Learn about other faiths that exist in the Ozarks and gain understanding by listening and working together. How can faith groups work together to make Springfield a better place to live as neighbors. This session will be co-moderated by Steve Berkwitz and Deanna Carpenter

Panelist Breakdown:

April 11

  • Disciples of Christ (B)
  • Temple Israel (Jewish)
  • Buddhist- Ozarks Dharma Community
  • The Venues (Non-denominational Christian)
  • Catholic Church

May 9

  • Muslim
  • First Unitarian Universalist Church of Springfield Missouri
  • United Methodist Church
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church
  • Baptist (South)

September 15

  • Spiritual Assembly of The Bahai
  • Unity
  • Central Assemblies of God
  • Methodist (Yeakley Chapel-Pitt Chapel-Bois D’Arc)
  • Central Assemblies of God

October 17

  • Hindu
  • The Connecting Grounds
  • Pagan Brotherhood
  • Baptist (North)
  • Messiah Lutheran

November 14

  • American Indian Center of Springfield
  • Sikh Temple of Ozarks
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • United Church of Christ
  • Disciples of Christ (A)

Open to the public, no registration required. Seating is limited to 200.


  • City of Springfield
  • Springfield Interfaith Council
  • Missouri State University
  • University of Missouri Extension
  • Have Faith Initiative
  • Community Partnership of the Ozarks