The 2023 EfM Summer Conference will take place June 20-23 on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. Conference highlights include:

  • Keynote Speaker Termaine Hicks
  • Training for experienced mentors that fulfills the 2023-2024 requirements for accreditation
  • Communal Worship: Evensong and Holy Eucharist in historic All Saints’ Chapel
  • A festive banquet where we will say farewell to Executive Director Karen Meridith and introduce EfM’s new Executive Director. 

Informational Sessions:

  •  EfM Deep Questions, short courses
  • Introduction to new mentor training modules and hybrid training
  • Reopening onsite trainings
  • Facilitation strategies for discussing challenging books
  • Mentoring EfM groups in prisons

Visionary Sessions:

  • Looking ahead to 2025, EfM’s 50th anniversary year
  •  Looking forward for the EfM curriculum
  • Looking forward to additional Deep Questions topics

Conference Schedule: A complete and detailed conference schedule will be available here shortly.


This year’s conference will take place on the beautiful central campus of the University of the South where all plenary and breakout sessions, meals, dormitory lodging and worship services are within close walking distance. Also within walking distance is quaint Sewanee Village which is home to shops, galleries, and casual dining.


Lodging and Meals 

All conference workshops and plenary sessions, lodging in Humphries Dormitory, and all meals are included in your 2023 EfM Summer Conference registration fee.

 Registration Fee Schedule
  • Single Occupancy: $700
  • Double Occupancy: $650
  • Commuter: $325

Space is limited. 


EfM Graduate, Termaine Hicks, to deliver Keynote

Wrongly accused and incarcerated as a young man, Termaine Hicks spent 19 years fighting for justice. Along the way he found invincible faith and, finally, freedom. It is well known in the Episcopal Church and beyond: Education for Ministry (EfM) changes lives. Most of the 120,000 people who have participated in the four-year theological education program will agree. Many will have a tale of transformation to share. Few will have a story as heart-wrenching as Termaine Hicks’s. Framed for rape in 2001 at the age of 26, Hicks was falsely incarcerated for nearly two decades.