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, Jesus People USA, and The Mudroom.

When is Deeply Rooted?

Deeply Rooted is a biannual event that takes place the third Saturday in May and the first 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 9:15 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.

Where can I eat lunch? 

If you have not bought a ticket for the catered lunch, there are options for you in the neighborhood. Wilson Abbey is connected to Everybody’s Coffee, which has grab and go sandwiches, quiche, pastries, and more. Siam Noodle and Rice is a neighborhood favorite and is only two blocks away. It has been featured on the WTTW Emmy award-winning weekly restaurant review series Check, Please! Another neighborhood legend, Uptown Pizza and BBQ is a block away. What it lacks in ambiance it makes up for with an amazing coffee shake. A McDonald’s and Sonic are within walking distance. Two blocks away is Palla’s Grill, a Greek diner. We highly recommend the charbroiled Greek chicken.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

 We will have gluten and dairy-free options at our dessert reception and our 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?

Basically everything you would need for a sleepover. We provide hot showers and mattresses, but you will need sleeping bags, pillows, toiletries, towels, Bibles/journals, etc.

What should I wear?

It’s a very casual environment, so please dress comfortably. Dress in layers to accommodate temperature changes. We will be meeting in one building with an elevator so there is not much walking, unless you will be eating lunch offsite. Our local restaurants are within a few blocks’ walking distance.

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

 Most sessions will be on the first floor, but the Creativity workshops will be on the 3rd floor. There is an elevator.

Where can I stay?

Attendees stay in our dorm facilities which are on the first floor of an apartment building located directly behind our main building. There is bunk space for 27 in 4 separate rooms, with three bathrooms containing showers. There is a living room, as well as an enclosed porch. Deeply Rooted attendees will be the only people staying in the dorm.

Who is speaking?

Kathy Khang is the multiethnic director for InterVarsity’s Great Lakes West region–overseeing multiethnic training and ministry development for staff and students in Illinois and Indiana. She co-authored More Than Serving Tea: Asian American Women on Expectations, Relationships, Leadership and Faith.

Michelle Van Loon is the author of  Moments & Days: How Our Holy Celebrations Shape Our Faith, If Only: Letting Go Of Regret and two books on the parables of Jesus. She is a regular contributor to Christianity Today’s Her.meneutics blog, and maintains her own blog, Pilgrim’s Roadtrip.
Dr. Beth Felker Jones (PhD, Duke University) is associate professor of theology at Wheaton College and former assistant professor of Bible and Religion at Huntington University. She is the author of The Marks of His Wounds: Gender Politics and Bodily Resurrection, Practicing Christian Doctrine: An Introduction to Thinking and Living Theologically, and Faithful: A Theology of SexJones is a also a columnist for the Christian Century and Christianity Today’s Her.meneutics blog.
Anita Scott is a spoken-word poet and high school teacher from Dallas, Texas. Her poems “Mary Go Round” and “Tears for the Motherland” clearly express Anita’s heart for justice regarding gender and racial reconciliation.  Anita is the Poet in Residence at The Mudroom and is also part of Ambassadors Alliance International, a passionate team of people who go into impoverished areas to assess their needs and provide help in the form of food, medical supplies, clothing, education, and job-training that will lead to self-sustainable change.

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.