What is Deeply Rooted?

Deeply Rooted: A Gathering is a faith and creativity gathering in Chicago for women, co-founded by Tammy Perlmutter and Joy Williams. Sponsored by Wilson Abbey and Jesus People USA.

When is Deeply Rooted?

Deeply Rooted is a biannual event that takes place the third Saturday in May and the second weekend in November. Our next event is Saturday, May 2o, 2017.

What time does it start and end?

It begins Friday night at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 9:30 with a dessert reception following. Our Saturday festivities start at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m.

Where is the conference?

Deeply Rooted is held in the Jesus People USA Covenant Church sanctuary at Wilson Abbey, 931 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago, IL 60640.

What is included in ticket price?

The ticket price includes 3 speaker sessions, 2 workshops, and the dessert reception on Friday night. The catered lunch with speakers is $10, the deadline to purchase is Sunday, October 24th. Go to the registration page to purchase lunch.

How can I connect with other attendees?

You can use our Facebook page to connect with other attendees.

When should I arrive? What time will it end?

On Friday night doors open at 6:45 and we will start at 7:00, ending at 9:30. On Saturday doors open at 8:45 a.m., worship begins at 9:00 a.m. and the event ends at 4:30 p.m.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

 We will have gluten and dairy-free options at our dessert reception and our November catering chef is aware of your needs and will accommodate you.

Are children welcome?

 Nursing babies and girls 13 and up are welcome, but unfortunately we can’t have children attend since we record each speaker.

What should I bring?

A Bible, journal, pen, and your own sweet self.

What should I wear?

It’s a very casual environment, so please dress comfortably. Dress in layers to accommodate temperature changes.

Where do I park?

 Street parking is limited and surrounding streets are permit only. There is a parking garage nearby at Weiss Hospital. Public parking rates for the parking garage are as follows: $8 for 1 to 3 hours; $10 for 3 to 5 hours; and $12 for 5 to 24 hours. Park only on the 3rd or 4th level.
4650 N Clarendon Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Walk south on N Clarendon Ave toward W Eastwood Ave.
Turn right onto W Wilson Ave, Wilson Abbey will be on the left.

Handicap accessibility

 Our auditorium is on ground level, handicap accessible.

Who is speaking?

Katelyn Durst is a community artist, creative activist, teacher and youth worker. She has worked within urban youth development and urban community development for ten years and has taught poetry for six years, recently conducting poetry therapy workshops at a youth psychiatric hospital and Freedom Schools summer programming in a workshop focused on healing from the unjust deaths of youth of color. Katelyn is currently pursuing a master’s in Urban Studies and Community Arts from Eastern University with a focus on trauma-informed art-making to build sustainable and transformative resiliency within urban/inner-city and displaced communities. She is the Poet in Residence for The Mudroom. In her spare time, she dreams of becoming an urban beekeeper.

Nilwona Nowlin is a redemptive artist, someone who believes in the power of the arts to bring about positive transformation in individuals and communities. She is particularly passionate about helping people discover/pursue their purpose, leadership development, and ministries of compassion, mercy, and justice such as community development, reconciliation, and intercultural development. Recent publications include “To Save Many Lives: Exploring Reconciliation Between Africans and African Americans through the Selling of Joseph,” for the Covenant Quarterly as well as devotionals for the Covenant Home Altar. She is also a regular contributor to for the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) Commission on Biblical Gender Equality’s blog and the lmdj Voices blog of the ECC’s Love Mercy Do Justice mission priority. Nilwona earned a B.A. from Columbia College Chicago, an M.A. in Christian Formation and Certificate in Justice Ministry from North Park Theological Seminary and a Master’s in Nonprofit Administration from North Park University. She blogs at The Dreamer Speaks.

Lina AbuJamra is a Pediatric ER doctor and founder of Living with Power Ministries. Her deepest desire is to help people live with power by connecting Biblical answers to everyday life. She uses the same skills serving patients in the ER as she does helping people build their faith and manage critical decisions.

Though Lina still practices medicine, she spends the majority of her time speaking and writing providing Biblical truth for every day life. She has authored Thrive: the Single Life as God IntendedStripped: When God’s Call Turns from Yes to Why Me?, and Resolved: 10 Ways to Stand Strong and Live What You Believe.

You can hear Lina daily on Moody Radio hosting Today’s Single Christian, or listen to her popular Living with Power podcast on iTunes/podbean, reaching thousands of people globally.

Lina’s most recent work has taken her back to the Middle East and her birth country, Lebanon, where she is provides medical care for Syrian refugees.

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Lina now calls Chicago home. She is single and a huge Packers fan–not that the two are connected. Lina loves her coffee black and her iPhone always.

How do I register?

Cancellation policy?

 Please use the contact form below to let us know you need to cancel your registration.

How can I donate?

Please use the contact form to donate.

 Volunteer opportunities?

We’re always in need of volunteers! Fill out the contact form below and let us know how you would like to help and when you’re available.

What do I do if I want to offer my gifts or services at Deeply Rooted?

Fill out the contact form below and let us know how you would like to be involved. We will consider all requests but cannot guarantee participation.

What is the seating arrangement?

Seating is general admission.

How can I connect with Deeply Rooted?

 You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Is WiFi available?

Yes, there is! We will give you the password on the program.