Breaking Synergy News!
To Our Synergy Family,
We wanted to give you a heads up on breaking news for Synergy.
As you know, after our final conference in 2011, we entered a time of discernment to explore what God might have next for Synergy.
Well we finally have our answer! Synergy has found a new home as part of the Missio Alliance network (http://www.missioalliance.org). This opportunity came about through the advocacy of Frank James and the interest of men and women of Missio in the Synergy mission.
Missio Alliance is a great fit for Synergy.
From the outset, Missio Alliance has been committed to women and men in leadership together. They were in the early stages of developing an initiative to support women leaders when talks with Synergy started. Thereâ€™s already discussion in Missio about the â€œBlessed Alliance.â€ Synergy has always been missional. This collaboration provides an opportunity to bring the Synergy message into conversation with the broader Missio audience.
Carolyn James will continue to be a voice and influence. Lesa Engelthaler has joined the Missio board as Synergyâ€™s representative. Missio's Directors, Chris Backert and JR Rozko, as well as the Missio board, are enthusiastic about this new development and warmly welcome the Synergy community into the Missio Alliance. And this exciting transition comes with the outgoing Synergy boardâ€™s blessing.
When will we see one another next? Missio Allianceâ€™s National Gathering is May 7-9, 2015, in Alexandria, Virginia. It sold out last year, so as a part of the Synergy family, we will be invited to preregister. In addition to the main gathering, there will be specific times to gather with other women leaders and also an opportunity for a Synergy reunion.
We are excited about this new development and hope you will help us get the word out!
Carolyn Custis James, Synergy Founder
Chris Backert, Missio Alliance Director
JR Rozko, Missio Alliance Director
Susie Lipps, Outgoing Synergy Board Chair
Lesa Engelthaler, NAC Chair, Former Synergy and Current Missio Alliance Board Member