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Keynote Speakers:

The Very Reverend Bruce Jenneker is the Rector of All Saints Church, Durbanville in the City of Cape Town and the Diocese of Saldnaha Bay in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa [ACSA], and is the Canon Liturgist for the Diocese.
Bruce Jenneker hi resBefore returning home to South Africa in 2005 after 24 years in the USA, he served as Precentor at historic Trinity Church on Copley Square in Boston, Massachusetts, as Canon Precentor of Washington National Cathedral and as Associate Rector at St. Alban’s Church in Washington, DC. On his return to South Africa he served as Canon Precentor and Cathedral Administrator of the Cathedral of St. George the Martyr in Cape Town and as lecturer in Liturgy and Anglican Studies at the College of the Transfigurration, the ACSA Seminary in Grahamstown.

For the BA he majored in Philosophy, English and History. After graduating with an Hons BA in Philosophy, he spent some years as an English Master in a High School, lecturing at a Teacher’s Training College and serving as Director of Christian Education in the Diocese of Natal, South Africa. In 1984 he graduated witth the M.Div. degree from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass. He pursued post-graduate studies in Liturgical and Systematic Theology at the Catholic University of America. He has also participated in Summer Liturgical programmes in Rome and in Paris.

From 1994 to 2003 he served on the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in the USA. He served as its Chair for 6 years, from 1997-2003. He served on the board of the Liturgical Conference, is a member of the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation, and of Societas Liturgica. He is currently a member of the Liturgical Committee of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and serves as its Convenor of the process tor revise AN Anglican Prayer Book 1989, the Prayer Book of ACSA. He has taught Liturgy at seminary and university, is Honorary Canon Liturgist for the Diocese of Bethlehem[USA], and is a frequent presenter at conferences on liturgical matters. He is also a Spiritual Director who often leads Retreats.

In September 2015 he was appointed as Senior Priest of the Diocese of Saldnaha Bay.

Rev. Dr. Stephen M. Larson is a recent arrival to the Eastern Synod of the ELCIC.  He has served parish, campus and international ministries in Canada, Switzerland and the United States and is currently the interim pastor at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in New Hamburg, Ontario.

Pr. Stephen picStephen is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University (BA); Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, with one year at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary (MDiv); and St Stephen’s College in Edmonton (D.Min. in Liturgy and Social Justice and an honorary DD).

He has a long history of involvement in inter-Lutheran and ecumenical ministries with the Lutheran World Federation, World Council of Churches and World Student Christian Federation.  He currently chairs the International Worship Planning Committee for the LWF’s 12thAssembly to be held in Namibia in 2017.

Stephen is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy and co-author, with J. Frank Henderson and Kathleen Quinn, of Liturgy, Justice and the Reign of God:  Integrating Vision and Practice (Paulist Press, 1989).  He has written for several liturgical and homiletical resource publications and taught liturgy in a variety of contexts in North America, Europe, and India.  During his Swiss years, he served as president of the Association of International Churches in Europe and the Middle East.  He led retreats for the International Protestant Church in Zurich, NATO chaplains in Lahr, Germany and Church of South India pastors in Trivandrum and Chennai.

Stephen is married to Rev. Dr. Rebecca Voigts Larson.  They have two adult daughters:  Katherine, an associate professor of English at the University of Toronto, and Sarah, deputy program director for Burundi and Rwanda with the International Rescue Committee, based in Bujumbura, Burundi.