Thoughts from Community Board


On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Southwest Indiana Walk to Emmaus (SIWE), we would like to thank the 4th day members for their continued prayers and devotion to our Emmaus community.  It takes a lot of hard work each walk season to orchestrate these events.  I have always loved Proverbs 27:17,  As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another”.    We see a lot of “iron being sharpened” on the Emmaus weekends, and our 4th day people are a big reason why.  All parts of these weekends are important, whether it be sponsoring a pilgrim, serving on a team, serving meals, making agape, participating in the 72-hour prayer vigil, attending a gathering or candlelight, and the list goes on and on.  There is a role for everyone to play in the Emmaus community and no one duty is more important than the other.  Christ calls us all to serve in different ways.  But each form of agape is needed to make each walk special for the pilgrims.

We want to thank Camp Illiana for the amazing facilities they offer for our walks.  Ben and the staff work very hard to keep our needs met in every way.  It seems they are constantly upgrading some part of the camp.  In return, we ask you help us to always return the camp as good or better than we found it.  This will insure that we can all enjoy this special place for many years to come.

Obviously, sponsorship is a key part to building the Emmaus community.  However, we ask that you prayerfully consider individuals when sponsoring.  Emmaus is intended for those who regularly attend a church and are looking to deepen their relationship with Christ.  It is this deepening relationship that moves those individuals to become Christian leaders.

Walk dates can be found near the bottom of this page.  We ask for your prayers for the Emmaus community, the teams and pilgrims, and the Board of Directors as we make decisions for the community, always seeking Gods will in everything we do.  Please feel free to contact any of the board members if you have question or concern.  Our contact information is listed on this website.  We meet monthly (1st Tuesday of each month) at First Baptist Church in Petersburg, Indiana, at 7:00pm

Your Brother in Christ

Damon Fair, Community Lay Director

SIWE #37, Table of Paul


Lay Director's Report

See the Pilgrim Lists page for upcoming Walks


Men’s Walk 57A


Men’s SIWE 57A dates: December 6-9, 2018.


The theme for Men’s Walk 57A is CHRIST IN ME. 


The scripture is Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me;” (NKJV)


The theme song is Christ in Me by Jeremy Camp. 


I am so excited about those who have said YES to be on this team!  I have seen Christ in these individuals, others have seen Christ in them, 

and I pray that the pilgrims will see Christ in them too. We look forward to meeting these new pilgrims and serving them through agape love. 


One note about sponsorship: PLEASE review the sponsorship page on this website.  Please sponsor individuals who are active in their church 

and ready for an increase in spiritual growth, not someone who is struggling with something or someone you want to see give their life to Jesus.  


Finally, THANK YOU FOURTH DAY! Your prayer, responsible sponsorship, agape, coming to serve meals – it means the world to our team and 

to these pilgrims.  Our Emmaus community wouldn’t be strong without you. 


Praying that these pilgrims see Christ in you!

Dan Henning



Please do not hesitate to contact any of our heads listed below if you have questions how to best serve the pilgrims on Walk 57A:


Head Spiritual Director

John Moreland


Lay Director

Dan Henning


Assistant Lay Director

Tim Padgett


Co-Head Liturgist

Matt Lawyer


Co-Head Liturgist

Chris Minderman


Co-Head Musician

Clay Harting


Co-Head Musician

Bill Brower


Head Cook

J.R. Ross


Head Steward

Gary Memering


Head Warden

Mo Peraza


Head Agape

Dave Hatton


Head Weekend Helper

Larry Holscher


Board Rep

Damon Fair


Board Rep

Jeremiah Wilson



Team Responsibilities

Head Spiritual Director
Spiritual Director
Spiritual Director
Spiritual Director
Spiritual Director
Lay Director
Assistant Lay Director
Co- Head Liturgist
Co-Head Liturgist
Head Musician
Head Cook
Head Steward
Head Warden
Head Agape
Head Weekend Helper
Weekend Helper
Weekend Helper
Weekend Helper
Weekend Helper
Board Representative (2)
Priesthood of All Believers
Life in Piety
Growth Through Study
Christian Action
Changing Our World
Body of Christ
Extra Table  ( no Talk)



Men’s Walk 58

Mens Walk 58: March 7 - 10, 2019

Theme: My Life is Yours

Scripture:  2 Corinthians 5:17  “ Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

Theme song: “My heart is yours” by Kristian Stanfill

I’m still in the process of calling team members. Lord has been faithful, like always.

