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Gateway ONA Convocation


Saturday, March 6 | 9:00am-3:00pm | via Zoom

Welcome! 2021 marks the 10th Annual Open and Affirming Convocation. Like so many other events, this year’s Convocation will be different from in the past, pivoting to an on-line Zoom event.

Hosted by:
Gateway Open & Affirming – St. Louis
Heartland Open & Affirming Coalitions – Kansas City
Representatives of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

We have a wonderful list of presenters for this year’s convocation. Below is the list of the First Group of presenters. You can register for their workshops when you get your tickets.

ONA 101: The ONA Process

Leader: Barb Biedenstein (she/her/hers)

Shepherding and Supporting LGBTQIA Youth and Families

Leader: Rev. Tyler Heston (he, him, his)

Gender Inclusivity

Leader: Jordan Braxton (she/her/hers)

Legislative Issues – PROMO

Leader: Stephen Eisele (he/him/his)

Creating Inclusive Worship

Leader: Rev. Tara Wilkens

You can check out our flyer:


On-line registration only at:


Gifts may be made at:



Questions about registration or workshops can be directed to: Melissa Hattman, mhattman@att.net




Event to be held via Zoom. Link to be provided once tickets are purchased.

Post Date: February 11, 2021


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