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. The Walk to Emmaus is founded on biblical truths. Galatians 5:22-23 talks about the Fruit of the Spirit, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” The Fruit of the Spirit is the spontaneous work of the Holy Spirit in us. Just like they are found in the nature of Christ, the Spirit produces these characteristics in us when we join our lives to His. We must know Him, love Him, remember Him, and imitate Him. That is what we are called to do as 4th day. There are many ways to show God’s agape love as 4th day: serving meals, working on a team, being part of the 72 hour prayer vigil, sending agape gifts, writing letters, sponsoring a pilgrim, and many other ways. We so appreciate the tremendous support and encouragement 4th day gives to keep our SIWE community strong and thriving. God is using us to grow and strengthen His Kingdom.
We want to thank Camp Illiana for the facilities they offer for our walks. Ben and the staff work very hard to keep our needs met in every way. In return, we ask you help us to always return the camp as good or better than we found it.
Obviously, sponsorship is a key part to building the Emmaus community. However, we ask that you prayerfully consider individuals when sponsoring. The Emmaus Walk 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 God’s will in everything we do. Please feel free to contact any of the board members if you have questions or concerns. 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
Love and Blessings
Julie Neal, Community Lay DirectorSIWE 41A, Table of Elizabeth
See the Pilgrim Lists page for upcoming Walks
News from the Emmaus Board of Directors: Due to developments of the Governing mandate and also Upper Room suggestion, the 2021 Spring walks have been postponed. The Board realizes all the hard work, prayer and efforts that have been put forth and we appreciate it all. But we as a community of Emmaus owe it to both the Team, Pilgrims and Fourth day to protect their health and do our part to help curb the spread of the virus. This was a very difficult decision and we ask that you keep all involved in prayer and continue to pray for our Country and SIWE community. Thank you.
Men's Walk 61
Men's Walk 61A
MEN’S WALK 61A
Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV “Call to me and I answer you, and tell you great and mighty things which you
do not know.” This is the scripture theme for Men’s Walk 61A which has been postponed.
As Lay Director, I am encouraged by the men who have been called to serve and so willingly have
said “yes”. As we prepare for this weekend, we covet your prayers for the Team and for the
Pilgrims who will be coming to meet Jesus face to face. Our prayer as a Team is that they will
return home much differently than when they came and be empowered to serve in their
churches and most of all be the heads of their families.
The theme for the weekend is “Great Things” in reference to the Jeremiah 33:3 scripture. The
theme song is “Great Things” by Phil Wickham. Please be in prayer concerning agape for the bed
or table for these Pilgrims, marking it according to where it is to be distributed. Green agape is
welcomed to help our Cooks with the cost of food for the weekend.
We have 55 team members planning on serving the weekend and are asking the 4th day to pray about
sponsoring pilgrims, as there's room on the pilgrim list. Also, pray about signing the prayer chart electronically (by clicking on the link below)
or by calling the ALD Chris Minderman.
We look forward to seeing our 4th Day being the hands and feet of Jesus. Should you feel led to
help serve in anyway on the weekend, please feel free to contact any of the Heads below:
Chris Jones, Lay Director firstname.lastname@example.org 812-295-3658
Chris Minderman, Asst. Lay Director email@example.com 812-887-1749
John Moreland, Head Spiritual Director firstname.lastname@example.org 812-881 9091
Ashton Wagler, Co-Head Liturgist email@example.com 812-698-8755
Gary Blubaum, Co-Head Liturgist firstname.lastname@example.org 812-890-6283
Kevin Heller, Head Stew email@example.com 812-787-1302
Kyle Street, Co-Head Musician firstname.lastname@example.org 317-501-5991
Greg Wade, Co-Head Musician email@example.com 812-617-1571
Bill Brower, Head Warden firstname.lastname@example.org 812-881-7046
Jeff Hageman, Head Weekend Helper email@example.com 812-830-0201
Charlie Heller, Head Agape firstname.lastname@example.org 812-610-0055
CJ Carie, Head Cook email@example.com 812-887-1827
Wes Moser, Board Rep firstname.lastname@example.org 812-630-5278
Jeremiah Wilson, Board Rep email@example.com 812-690-0870
Thank you Fourth Day, as these weekends would not be possible without your prayers and
Chris Jones, Lay Director
WOMEN’S WALK 60A
To say that I am honored and completely
humbled is an understatement to be serving our Almighty God and the Emmaus
Community as Lay Director on Women’s Walk 60A.
I am beyond blessed by this opportunity and I ask that you join me in
prayer for God to equip me and this Team- that this weekend would be truly
Glorifying to HIM!
Women’s Walk 60A has been scheduled for September 23-26. The scripture is Nehemiah 8:10 “The Joy of the Lord is My Strength” & our theme is “Delight in HIM.” The theme song is “Joy of the Lord” by Rend Collective.
It is with great Joy & excitement that the team of Women’s Walk 60A is preparing for this special weekend. It is our prayer that the pilgrims will leave the campground knowing and never doubting where their True Inner JOY comes from! We Pray that their relationship with the Lord is strengthened and renewed and they would feel equipped & eager to share the Love of Jesus with those around them when they leave!
~HIS JOY must be in Us, to make our JOY Full~
request to all Fourth Day is to help us lavish Love and JOY all around
these Pilgrims with lots and lots of AGAPE! The simplest note can warm a
Also, we would certainly appreciate any
“Green Agape” for our Cooks and we would love to see you help serve at one
of the meals if you feel led. But
most of all, we ask for your continued prayers for these precious pilgrims and
for our team and all families involved.
