Being Intergenerational: A Morning of Education & Conversation

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Led by:

Chris Barnett
Canon Wendy Claire Barrie
Dr. Valerie Grissom

THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2024, 9:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M., in person in Bloedel Hall or online via Zoom; registration required for either option.

Resourced and facilitated by Chris Barnett, Canon Wendy Claire Barrie, and Dr. Valerie Grissom, this is a unique opportunity to engage and explore the growing field of intergenerational ministry with others passionate about seeing people of all ages grow in faith together. For pastors, educators, ministry leaders and their teams, Being Intergenerational: A Morning of Education and Conversation will provide a mix of input, sharing of experience, time for reflection, and prompt to action. Come along to be inspired, encouraged and equipped for you and your community's ongoing intergenerational journey.


The slides from Chris Barnett's presentation can now be downloaded here.

A handout of links and resources from Chris and Valerie can be downloaded here

A handout of links and resources from Canon Wendy can be downloaded here

A complete video is now available:


Chris Barnett is the Executive General Manager of Intergen, an Australian organization committed to resourcing and supporting ministry with children and their families, with an emphasis on intergenerationality. Chris brings to the intergenerational space a wealth of experience, a heart for connecting, and a commitment to facilitating learning together. More known as a curator, rather than creator, and sharer of resources, Chris has nevertheless contributed to a number of key intergenerational resources, including Intergenerate, Engage All Generations, Messy Discipleship, and Being an Intergenerational Church: A Commitment. A Vision. An Invitation.

Dr. Valerie M. Grissom serves as the Chair of the Intergenerate Team, whose mission is to bring the generations of the church together. As a worship leader and pastor for over 20 years, and now a certified candidate for ordination as Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Northwest Coast Presbytery (PC-USA), Valerie provides research, writing, speaking, coaching, and mentoring regarding intergenerational and intercultural worship. Valerie recently edited the book All Ages Becoming: Intergenerational Practice in the Formation of God's People.

Wendy Claire Barrie is Canon for Intergenerational Ministries at Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle. She is the author of Faith at Home: A Handbook for Cautiously Christian Parents and is (still) finishing up her second book, The Church Post-Sunday School: How to Be Intergenerational and Why it Matters. Wendy has served eight Episcopal congregations on both coasts over the last 30-plus years, and is the creator of an intergenerational curriculum for the book Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints by Daneen Akers.


2 Responses

  1. Sheila Foster
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    I’m excited to have the opportunity to join in this important work via zoom. I’ve been working hard to move the culture in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota to recognize the importance of intergenerational formation and build relationships. Breaking down the boxes of formation.

  2. Taryn Montgomery
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    I look forward to participating and learning more!

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