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
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
SIWE #37, Table of Paul
See the Pilgrim Lists page for upcoming Walks
I have been blessed beyond
measure to call God’s team to serve the pilgrims of Men’s Walk 56, which is
March 8-11, 2018. Our prayer is that
Christ will walk beside pilgrims for these 72 hours, just as He walked beside
the women on the road to Emmaus over 2,000 years ago, and that He will reveal
Himself to the pilgrims and to the team in a new and powerful way.
The theme for Men’s Walk
56 is CHAIN
BREAKER. The scripture is
Psalm 107:13-16 “Then
they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them from their distress.
He brought them out of darkness and gloom and broke away their chains.
Let them thank the Lord for His steadfast love and His wonderful works to
The theme song is “Chain
Breaker” by Zach Williams. We
pray that Christ will be a way maker, a chain breaker, and a pain taker so that
the men of Walk 56 return home to be the friends, husbands, and fathers whom God
wants us to be.
Thank you Fourth Day.
YOU always show up, and YOU are not taken for granted.
We solicit your prayers for the pilgrims, for the unity of Team 56, and
that none of us on Team 56 is an obstacle to grace.
Thank you for sponsoring pilgrims, for showing up to serve meals, and for
showing up at candlelight. Thank you
for flooding the pilgrims with agape. We
will be praying for Fourth Day at each formation, knowing that God is using you
just like He is using our team.
Do not hesitate to contact
any of our heads listed below if you have questions how to best serve the
pilgrims on Walk 56:
Blessings to each one of you reading this.
Looking forward to the journey!
|Head Spiritual Director||Mark Nielson||Head Stew||Zach Halter|
|Spiritual Director||Darrel Bobe||Stew||Travis Page|
|Spiritual Director||John Moreland||Stew||Ryan Hartwick|
|Spiritual Director||John Preston||Stew||Mark Gerkin|
|Spiritual Director||Jarrod Chattin||Stew||Spencer Burkhart|
|Lay Director||Brent Stuckey||Head Warden||Mike Smith|
|Assistant Lay Director||Dan Henning||Warden||Garry Wieneke|
|Head Lit||Craig Kirk||Warden||Steve Harner|
|Head Lit||Eli McCormick|
|Head Agape||Travis Hunt|
|Head Musician||Bill Brower||Agape||Matt Bailey|
|Musician||Nick John||Agape||Eric Lane|
|Head Cook||Matt Hendrixson||Head Weekend helper||Steve McCammon|
|Cook||Ron Primus||Weekend helper||Jerry Smith|
|Cook||Rob McLin||Weekend helper||Don Lee James|
|Cook||Gary Memering||Weekend helper||Don Page|
|Cook||Matt Lawyer||Weekend helper||Matt Minderman|
|Board Reps||Eddie Gornall|
|Table Leader||Assistant Table Leader||Talk|
|Gordon Clinkenbeard||CJ Carie||-||Priority|
|Larry Holscher||Scott Badger||-||Priesthood of all Believers|
|Matt Kutter||David Depoister||-||Life in Piety|
|Joe Neal||Chadd Beard||-||Growth through study|
|Steve Cullen||Jeff Cunningham||-||Christian action|
|Johnny Ivers||Ashton Wagler||-||Discipleship|
|Phil Tolbert||Chris Minderman||-||Changing our World|
|Jason Walsh||Gene Mattingly||-||Body of Christ|
|Don McLin||Mo Peraza||-||Extra table no talk|
It is a pleasure and honor to serve God and the Southwest Indiana Walk to Emmaus Community as we prepare for Women’s Walk 56, which will be held March 15-18, 2018! It is with great anticipation the team of Women’s Walk 56 is preparing for this special weekend. It is our prayer that the pilgrims of Walk 56 will leave the campground that Sunday with “CHANGED” lives and a vibrant, renewed relationship with our Lord. We pray that they leave strengthened and prepared to go back to their homes, churches, and places of work and bring the love of Christ to others.
The theme for Women’s Walk 56 is “Changed” and the scripture is 2 Corinthians 5:17: “If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has gone, behold the new has come!” The theme song is “Different” by Micah Tyler and the theme picture is pictured here.