Please feel free to contact any of the
Head’s below if you feel led to serve in anyway on Walk 60A- We would be truly
blessed by any Fourth Day Servants!
Thank you for your prayers and for your
servant’s hearts! Prayers of
Blessings & JOY over each of you!
Parsons, SIWE 36A
Rhonda Parsons, Lay Director
Rhonda Parsons, Lay Directorrparsons@acclife.org 812-259-1578
Brower, Assistant Lay Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp, Head Spiritual Director
Rhoads, Co-Head Liturgist
Owens, Co-Head Liturgist
Gilbert, Head Stew
Meredith Firestone, Co-Head
Stephanie Henning, Co- Head
Weitkamp, Head Warden
Vanessa Cullison, Head WE
Lengacher, Head Agape
Fuhs, Head Cook
Neal, Board Rep
Moreland, Board Rep
|Head Spiritual Director||Mel Camp|
|Spiritual Director||Lauren Alexader|
|Spiritual Director||Matt Koerner|
|Spiritual Director||Eddie Graber|
|Spiritual Director||Jeff Pinney|
|Lay Director||Rhonda Parsons|
|Assistant Lay Director||Susi Brower|
|Co- Head Liturgist||Deb Rhoads|
|Co-Head Liturgist||Courtney Owens|
|Co-Head Musician||Meredith Firestone|
|Co-Head Musician||Stephanie Henning|
|Head Cook||Patty Fuhs|
|Cook||Mary Teresa Miller|
|Head Steward||Sina Gilbert|
|Head Warden||Theresa Weitkamp|
|Head Agape||Amy Lengacher|
|Head Weekend Helper||Vanessa Cullison|
|Weekend Helper||Dawn Fields|
|Weekend Helper||Gail Norton|
|Weekend Helper||Crista Linette|
|Weekend Helper||Ashley Blubaum|
|Board Representative (2)||Julie Neal & Emily Moreland|
|TABLE LEADER||ASSISTANT TABLE LEADER|
|Renee Tewell||Sara Harris||Priority|
|Dawn Holland||Daneen Alexander||Priesthood of All Believers|
|Shelly Williams||Tracey Lankford||Life in Piety|
|Karen Graber||Amy Aubery||Growth Through Study|
|Sara Kahl||Misty Fisher||Christian Action|
|Jacque Fehd||Tiffany Conover||( no Talk)|
|Tracy Mathis||Lori Buskirk||Changing Our World|
|Gretchen Wagler||Danielle Cremeans||Body of Christ|
|Katrina Weineke||Audrey Dortch||Extra Table (no Talk)|
Women's Walk 6
WOMEN’S WALK 61
It is a pleasure and honor to serve God and the Southwest Indiana Walk to Emmaus Community as we prepare for Women’s Walk 61, which has been scheduled for September 16-19. It is easy to believe that God would do things for others but we just don’t know if we are worthy to receive His blessings for ourselves. This doubt is preventing us from living the abundant life He promises! We have to change our mindset and proclaim (no matter what) “YES! He loves ME. Yes! He forgave ME. Yes! He wants to grant ME the desires of MY heart. AND be fully persuaded in our hearts! The woman with the issue of blood, the thief on the cross and Jarius, among others, would not have seen the Glory of God had they not been fully persuaded that Jesus was who He said He was. That is my prayer for the pilgrims AND team!
The theme for Women’s Walk 61 is “I believe. Show me Your glory”. In John 11:40, Jesus said to Mary and Martha, “Did I not tell you that if you believe you will see the glory of God?” The theme song is “Show me Your Glory” by Third Day. I painted our theme picture based on something I saw several years ago that reminded me of the Glory of God.
Agape is a very important part of Emmaus. People tell me they look at their agape over and over again! Please pray about providing Agape to the Pilgrims. Those little gifts, trinkets and cards mean so much. We also would appreciate any “Green Agape” for our Cooks and would love to see you help serve at any of the meals. Most importantly, we ask for continued prayers for the pilgrims and for our team.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the Head’s below:
Diane Fleetwood, Lay Director email@example.com 812-327-8288
Carol Singelstad, Assistant Lay Director firstname.lastname@example.org 812-865-0799
Kathy Stephens, Head Spiritual Director email@example.com 812-890-0415
Marny Hammond, Co-Head Liturgist firstname.lastname@example.org 812-508-2209
Cheryl Chapman, Co-Head LIturgist
Amanda Sprague, Head Stew email@example.com 317-372-0607
Crystal Robbins, Head Warden firstname.lastname@example.org 812-631-3469
Nicole Rickets, Head Weekend Helper email@example.com 812-887-5781
Rebecca Roach, Head Agape firstname.lastname@example.org 812-890-7671
Kathy Julian, Head Cook email@example.com 812-910-0285
Audra Nelson, Board Rep firstname.lastname@example.org 812-564-1695
Nan Jones, Board Rep email@example.com 812-827-0806
Thank you Fourth Day! These weekends would not be possible without your prayers, support, and humble service!
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 Brent Harner for becoming the new parking coordinator. His contact information is: cell phone 812-569-1720 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brent 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can call her 812-789-3034 to add a prayer to the chain.
Boy's Flight #56 August 14 - 16, 2021
Men's Walk #61 September 9 - 12, 2021
Women's Walk #61 September 16 - 19, 2021
Women's Walk #60A September 23 - 26, 2021
Men's Walk #61A postponed
S. O. Journey #41 postponed
Girl's Flight #57 postponed
Want to sponsor a pilgrim on one of these Walks? Check out the sponsorship page for information and an application!
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