SONKA Association joyfully supports the Conference camp, Templed Hills Camp & Retreat Center! You can learn more about this wonderful camp, its summer camp opportunities, and opportunities to church groups and individuals to schedule time by visiting them online for more information and summer camp registration.

Camp and Retreat Opportunities

The SONKA Lay School Board has been busy refreshing the Lay School Program. Classes will be held via Zoom. We are currently recruiting students. The 2023 Spring Semester will begin in March. Specific dates of instruction will be announced after the first of the year.

The classes offered will be:

Christian Systematic Theology taught by Rev. Scott Griswold

History and Polity taught by Rev. Ruth Hopkins – Please note that this course is also opened to those persons who require it for standing.

The fee for each course is $175.00

New Lay School students must complete a Student Admission form and be accepted into the program – click here.  There is a $25 fee.

Lay School Registration forms – click here

For those who will be taking the H & P course who are not Lay School students, please complete the SONKA UCC History & Polity Course Registration Form – click here

If you have any questions about the SONKA Lay School, feel free to contact our Board members. Current, those persons are: Jim Oates, chair; Marti Godby, Pat Kern, Jean Oberhelman, and Carl Robinson, ex officio.


Curious about God, faith and the church?

SONKA Lay School is an ongoing educational program for lay leadership development, ongoing professional development for pastors and those seeking ordination through multiple paths.

Classes will be held via Zoom.