The Conference for Pastoral Planning and Council Development hosts its 2017 annual conference from April 30-May 3 at the Savior Pastoral Center in Kansas City, KS. The theme for assembly is Into the Fields: Pastoral Planning for Our Lived Realities. Keynote speakers include Mark Mogilka, Director of Stewardship and Pastoral Services, Diocese of Green Bay; Author and Speaker, Bro. Loghlan Sofield, ST; Barbara Sutton, Director of Field Education and Ministerial Formation for Saint John’s School of Theology, Collegeville, MN; Fr. Paul Soper, Secretary for Evangelization and Discipleship, Archdiocese of Boston; and Robert Choiniere, former director of Pastoral Planning for the Diocese of Brooklyn, CPPCD member and Lumen Gentium Award recipient. For more information contact Ellen Rhatigan, Conference Chair, Email: [email protected]. Tel: (718) 965-7393. Web site: www.cppcd.org.