. Planning for Vacation Bible School – Rebecca and Rosa Gibson, Christ Episcopal Church, Winchester VA

12:15 p.m. Lunch

12:45 p.m. Construction Mission Teams – Bill Kunkle, Executive Director, DDG

1:15 p.m. Medical Mission Teams – Richard Taft, Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina

2:15 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. Partnering with Technical Schools in the DR – Bill Kunkle, Executive Director, DDG

3:00 p.m. Concluding Conversations

3:30 p.m. Go in Peace

The cost for the day is $10 per person.

Register and pay online by Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at You may also pay by check (checks payable to St. John’s Church, memo: DR Training. Mail to St. John’s Episcopal Church, ATTN: DR Training, PO Box 457, McLean VA 22101)

Questions? Contact the Reverend Emily Griffin at