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District Conference 2017

Our 88th District Conference’s theme is NEXT.  We are looking forward to connecting with each other, hearing of what has taken place, and finding out what is planned next, for our District and our PAOC Fellowship.  We are going to focus on our personal next as guest speaker, Rev. Bill Markham, unpacks this theme from several vantages


May 9-11, 2017. The conference starts at 8:30am on May 9th and ends at 11:30am on May 11th.


First Assembly in Calgary, AB. 6301 Elbow Drive SW.


District PAOC credential holders and spouses as well as lay delegates from affiliated churches.


$75/per before Apr 1. $90/per after April 1. Cost Includes plenary sessions, Tues & Wed luncheons, Thurs breakfast, & business sessions.

Conference venue info

First Assembly (6301 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB)

HOTEL blackfoot

To book your room at Hotel Blackfoot:

  • Please phone 1-800-661-1151 and Quote Booking ID# 14688
  • Signature rooms with 1 or 2 Queen beds are available at a rate of $129 per night. (based on 2 adults)
  • Breakfast, wireless internet, and parking are included in your rate.
  • Additional person fee is $20 (ages 13 and up)
  • Click here to book online


bill markham

bill markham


Bill has served as Lead Pastor of Central Community Church in St. Catharines, ON, a growing multi-campus church with campuses throughout the Niagara Region, since 2008. He has been on staff at Central since 2001. He is a dynamic communicator who harnesses the ability to translate the timeless truth of God’s Word in such a way as to connect with both the growing believer and the first- time seeker. He is passionate about seeing people discover their God-given potential and live it out passionately by serving others. Bill engages in honest conversation about leadership, creativity and the church at as he discusses lessons he is learning as a first-time Lead Pastor in a growing, multi- staff, multi-campus church.

He has been married to his best friend, Karlene, for 20 years and they have three children, Reed, Tessa and Garrett. If you can’t find him at the church, you will most likely find him on the court where his passion for volleyball is seen in his commitment to coaching for the local high school and city travel teams.

Bill has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Summit Pacific College and a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Tyndale Seminary. He loves to read, dream audaciously and inspire others to do the same.


The first business session will be held Tuesday, May 9, at First Assembly in Calgary. The conference will officially end at the conclusion of the final business session scheduled for 12:00pm on Thursday, May 11. Conference Reports will be provided electronically. A limited number of hard copies will be available onsite.

conference resolutionS

In consideration of the Conference Resolutions Committee and the District Conference, privately- sponsored resolutions should be submitted to the Chairman of the Conference Resolutions Committee in care of the District Office twenty days (April 13) prior to the first business session.


Click here to view the 2017 District Conference Resolutions.


Elections scheduled for this Conference are for the District Superintendent and four Members At Large. Voting will be conducted electronically. Delegates are welcome to bring a laptop, tablet or smartphone into the main auditorium during business sessions.

conference schedule

Tuesday, May 9th

  • 8:30 AM       Registration Sign-in // Coffee & Snack
  • 9:30 AM       Morning Devotions
  • 10:00 AM     Business Session #1
  • 12:00 PM     Luncheon // Bill Markham
  • 2:00 PM       Business Session #2
  • 3:00 PM       Coffee & Snack
  • 4:00 PM       Dismissal
  • 6:00 PM       Doors open for the Solbrekken’s Celebration Banquet (Ticketed Event)
  • 6:30 PM       Celebration Banquet (Ticketed Event)
                         Calgary Hellenic Hall, 1 Tamarac Crescent SW

Wednesday, May 10th

  • 8:00 AM       Kechnie Benefits Info Session // Continental Breakfast (optional)
  • 9:30 AM       Morning Devotions
  • 10:00 AM     Business Session #3
  • 12:00 PM     Luncheon // Missions
  • 2:00 PM       Business Session #4
  • 3:00 PM       Coffee & Snack
  • 4:00 PM       Dismissal
  • 7:00 PM       Evening Service

Thursday, May 11th

  • 8:30 AM       Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM       Business Session #5 – Family Forum: Review & Refreshing of PAOC Statement of Fundamental & Essential Truths (SOFET)
  • 12:00 PM     Dismissal