Voyagers In Racine: Two Community “Systems” Days

Last March, 2020, the Voyagers were looking forward to April 1 & 2 when we were to offer a one-day introductory seminar on family systems thinking and congregations, and then host Peter Steinke as a speaker for our conference day. The corona virus hit, and sadly but hopefully we rescheduled the two days for October, 2020. Just as we were making the decision to postpone again, until spring, 2021, we received the shocking news that our friend, colleague and one of the founders of the Voyagers, Peter Steinke, had died of a heart attack. (Please see his obituary, and a video recording of a “Remembering Pete” virtual gathering hosted by the Voyagers several days after his death.)

The. commitment to offer two days of systems thinking to folks in Wisconsin holds. We have rescheduled these two days to May 19 & 20, 2021. We will. meet at the DeKoven Center in Racine (as originally planned).

Wednesday, May 19, will be a one-day Introductory Seminar on Family Systems thinking and congregations, with a focus on Bowen Theory and Rabbi Edwin Friedman’s work with the theory as it is used to understand and work with families, congregations and other institutions. This seminar is on Wednesday, May 19, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. , at the DeKoven Center in Racine, Wisconsin. Lunch is included in your registration fee.

On Thursday, we will miss Peter Steinke, his wisdom and his insight. However, we will dedicate that day to Pete. The tentative title for the day is “Unpacking Pete: The Teaching Legacy of Peter Steinke. Presentations will be given by senior members of the Voyagers – those who knew and worked with Pete from his early days of studying with Rabbi Edwin Friedman, through Bridgebuilders, Healthy Congregations, and until his death. Pete’s original topic for this conference – the need of the for courage and conviction in a society that is in a regression – will also be explored. This conference is on Thursday, May 20, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the DeKoven Center in Racine, Wisconsin. Lunch is included in your registration fee.

  • Introductory Seminar, Wed., 5/19/2021: $75 ($45 for students)
  • Unpacking Pete, Thurs. 5/20/2021: $100 ($70 for students)
  • Both days, Wed. & Thurs., 5/19-20/2021: $150 ($100 for students)
  • A limited number of rooms are available for Wednesday night at the DeKoven Center, includes dinner on Wednesday and breakfast on Thursday: $80

Registration will open in early 2021.

For those who have already registered for these events, your registration will automatically transfer. Although our hope is that you will still attend, in August, 2020, you will receive an email offering you the opportunity to cancel your registration and request a refund.