Camp Meeting

Adventists from all over Iowa and Missouri come together every summer for camp meeting—five days of spiritual enrichment, fellowship and fun.

2019 Iowa-Missouri Camp Meeting

June 4-8 at Sunnydale Academy

Please join us for the 2019 Iowa-Missouri Camp Meeting, June 4-8 at Sunnydale Academy.

The theme this year is “Follow Him.” The Bible tells us that as Jesus called each of His disciples—bidding them simply, “Follow Me”—they immediately dropped what they were doing to follow Him, learning His ways and becoming more like Him along the way. So, we, too, as Jesus’ disciples must follow Him, learn His ways and become more like Him in the process.

Click on a section to the right (desktop) or below (mobile) for information about getting to camp meeting, registration, featured speakers and more.

6818 Audrain Rd 9139
Centralia, MO 65240

Click “Register” below to reserve a dorm room or camping space, or purchase meal tickets.

Earlybird discounts are available at the following hotels when you mention you’re booking with the Iowa-Missouri Conference of SDA.

1801 W Outer Road
Moberly, MO 65270
$94 per night + tax (rate expires May 4)

817 N Kenne St
Columbia, MO 65202
$80 per night + tax (rate expires May 25)

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Schedules and locations for all meetings will be listed in the camp meeting program, and will be available here and at the Auditorium and Information Center upon your arrival. Signs will also be posted at each of the meeting locations.


The youth schedule and permission slip (which many of their activities require) will be posted here when available. Both documents will also be available at the Information Center upon your arrival.

Carlton Byrd

Carlton Byrd is senior pastor of the Oakwood University Church and speaker/director of the Breath of Life television broadcast. He holds two undergraduate degrees, two master’s degrees, and a doctorate degree. Dr. Byrd has pastored churches in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, and Georgia, and has served on numerous denominational and community boards. He is happily married to his wife of 21 years, Danielle, and they are the proud parents of three daughters, Christyn, Caileigh, and Carissa.

Fri: 6:30 pm
Sab: 10:45 am, 6:30 pm

Dean Coridan

Dean Coridan has served as president of the Iowa-Missouri Conference since 2006. He previously pastored for 20 years in the conference and along the way served as development director, ministerial director, church planting coordinator and lay evangelism coordinator. Dean is passionate about world missions and travels to Africa and Nepal each year. Family is a high priority for Dean. He has been married to his wife, Gail, for 41 years and together they have five children and seven grandchildren. Dean’s favorite verse is Micah 6:8, “He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?”

Auditorium: Tue, 6:45 pm

Vicki Griffin

Vicki Griffin is health ministries director for the Michigan Conference and director of Lifestyle Matters, a ministry designed to help people improve their health. She has authored numerous books and teaching materials for community health education and has conducted numerous nutrition seminars worldwide. Vicki has master’s degrees in Human Nutrition and Public Administration; and a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American College of Nutrition. Vicki has two adult children and four grandchildren.

Auditorium: Wed–Thu: 11:00 am
Seminars: Wed–Fri: 9:00–10:30 am, 2:00–3:00 pm

Matthew Lucio

Matthew Lucio pastors in Peoria, Illinois, with his wife, Laura, and two awesome girls: Aerith and Arwen. He previously served as pastor of the Charles City, Hampton and Mason City churches in Iowa. Matthew hosts two podcasts, Adventist History Podcast and Adventists are Weird, as well as his church’s YouTube channel, Peoria Adventists. He and Laura love good conversation, good design, good books, gardening, giving people a hard time, and traveling the world. 

Auditorium: Fri: 11:00 am
Seminars: Wed-Fri: 9:00 am, 2:00 pm

Mic Thurber

Mic Thurber is ministerial director for the Mid-America Union. He has served as a pastor in Texas and California, mostly on college campuses, and has also served as ministerial director for the Southeastern California Conference and a Bible and music teacher at Sunnydale Academy and Mt Pisgah Academy in Candler, North Carolina. Mic’s passions include encouraging and supporting other pastors, photography, reading, and his family. He and his wife and best friend of 40 years, Jana, have three grown children and three grandchildren.

Auditorium: Wed–Thu: 6:45 pm

Adventist World Radio

More info coming soon.

Impact Hope

More info coming soon.

Scott Michael Bennett

Scott Michael Bennett is an International Christian recording artist known for his passionate music expression and deeply moving concerts. He has recorded and released five albums and has been featured on 3ABN, Hope Channel, SafeTV, Olelo Studios, Amazing Facts, and currently serves as It Is Written’s affiliate musician. Scott and his wife, Heather, have two daughters. Learn more about Scott’s music ministry at

Fri: 6:30 pm (Special Music)
Sab: 2:00 pm (Concert)

Photos taken during camp meeting will be posted on the conference’s Facebook page. You do not need to have a Facebook account to view the photos.

Many of the meetings in the main auditorium will be live streamed. A schedule will be posted here when available.