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What is Via de Cristo?

Via de Cristo is a Spanish phrase meaning "Way of Christ."

Via de Cristo is a highly structured, three day weekend designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christian people and bring them to a new awareness of living in God's grace.   It is a combined effort of lay people and clergy toward renewal of the church.   Click here for more details on what it’s all about.





Although Via de Cristo is a renewal weekend associated with the Lutheran church, persons from any Christian denomination can attend.  People who attend a weekend for the first time are referred to as “Pilgrims” in recognition of the mutual faith journey.  Pilgrims are sponsored by someone who has already been on a similar weekend. 


If you would like more information about attending a Via de Cristo weekend, contact any of the following to find out more:


Lay Director:  Mary Beth Greene

Assistant Lay Director:  Ed Skellum

Web Spinner:  Rebecca Willsey

Pilgrim Applications:  Bonnie Seitz






JOINT TEAMING:  September 14 - 15, 2018


Morrisville Community Church

3824 Swamp Road

Morrisville, NY



MEN’S WEEKEND:  October 18 - 21, 2018


Rector:  Dan M..

Verse:  “For we do not preach ourselves,

             but Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your servants

             for Jesus’ sake.”    - 2 Corinthians 4:5


Morrisville Community Church

3824 Swamp Road

Morrisville, NY


Men’s Teamings:  July 13-14, August 17-18, September 14-15 (Joint)


Please Pray for the Men’s Team!


Rector:  Dan M.

Backup:  Ed S.

Assistant Rector:  Pat N.

Assistant Rector:  Scott C.

Head Cha:  Mark S.

Head Musician:  Chip M.

Head Spiritual Director: Pastor Bill M.

Assistant Spiritual Director:  Pastor Frank L.

Assistant Spiritual Director:  Pastor Ed M.

Table Leader:  George L.

Table Leader:  Curtis S.

Table Leader:  Mike M.

Supply Room Cha:  Wade O.

Assistant Supply Room Cha:  Don K.

Sacristan:  Al S.

Community Cha:  Mike D.

Chapel Cha:  Gary W.

Rollo Room Cha: Rudy B.

Assistant Rollo Room Cha: John B. 

Palanca Cha:  Tom L.

Utility Cha:  Bob S.

Assistant Utility Cha:  Jim M.

Musician:  Craig R.

Praying Peter:  Chip P.



WOMEN’S WEEKEND: November 15 - 18, 2018


Rectora:  Sue C.

Verse:  “Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.”  - Habakkuk 3:18


Morrisville Community Church

3824 Swamp Road

Morrisville, NY


Women’s Teamings:  August 10-11, September 14-15 (Joint), October 12-13


Please Pray for the Women’s Team:


Rectora:  Sue C.

Backup:  Mary Beth G.

Assistant Rectora:  Marlene S.

Assistant Rectora:  Helen N.

Head Cha:  Sandy M.

Head Table Leader:  Carol D.

Head Spiritual Director: Pastor Judy V.

Head Musician:  Jody W.

Assistant Spiritual Director:  Pastor Jane W.

Assistant Spiritual Director:  Pastor Marsha K.

Assistant Spiritual Director:  Pastor Bill M.

Table Leader:  Peggy R.

Table Leader:  Connie S.

Table Leader:  Heidi C.

Table Leader:  Sue F.

Table Leader:  Liz L.

Supply Room Cha:  Dale F.

Assistant Supply Room Cha:  Denise L.

Sacristan:  Marge M.

Community Cha:  Susie T.

Assistant Community Cha: Kim H.

Chapel Cha:  Barb S.

Assistant Chapel Cha: Betsy H.

Rollo Room Cha:  Heidi G.

Assistant Rollo Room Cha:  Joy W.

Palanca Cha:  Val G.

Assistant Palanca Cha:  Anne Mae W.

Floater Cha:  Dianna T.

Floater Cha:  Zondra C.

Utility Cha:  Jill M.

Musician:  Erinn N.

Musician:  Babs M.

Musician:  Sue S.





If you are a Cursillista who has already been on a Via de Cristo or Closer Walk weekend, you can sponsor someone else to attend a weekend.


You are invited to attend Sponsorship Training to prepare yourself for this important role.


To sponsor someone, click here.



How Are Organizational Decisions Determined?


The governing body of the Damascus Road Via de Cristo movement is a group called Secretariat. 

There are openings on the Secretariat Board and various committees.  Please pray about serving, and contact us to volunteer for one of these positions.




If you have previously attended a weekend, and are interested in serving on a future Via de Cristo team, please complete the following application and submit it to your Ultreya Leader.  The application will be considered by the next Rector/Rectora as they pray about who should serve on team.


Team Application





Cursillistas can support VDC weekends by signing up for the Prayer Vigil.  Click here to have your name added to the list of “prayer warriors!”





Cursillistas can contact the Database Coordinator to make changes to your personal contact information (e.g., name, mailing address, phone number(s), and email address).  This information is used only within the Via de Cristo community.





Cursillistas can click here to contact an Ultreya nearest you.  Walk your Fourth Day in the company of your fellow Cursillistas.



More questions?  Contact us!


Lay Director:  Mary Beth Greene

Assistant Lay Director:  Ed Skellum

Webspinner:  Rebecca Willsey

Pilgrim Applications:  Bonnie Seitz




Thanks for visiting our site.  God bless you!!


Website last updated 30 SEP 2018