This whole process has been a humbling and a blessed experience. Please keep walk 58 in your prayers. 4th day members please sponsor lets fill this walk up. I’m just so excited to see lives changed.


Thanks and God bless


Jason Hammond






See the Chrysalis page for upcoming Flights and Journeys


Other News


The Emmaus Pilgrim Application, as well as the Chrysalis Caterpillar Application, are available at the bottom of the sponsorship page. 



Parking Coordinator

Thank you to Andy Jones for becoming the new parking coordinator.  His contact information is: cell ph. 812-827-9127  email:

Andy doesn't have a list of people willing to help park cars. Please call and leave a message, text, or e-mail him if you are willing to help.  He will make a list and call for help as needed.


Note concerning Team Request Work Forms

All Emmaus Team Request Work Forms will be kept on file for a period of 5 years.  If you would like to be considered to serve as a team member on a Walk to Emmaus weekend and haven't filled out a Team Request Work Form recently, you will need to resubmit a new one.  You can do so by downloading the form from the bottom of this page, and mailing it in to the team selection secretary, Brian Hemmerlein, 6158 N US Highway 231, Jasper, IN 47546.


Help Needed Burning Names on Crosses

If you have the equipment and would be willing to burn the Pilgrim/Caterpillar names on their wooden cross, please contact webmaster at  You will be added to a list of possible people to call. 



"Greetings! My name is Susan Gadberry and I am in charge of coordinating the local Fourth Day Gatherings that occur on the months there is not an Emmaus Walk or Chrysalis Flight/Journey occurring.  If you are in a church that would be interested in hosting one of these events, are a musician interested in leading worship at a Gathering, or know of someone who you feel would be a great witness speaker, please feel free to contact me at 

Serving Him,



Click here to download a SIWE Gathering Announcement


Help Needed Making Lanyards

Any Fourth Day who would like to make lanyards:   SIWE yarn is called MEXICANA. Chrysalis and Journey yarn is called LOVEY (Red Heart Yarn #4 Medium).  Some use a Embellish-knit machine to make them. Embellish-knit machines (more modern but on the same principal as the old spool with nails) are available for purchase online at or by calling Bond America at 1-800-811-2325.


Email Prayer Chain

Do you have a prayer request? Contact Kim Fair about the Prayer chain. All you have to do is send prayer request or a note stating that you would like to be added to the chain to Or you can call her 812-789-3034 to add a prayer to the chain.


Upcoming SIWE Walk Dates


Winter 2018-2019

Men’s Walk #57A                        December 6 - 9, 2018

S. O. Journey #39                        December 28 - 30, 2018


Spring 2019


Girl's Flight #53                            February 16 - 18, 2019


Men's Walk #58                           March 7 - 10, 2019


Women's Walk #58                     March 14 - 17, 2019


Women's Walk #58A                  March 21 - 24, 2019

Fall 2019


Boy's Flight #54                          August 17 - 19, 2019


Men's Walk #59                          September 5 - 8, 2019


Women's Walk #59                    September 12 - 15, 2019


Women's Walk #59A                 September 19 - 22, 2019

Winter 2019-2020


Men's Walk #59A                        December  5 - 8, 2019


S. O. Journey #40                        December 28 - 30, 2019


Sping 2020

Girl's Flight #55                          February 15 - 17, 2020


Fall 2020

Boy's Flight #56                          August 15 - 17, 2020


Winter 2020-2021

S. O. Journey #41                       January 2 - 4, 2021



Want to sponsor a pilgrim on one of these Walks?  Check out the sponsorship page for information and an application!


Team Work Voucher Forms

This form has been updated as of  10/17/17.  Please discard all others.  Thank you.

Click here to download a SIWE Team Work Voucher Form


Team Request Work Forms

This form has been updated as of 12/16/15.  Please discard all others.  Thank you.

Click here to download a SIWE Team Request Work Form


This form has been updated as of 6/16/18.  Please discard all others.  Thank you.

Click here to download a Chrysalis Team Request Work Form