Emmaus NCA E185 ~ Live Like That

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E185 - Meadowkirk Retreat Center - May 17-20, 2018

Cadre and Team

Joe Billman ~ Table Leader, Body of Christ Talk, Chapel Reading

Charlie Carroll ~ Old Buffalo, Via Dolorosa

Edwin Darden ~ Musician Cha, Priesthood of All Believers Talk, Stations of the Cross Reading

Dan Dietze ~ Talk Room Cha, Discipleship Talk

Travis Dodson ~ Assistant Head Cha, Please Hear What I'm not Saying Reading

Charles Duren ~ Rector, Fourth Day Talk

Stan Esterline ~ Spiritual Director, Means of Grace Talk, Sanctifying Grace Talk, Justifying Grace Talk

Connor Foster ~ Musician Cha, Assistant Chapel Cha, Closing Cha, Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 Chapel Reading, Hebrews 10:22-25 chapel reading,

Mike Frankfort ~ Assistant Talk Room Cha, Changing Our World Talk, Who Me Reading

Michael Gentile ~ Assistant Mananita Cha, Agape Cha

Dale Gillis ~ Assistant Spiritual Director, Prevenient Grace Talk, Obstacles to Grace Talk, Means of Grace Talk, Stations of the Cross Reading

Charley Hays ~ Dining Room Cha, Floater Cha

Rodney Jones ~ Assistant Dining Room Cha, Chapel Cha, Growth Through Study Talk

Adam Kirkwood ~ Table Leader, John 14:1-14 chapel reading

Eric Kleppinger ~ Table Leader, DDU Fourth Day Talk, “Seeing Clearly” chapel reading

Jim Krauss ~ Music Director, Lord, I have time Reading, Via Dolorosa

Jim Morris ~ Assistant Rector, Perseverance Talk, Joshua 24:14-15 chapel reading

Andy Powell ~ Mananita Cha, Floater Cha, Chapel Reading

Josh Reese ~ Floater Cha, Prayer of St. Francis Reading, Via Dolorosa, Musician Cha, Ultreya Fourth Day Talk

Derrick Rogers ~ A/V Cha, Chapel Reading

Billy Stegall ~ Assistant Palanca Cha, Assistant Agape Cha, Christian Action Talk

Jon Tiller ~ Assistant Closing Cha, Musician Cha, Priority Talk

Phil Tonolli ~ Table Leader, Chapel Reading

Dave Venable ~ Palanca Cha, Life in Piety Talk

Chris Wiggins ~ Table Leader, Chapel Reading

J. R. Williams ~ Table Leader, Chapel Reading

Phil Wisner ~ Head Cha

Rich Wunderlin ~ Assistant Music Director, Chapel Reading, Via Dolorosa


A Message from the "R"

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

God is Good!

I remember thinking when I walked, how does the Rector hold it together for three and a quarter days to pull off this enormous feat, aka “the weekend?” I now know how this is possible, first and foremost through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who equips us all, and through His Hands and Feet in the form of the Christian Men and Women who serve Him. I am humbled, and excited, to be surrounded by wonderful Christian men on the team of E-185, and for the experience and certain servitude that lie ahead.

The theme of the weekend is “Live Like That,” which is grounded in our calling to live a Christ like life. This is one of the most difficult challenges we face as Christians. While we will forever be sinners, and we will never completely achieve this calling, it is our purpose to keep trying. This purpose is by its very nature our walk with God.

Our weekend scripture is from the Book of Galatians which promises us a Christ like life based on our faith, with an accompanying scripture that serves as a framework for living a life that resembles Christ. Galatians 2:20 gives us the promise, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” And Paul goes on to provide us with the framework for becoming more Christ like in Galatians 5:22-23, the Fruit of the Spirit, “ But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

We are working hard to employ the Fruit of the Spirit framework on E-185, but as sinners it is impossible to fully achieve. So we pray God equips us as we serve the pilgrims; those He has already chosen for this weekend. We ask for your continued prayers as we conclude teaming and prepare to head to the mountain. And we ask you to look into your midst to see if God is calling you to sponsor a pilgrim. He already knows the answer, and most likely you do too.

De Colores,

Charlie Duren



Cayenne Burks ~ 2thesky Ministries , VA

Tony Coppola ~ Dumfries UMC, VA

Don Curry ~ Sydenstricker UMC, Springfield, VA

Jonny Duggins ~ Crossroads Vineyard Fredericksburg, VA

Bob Elliott ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Evan Frankfort ~ Crossroads Vineyard Fredericksburg, VA

Kevin Harrington ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Jack Johnson ~ Dumfries UMC Dumfries, VA

Hunter Jones ~ Crossroads Vineyard Fredericksburg, VA

Larry Lafitte ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Eric Landry ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Peter Lehmer ~ Journey Community Church Ashburn, VA

Kevin Leslie ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Paul Liang

Bobby Nicely ~ Crossroads Vineyard Fredericksburg, VA

Joe Norton ~ Crossroads Vineyard Fredericksburg, VA

Chris Parker ~ Bethel UMC Woodbridge, VA

Jason Roberson ~ Old Bridge UMC, Woodbridge, VA

Tony Ruffin

Hans Sawyer ~ Aldersgate UMC Alexandria, VA

Adam Seigfried ~ Sacred Heart Catholic Manassas, VA

Mike (Pop Pop) Spaulding, Sr. ~ Brothers N Christ Manassas, VA

Mike Sullivan ~ Ovid United Methodist Ovid, CO

Brent Taylor ~ McLean Bible Church McLean, VA


* Day of Deeper Understanding

The E185 DDU will be held on Saturday June 2nd 2018 at Dumfries United Methodist Church from 8:00 AM until Noon. Refreshments and social time will start at 8am, and DDU will start promptly at 8:30am. This will be a wonderful reunion, and a chance to learn a bit more about this amazing organization. Come hear about the history of our NCA Emmaus, how the weekends are organized, and how you can help with this blessed ministry opportunity through teaming and community support. Remember, you must attend a DDU before sponsoring friends or joining a Team.

Christ is Counting on You ~ See you there!!!