June 7 Update: The 2020 conference has been canceled.
The following message is from the conveners:
After much prayer and discussion, and with much disappointment, we have come to the conclusion to cancel the Skyland Bible Conference for 2020. When COVID 19 emerged as a disruptive force throughout the country, we began to pray for clarity about the feasibility of continuing forward this year. Our ultimate decision is not out of fear of the virus but rather out of recognition that numerous obstacles have arisen because of decisions made by others in relation to it. We have weighed many factors and conclude it is unwise to move forward. These include-
- Registrations are the lowest ever.
- The current COVID 19 restrictions in Virginia and the phasing of reopening leave too many unanswered questions.
- A number of key conference staff are unable to come.
- The likely reduction of available activities would significantly alter the conference experience.
We know this decision is disappointing to many of you and we wish we could have received clarity sooner.
Please communicate with Wes and Ginna regarding how you would like for us to handle any money paid thus far. Options include refund, hold for 2021, help cover costs incurred to date.
The Skyland Conveners (Steve Andrews, Barry Brady, Phil Guikema, Larry Reeves, Dr. Jon Reimer)
Your Skyland Staff
- Registration - Wes & Ginna Patterson
- Accommodations - Steven & Mary Batts
- Music - Troy & Beverly Boone
- Children's Meetings - Phil & Edna Guikema
- Ron & Brenda Baker
- Barry & Jackie Brady
- Danny & Theresa Meadows
- Teen Devotions - Mark & Kim Shelley
- Steve Andrews
- Barry Brady
- Phil Guikema
- Larry Reeves
- Dr. Jon Reimer