Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber to Speak at 2014 Spring Conference

Posted: December 17th, 2013

CTS is proud to announce Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber as the featured speaker at our 2014 Spring Conference. Rev. Bolz-Weber spoke on the theme, "You are Welcome; Now What?"

Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber is the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado. She is the author of the NYTimes bestseller, Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint (Jerico Books, 2013) and blogs at and Jim Wallis' Her writings can be found in the Christian Century, The Lutheran Magazine and She may be a leading voice in the Emerging Church but nobody really believes she’s an ordained pastor in the ELCA. Maybe it’s the sleeve tattoos or the fact that she swears like a truck driver. Either way…she’s fine with it. Nadia lives in Denver with her family of 4 where she can be found writing bios in the third person and chasing chickens around the back yard with her kids.

In addition to our full slate of speakers, the conference included a special bonus event;  the Chicago showing of "The Second Cooler", an important documentary on immigration, on Friday evening at 6:30 pm. If you have any questions concerning this conference, please email Mr. Joe Burt, Alumni & Special Events Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


What people are saying about the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber…

"Nadia Bolz-Weber has probably done more than any other pastor in recent times to poke therapeutic fun at the misdemeanors and flaws of overly-churched Christianity and Christians. The passion behind her words, however, is as deeply pastoral as it is God-drenched and liberating.... thus the affection as well as the respect that attend her and her work wherever she goes."

- Phylis Tickle author of The Great Emergence

"Unforgettable, hilarious, insightful, self-effacing, ironic, and Lutheran - not words that go together every day. Pierced and tattooed, theologically deep, a mom, a fire-and-Pentecost progressive preacher, a stand-up comic ... also an unlikely list of descriptors.  A gifted writer, a liturgical acrobat, an honest and outspoken sinner-saint, the person you should invite to your next event where you need a deep, engaging, and surprising speaker - I could only be talking about Nadia Bolz-Weber."

- Brian McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christianity