Agape is such an important part of Emmaus. I am asking that you pray about providing Agape to the Pilgrims of the Spring walks. Those little gifts, trinkets, and cards mean so much. Please mark Agape as either “Table” or “Bed” so we can deliver accordingly (if you have a preference).
Also, we would certainly appreciate any “Green Agape” for our Cooks and would love to see you help serve at one of the meals. Most importantly, we ask for your continued prayers for these precious pilgrims and for our team. 1 John 5:14 promises us that if we pray ANYTHING according to His will, He hears us! So we thank you, as a team, for the prayers our Father has already heard on our behalf because of your faithfulness and we ask that you not grow weary in this task!
Should you feel led to help serve on the Women’s Walk 56 weekend in any way, please feel free to contact any of the Head’s below:
Julie Neal, Lay Director email@example.com 812-890-0459
Mary Ann Miller, Assistant Lay Director firstname.lastname@example.org 812-890-8312
Kathy Stephens, Head Spiritual Director email@example.com 812-890-0415
Bobbie Hislip, Co-Head Liturgist firstname.lastname@example.org 812-890-2514
Neely Held, Co-Head Liturgist email@example.com 812-891-9016
Christen Arnold, Head Stew firstname.lastname@example.org 812-890-5067
Diane Fleetwood, Co-Head Musician email@example.com 812-327-8288
Ann Dixon, Co-Head Musician firstname.lastname@example.org 317-440-5123
Carole Albrecht, Head Warden email@example.com 812-910-0091
Cheryl Chapman, Head Weekend Helper firstname.lastname@example.org 812-639-6247
Andrea Brown, Head Agape email@example.com 812-661-8190
Debbie Swain, Head Cook firstname.lastname@example.org 812-890-7186
Kim Fair, Board Rep email@example.com 812-789-3034
Susan Gadberry , Board Rep firstname.lastname@example.org 812-887-2635
Thank you, Fourth Day……these weekends would not be possible without your prayers, support, and humble service!
Love and Blessings!
|Head Spiritual Director||Kathy Stephens|
|Spiritual Director||Tammy Graham|
|Spiritual Director||Georg Karl|
|Spiritual Director||Emily Moreland|
|Spiritual Director||Doug Reynolds|
|Lay Director||Julie Neal|
|Assistant Lay Director||Mary Ann Miller|
|Co- Head Liturgist||Neely Held|
|Co-Head Liturgist||Bobbie Hislip|
|Head Musician||Diane Fleetwood|
|Head Cook||Debbie Swain|
|Head Steward||Christen Arnold|
|Head Warden||Carole Albrecht|
|Head Agape||Andrea Brown|
|Head Weekend Helper||Cheryl Chapman|
|Weekend Helper||Kayla Minderman|
|Weekend Helper||Jo Singleton|
|Weekend Helper||Lindsey Thorne|
|Board Representatives||Kim Fair & Susan Gadberry|
|TABLE LEADER||ASSISTANT TABLE LEADER||TALK|
|Jessica Lane||Breanne Rainey||Priority|
|Mackenzi Potts||Patricia McCracken||Priesthood of All Believers|
|Bobi Street||Rebecca Roach||Life in Piety|
|Michelle Mackey||Amber Dinkens||Growth Through Study|
|Kathy Julian||Jenee Hackler||Christian Action|
|Allyson Karl||Amy Evans||Discipleship|
|April Neff||Taylor Stephens||Changing Our World|
|Haley Graber||Becky Nickless||Body of Christ|
|Kendra Claycomb||Lisa Richter||Extra Table ( no Talk)|
an honor and privilege it is to be called as Lay Director of Walk 56A.
God is certainly doing a beautiful job of orchestrating an amazing team.
We are looking forward to having the awesome opportunity to be His hands
and feet, lavishing the pilgrims of Walk 56A in love.
Walk 56A will be held, March
22-25, 2018. The theme for the weekend is, “Stand
Firm.” Our verse comes from 1
Corinthians 15:57-58, “Thanks be to God! He gives us the Victory through our
Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my
dear brothers, STAND FIRM. Let nothing move you.
Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know
that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” The theme song is, “We
by Newsboys. The passage, 2 Corinthians 1:24 states, “…but we work with you
for your joy, because it is by faith you stand firm.”
The song, “We Believe”, is such a beautiful proclamation of the very
foundational ideologies of our faith, which help us to stand firm!
important part of Emmaus is Agape. Please
consider creating agape, bed or table, for our pilgrims.
Of course, “green agape” is always welcomed and very appreciated by
importantly, we ask you to join us in praying for the entire weekend.
Pray that the pilgrims will leave the experience ready to “stand
firm”, no matter what lies ahead for them.
Pray that our team will be unified by the Holy Spirit, as we are
preparing to serve the Lord in whatever capacity we are called.
so appreciate ALL you do to serve the Lord by participating in these walk
weekends, Fourth Day! Praying God lays people on your hearts who would be great
candidates as pilgrims for Walk 56A.
team consists of these Head’s Positions:
Nelson, Lay Director
Farmer, Assistant Lay Director
Hoffman, Head Spiritual Director
Langebrake, Co-Head Lit
Klopfenstein, Co-Head Lit
Hand, Co-Head Musician
Moeller, Co-Head Musician
Fuhs, Head Warden
Dilger, Head Weekend Helper
Hoffman, Head Cook
Newland, Head Agape
Koerner, Head Stew
to all of you Fourth Day, and thank you in advance for ALL you do to be
Christ’s hands and feet!
Firm in Christ’s Love,
|Head Spiritual Director||Matt Hoffman|
|Spiritual Director||Darrel Bobe|
|Spiritual Director||Mel Camp|
|Spiritual Director||Eddie Graber|
|Spiritual Director||Kara Thomas|
|Lay Director||Audra Nelson|
|Assistant Lay Director||Terri Farmer|
|Head Cook||Julie Hoffman|
|Head Stewardess||Lori Koerner|
|Head Warden||Patty Fuhs|
|Head Agape||Denise Newland|
|Head Weekend Helper||Kristy Dilger|
|Weekend Helper||Katie Blessinger|
|Weekend Helper||Sara Harris|
|Weekend Helper||Leigh Hinkle|
|Weekend Helper||Hailee Vieck|
|TABLE LEADER||ASSISTANT TABLE LEADER||TALK|
|Janice Henning||Brenda Hoffman||Priority|
|Kayla Thackrey||Lori Buskirk||Priesthood of All Believers|
|Tonya Melton||Michelle Helms||Life in Piety|
|Tricia Wolfe||Rhonda Parsons||Growth Through Study|
|Kim Goeppner||Sharon Fortner||Christian Action|
|Karen Graber||Brandee Downs||Discipleship|
|Annette McCammon||Susie Graber||Changing Our World|
|Sharon Simpson||Julie Guy||Body of Christ|
|Cassi Craig||Megan Cordova||Extra Table (No Talk)|
See the Chrysalis page for upcoming Flights and Journeys
The Emmaus Pilgrim Application, as well as the Chrysalis Caterpillar Application, are available at the bottom of the sponsorship page.
Thank you to Andy Jones for becoming the new parking coordinator. His contact information is: cell ph. 812-827-9127 email: email@example.com
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
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.
If you have the equipment and would be willing to burn the Pilgrim/Caterpillar names on their wooden cross, please contact webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be added to a list of possible people to call.
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 bond-america.com or by calling Bond America at 1-800-811-2325.
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 email@example.com. Or you can call her 812-789-3034 to add a prayer to the chain.
Girl's Flight #51 February 17 - 19, 2018
Men’s Walk #56 March 8 - 11, 2018
Women’s Walk #56 March 15 - 18, 2018
Women’s Walk #56A March 22 - 25, 2018
Men’s Walk #57 September 6 - 9, 2018
Women’s Walk #57 September 13 - 16, 2018
Women’s Walk #57A September 20 - 23, 2018
Men’s Walk #57A December 6 - 9, 2018
S. O. Journey #39 December 28 - 30, 2018
Want to sponsor a pilgrim on one of these Walks? Check out the sponsorship page for information and an application!
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