Walk Justly Conference

Walk Justly Conference

October 21-22, 2022
Manchester UMC | St. Louis, Missouri

Theme: “Woven Together”

Walk Justly 2022 is a two-day in-person conference featuring interactive workshops, engaging worship, uplifting music, meaningful prayer experiences and much more. The conference is open to everyone and offered annually by Manchester United Methodist Church in St. Louis, Missouri. During this year’s Walk Justly Conference, participants will explore what it means to be a gathered community from different contexts who are woven together as the Body of Christ.

We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter their color; equal in importance no matter their texture.
Maya Angelou

Walk Justly Speakers

Rev. Dr.
Renita J. Weems, Ph.D.

Intersections / Intersectionality /
Intersecting Justice

Ms Penny Cost Isaac Simmons

Isaac Simmons
(Ms. Penny Cost)

Divine Creativity: Dwelling at the
Convergence of Art & Social Change

Rev R DeAndre Johnson

Rev. R. DeAndre

Just Worship:
Exploring the Intersections of Worship & Justice

Dr Christopher Hunt

Dr. Christopher Hunt

Giving Christ a New Face: James Baldwin, Black Religion, and the Death of Alabaster Christianity

Rev Elsie Quintanilla

Rev. Elsie Quintanilla

Growing Together

Rev Monica Jefferson 2

Rev. Monica Jefferson

Engaging Your Community with Cultural Sensitivity

Chessey Brenton

Chessey Brenton

Growing Child Faith Connections Personally
and as Members of the Body

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Aimee Wehmeier

Making the Path to Worship Accessible
for People with Disabilities

Rev. Poese Vatikani

Rev. Poese Vatikani

Woven Together in a Context is Not Yours

Teddy Steen


I Can Do Anything Except the God Thing

Teresa Stewart


The Distinctive Gifts of Small Congregations:
Co-Weaving the Kin-dom of God

Samantha Fomera

Samantha Fomera

Armed for Adulting 101

Woven Together

Download the complete Workshop Descriptions
The Walk Justly speakers are subject to change.


The Walk Justly Conference is supported by participant registration fees, donations, grants and by Manchester UMC. If you are able, we recommend choosing a STANDARD PLUS+ registration to help provide scholarships for others to attend this important conference.


You have the resources to pay for yourself and
help give access to this conference for those with financial need.


You have the resources to pay for yourself.


You have financial need for a discounted price.

SCHOLARSHIPS: If you are a clergy, church leader or seminary student who has insufficient Continuing Education funds to cover the registration fee for this conference, you may request a scholarship by emailing for assistance.

DONATIONS: You can also make an above and beyond monetary donation of any amount in support of the Walk Justly Conference. Please put “Walk Justly Conference” in the memo line of your check or online donation.

Walk Justly 2022 Experiences:

  • Workshops for Pastors and Laity
  • Inspiring & Relevant Twice Daily Worship
  • Interactive Prayer Room
  • Meals, Snacks & Swag Bag Included


Manchester UMC will host more than 13 guest speakers of diverse backgrounds and callings at this year’s Walk Justly Conference. Registration includes the opportunity to attend six workshops. Manchester UMC will work diligently to create a schedule that allows each applicant the chance to participate their top six choices!


The twice daily worship experiences will cover all genres, pulling from diverse liturgical resources, shared with the excellence and inspiration that Manchester UMC is known for. Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems & Ms. Penny Cost will be our featured guest preachers. All liturgical resources will be cited for future use in your own worship settings.

Interactive Prayer Room

Manchester UMC’s interactive prayer room includes works from diverse artists expanding images for God, Christ, and the Holy Ghost beyond the dominant and domineering culture. There are opportunities for breath prayer, mediation, and interactive coloring. A works cited page for all of the resources found in the interactive prayer room will be provided.

Meals, Snacks & Swag

Meals, snacks, and beverages will be provided throughout the Walk Justly Conference. Manchester UMC will work to accommodate your dietary needs, should you have them. All participants will also get a conference tote bag that includes a t-shirt, pens, stickers, handouts, and more!

Conference Schedule

Friday, October 21:

  • 8-10a Breakfast
  • 10a Opening Worship
  • 11a Lunch
  • 12-1:15p Workshop Session 1
  • 1:45-3p Workshop Session 2
  • 3:30-4:45p Workshop Session 3
  • 5-6p Dinner
  • 6p Worship

Saturday, October 22:

  • 7-8:30a Breakfast
  • 8:30-9a Morning Prayer Service
  • 9:30 -10:45a Workshop Session 4
  • 11a Lunch
  • 12-1:15p Workshop Session 5
  • 1:15-1:30p Break
  • 1:30-2:45p Workshop Session 6
  • 2:45-3p Break
  • 3-4p Closing Worship

The Interactive Prayer Room is available throughout the conference. All times are CST zone.

The above is a tentative schedule and subject to change.

Travel, Lodging & Accommodations

The primary airport serving Walk Justly 2022 is St. Louis Lambert International Airport. It is serviced by a variety of airlines.

Manchester UMC is located on the west side of St. Louis. The address is: 129 Woods Mill Road, Manchester, MO. There is plenty of free parking.

For guests who are traveling and need accommodations, there are:

  • Airbnb
  • Vrbo
  • Hampton Inn (Manchester UMC is closest to Southwest St. Louis location)
  • Drury Inn (Manchester UMC is closest to Southwest St. Louis location)

If you need some suggestions on neighborhoods and nightlife, please contact Rev. Winter Hamilton.

There will be secure space provided for luggage storage during the conference. Please see one of the helpful volunteers for assistance.

Walk Justly Conference Sponsors

  • Anonymous
  • Missouri United Methodist Foundation
  • New Horizons UMC – STL
  • Saint Paul School of Theology
  • Salem United Methodist Church
  • The Gathering United Methodist Church
  • Eden Theological Seminary
  • Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Walk Justly Sponsorship Opportunities

Below are the different opportunity levels of sponsorship for the upcoming Walk Justly Conference:


  • 2 Registrations
  • Table in Fellowship Hall
  • Logo on Walk Justly website
  • Featured on Walk Justly social media

$500 – $999

  • 1 Registrations
  • Table in Fellowship Hall
  • Logo on Walk Justly website
  • Featured on Walk Justly social media

$250 – $499

  • Table in Fellowship Hall
  • Logo on Walk Justly website
  • Featured on Walk Justly social media

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Director of Social Justice, Ali Fields.

About Manchester UMC

Manchester United Methodist Church is a 2,600-member congregation located at 129 Woods Mill Rd. in Manchester, Mo. The church is an inclusive community of believers who have a caring commitment to the community. The people of Manchester UMC are dedicated to making a difference in the world. For more information, visit www.manchesterumc.org/about.

The Walk Justly Conference is a NEW annual gathering of pastors, ministry leaders and congregants who are dedicated to creating change in their local communities. Each year, the Walk Justly Conference will focus on a new topic in order to connect, resource, educate, and empower individuals towards effective, culturally informed, context specific ministries.

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