Photography provided by John MacMurray

Our first Open Table Conference in Missoula, Montana, will be held September 13 - 14. This is only a two day event.


Student Discount: $59

General Admission: $125

Tickets will be available at the door.



Dr. C. Baxter Kruger

Baxter is the Director of Perichoresis. He has a degree in Political Science, a Doctorate in Philosophy and is the author of eight books including “The Great Dance”, “Across All Worlds” and “The Shack Revisited”. He resides in Mississippi with his wife Beth. They have four children and recently became proud grandparents.


John MacMurray

John is the founder and director of the Northwest School of Theology and the Open Table Conferences. Formerly an adjunct professor in Bible Literature, he now speaks internationally, and writes. His books include “A Spiritual Evolution” and “Father Fiction” (co-written with Donald Miller). He is also a landscape nature photographer, published in National Geographic, Sierra Club, and Audubon.


Wm. Paul Young

Paul is the author of “The Shack”, “Eve”, “Cross Roads”, and “The Shack Reflections. He was born a Canadian and raised among a stone-age tribe by his missionary parents in the highlands of what was Netherlands New Guinea (now West Papua). He suffered great loss as a child and young adult, and now enjoys the “wastefulness of grace” with his family in the Pacific Northwest.


City Life Community Center 

City Life Community Center is a state of the art 34,000 square foot facility for teens in the heart of Missoula, MT.  It exists to serve as a much needed resource for teens, providing programming and events for a variety of interests.

1515 Fairview Ave., Missoula, MT 59801



There are plenty of hotels located within a few miles of the center that are certain to meet your needs.


Trip Advisor has a short list of some amazing restaurants that are nearby the center. Check them out!


Subject to change.

Friday, Sept 13

6:30p – Doors Open

7-9:15 – Speakers

Saturday, Sept 14

8:30a – Doors Open

9-11a – Morning Speakers

11a-12p – Speaker Panel


2-4p – Breakouts

Free Time

7-9:15p – Evening Speakers