Advent Clergy Conference

Advent Clergy Conference

December 8 | 9 am - 4 pm


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Desta Goehner


Rachel Ronning Lindgren

Desta Goehner:

Desta is a name that comes from Ethiopia, it means “deep joy”. Desta is a Spiritual Director and has served for over 25 years in Lutheran outdoor ministry, congregational youth ministry and served on the staff of the Southwest California Synod of the ELCA. She is the Director of Congregational Relations at California Lutheran University (SoCal). She serves as a connection between the University, the Church and interfaith communities. She is married to an ELCA Pastor and they have 3 kids. Desta has been shaped by Cal Lutheran (1996 alum), outdoor ministries, interfaith friendships and the diversity of Southern California. She is passionate about spiritual transformation, anti-racism, the Enneagram, laughing and provoking change and good trouble. She lives at the intersection of spirituality and social/digital media (#CLUconnect).

Rachel Ronning Lindgren:

Rachel combines insights from her personal and professional life to teach the Enneagram.  In her career in higher education, Rachel applies Enneagram wisdom to effectively coach professionals, assist teams in the workplace, develop leadership skills, and increase clearer communication in work and personal relationships.  Rachel is a lifelong ELCA Lutheran and has used the Enneagram to deepen her connections to her family and community.  She is a California Lutheran University grad who lives in Thousand Oaks with her husband and two children.

Join us for a day of reflection, learning and possible transformation. Come as you are and plan to leave with a renewed sense of who God created you to be in your life and ministry.  We’ll talk about the thousand-year-old spiritual transformation tool known as the Enneagram and how it can be a tool for self-reflection and helpful in ministry.

The Enneagram is a powerful mirror, helping Rachel see herself and her lifelong patterns in ways she never would have seen or imagined on her own.  She hopes to share this tool with those who are interested in self-reflection and desire to see themselves more clearly.

ZOOM Registration is open

Registration closes December 7th

Cost: $20/person