Free Methodist Church USA "let there be light" with Dove-Flame Mark. Orange and Blue.


Free Methodists from around the state of Michigan will gather to worship, network and pray with hearts that are desperate for a Spirit-fueled movement.

June 24-25, 2022

The Arbor Church
120 E Main St
Spring Arbor, MI 49283

East Michigan Conference of the Free Methodist Church
North Michigan Conference of the Free Methodist Church
North Michigan Conference of the Free Methodist Church


Friday, June 24, 2022

8:00 amCheck-In Opens
9:00 amGeneral Session
10:30 amBreak
11:00 amBreakout Session

Annual Conference Session -
East Michigan Conference
12:30 pmLunch
2:00 pmBreakout Session

Annual Conference Session -
North Michigan Conference
3:30 pmBreak
4:00 pmBreakout Session

Annual Conference Session -
Southern Michigan Conference
5:30 pmDinner
7:00 pmGeneral Session
(Open to Public, No Registration Needed)

Saturday, June 25, 2022

9:00 amGeneral Session
10:30 amBreak
11:00 amGeneral Session
12:30 pmLunch
2:00 pmOrdination
Communion Service
4:00 pmTri-Con Concludes with Ordinand Celebration Reception
Flame dove with hands in red, orange and yellow


If the deadline to reserve has already passed for the hotel, the Michigan Tri-Con rate is no longer available, but you can contact the hotel directly to reserve a room at the current rate.
Last Day to Reserve:
May 27, 2022
Last Day to Reserve:
May 25, 2022

Holiday Inn
Express & Suites:

Last Day to Reserve:
May 10, 2022
Last Day to Reserve:
June 3, 2022
Last Day to Reserve:
May 24, 2022
Last Day to Reserve:
June 3, 2022

Spring Arbor Univ. Dorm Rooms (Lowell Hall, no A/C)

Register via email: Jenifer Molitor at

Double Occupancy $20.50/night
Single Occupancy $27/night
Bring bedding and towels


General  Session  Speakers

Bishop Linda Adams

Bishop Linda Adams

North Region Bishop
Bishop Keith Cowart Headshot

Bishop Keith Cowart

South/East Region Bishop
Deb Walkemeyer

Bishop Matt Whitehead

West Region Bishop
Fraser Venter Portrait

Fraser Venter

Strategic Catalyst for Justice
Deb Walkemeyer

Deb Walkemeyer

Co-Strategic Catalyst for Multiplication
Larry Walkemeyer Portrait

Larry Walkemeyer

Co-Strategic Catalyst for Multiplication

Breakout Sessions

Select two breakouts when registering for the event.

Community Roots:

Envisioning healthy, inclusive, thriving communities that utilize generational wisdom and knowledge to unleash community advancement

sponsored by the FM Strategic Catalyst for Justice
Patrick McNeal

Patrick McNeal

Lead Encouragement Specialist, One Accord Solutions 

Mr. Willie & Patricia Smith
Rev. Sylvester & Julie Jones
Rev. Todd & Rev. Roshanda Womack
Gloria McNeal

Discipleship Essentials: 

Building a fruitful and sustainable disciple-making environment in your local church

Mark Van Valin Portrait

Mark Van Valin

Director of the Detroit Initiative, Mission Igniter 

Fresh Expressions of Church and the Blended Ecology:

A vision and blueprint for inherited and emerging forms of church living together in a symbiotic relationship. In this workshop we will explore practical ways to cultivate Fresh Expressions of Church, forms of church established primarily for the benefit of those who are not yet part of any church.
sponsored by the FM Strategic Catalysts for Multiplication
Michael Beck Portrait

Dr. Michael Beck

Director of Re-Missioning for Fresh Expressions USA

Better Together

Global relationships extend benefits both to the mission field and the local church. Hear from field practitioners the valuable gifts the global church can give to the North American church when cross cultural relationships are nurtured.


Bishop Linda Adams

Gerald Coates

Strategic Catalyst for Global Collaboration

Praying for a Movement:

Mobilizing people to pray for a spiritual awakening in their communities

Brett Heintzman Portrait

Brett Heintzman

Director of Communications, FMCUSA

Networking Lunches

All Networking Lunches will be on-site, no reservations required.

Friday Network Lunches

Dialogue with the Bishops
FM Litugical Network
Leadership Development Luncheon with The Center for Pastoral Formation
Next Gen: Youth and Children’s Leaders
Missions Power Lunch 1
Women in Ministry

Saturday Network Lunches

African Heritage Network
Church Multiplication
Dialogue with the Bishops
Missions Power Lunch 2
Aplos Financial Resourcing
Spanish Language Ministries

Kids Connect @ Tri-Con 2022

Ministry for Children: Birth5th Grade will be available.

Meet new friends, enjoy small groups, worship, story time, skits, games, and much more! Kim Smith, Director of Children’s Ministries, Dearborn FMC, is our Tri-Con Children’s Ministry Program Director.
  • Lunches for children will be served as part of their program; parents will pick up children at 5:30 for Friday on-site dinner.
  • Children’s Ministry will be provided during Ordination Service on Saturday; children must be registered (choose Ordination Service Only ticket option – no cost).
All Children must be registered to participate.
Woman reading book to small children


Tickets are transferable but not refundable.

Michigan Tri-Con 2022

Desperate for a Spirit-Filled Movement with hands holding dove-flame emblem in red, orange, and yellow