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S.A.L.T - Serving and Learning Together


“And Who Is My Neighbor?”

November 8 - 10, 2019


SALT stands for "Serving And Learning Together." 

Each fall high school students, college students, and adults gather for a conference focused on discipleship (learning how to better live out our faith in the world). The conference includes keynotes, workshops, worship, music, and so much more. 

This year’s theme draws upon Luke 10:25-37, the story of the good Samaritan.
We will explore the topic of “interfaith friendship” through keynotes, music, workshops, and small group discussions. Our keynote speaker, Matt Hartley, leads the Interfaith Center at University of North Florida in Jacksonville, and will be bringing his wealth of experience and insight to this conference! Who is your neighbor? What does being a good neighbor mean?

Stay tuned for registration!

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Registration Information

SALT 2019
November 8 - 10

Online registration will return!

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**All high school youth MUST be accompanied by an adult or attend with a group that has an adult leader per five youth**

For questions about registration, please contact Nola Avey at

For program related questions, please contact Hannah Altman at



Keynote Speaker


Matt Hartley

Matt Hartley is a proud Presbyterian and passionate promoter of Interfaith friendship. He is also a Florida Man who has been known to leap over Rattlesnakes. He loves Star Wars, Andy Capp’s Hot Fries, running Half-Marathons very slowly, and reading all the books. He takes joy in being Dad to Lila and Will -- dance parties and Dad jokes abound. Matt currently leads the Interfaith Center at University of North Florida in Jacksonville, and previously spent a decade as a youth minister.

Music Leader


Alex Fischer

Alex Fischer has been in love with music and playing guitar since he was 11 years old. Whether it’s faith or personal identity, music has always been a helpful exploration tool when navigating the complexities of life. Born and bred in North Carolina, he now lives in Richmond, VA with his wife Lisa. Alex currently serves as the resident pastor at Second Presbyterian Church, acting as both campus pastor for UKirk at VCU and Director of Urban Engagement for Second. When he’s not pretending to be an adult, you can usually find him watching (Marvel) movies, eating cheeseburgers, or riding roller coasters at Busch Gardens.



Todd Davidson

Todd Davidson (Co-Director) is a husband, father, ultimate Frisbee player, avid reader and movie watcher, ordained teaching elder, and dedicated Hokie fan who calls Richmond, VA home. Todd has a long history with Massanetta having been involved in both Middle School and SALT Conferences.

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Rachel Erb

Rachel Erb is a mountain-born Virginian reared partly in the Tar Heel state who enjoys singing, Hokie football, statement earrings, reading, quality donuts, and proper grammar. She has a Master of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, which she currently uses while leading worship for various small churches in rural Virginia and helping with conferences like this one. The other days of the week find her flexing her interior design muscles while managing a fabric and home interiors store.

Planning Team


Christopher Tweel

Christopher has been coming to Massanetta for the past 5 years and is excited to be on the leadership team for SALT 2019. Originally from the mid-Ohio valley, Christopher and his family live in Richmond VA now where he finished his divinity degree at Union Presbyterian Seminary and served as a pastor.

Connecting with presbytery initiatives to engage with racism, as well as working with Shalom Farms and a local improv group grant this guy a lot of energy that gets used to bring God's awesome kingdom. His family also enjoys backpacking and camping, gardening and escape rooms.


Beth Curfman

Beth is a life-long Presbyterian and Virginian, growing up and still residing in Richmond. She's been in public education for 13 years, as a middle school World Geography teacher and now as a School Counselor at a rural elementary school. When she's not working during the school year, Beth loves traveling, coordinating weddings, lettering as a calligrapher, spending time with family and friends, and eating too much queso at Mexican restaurants. She can't wait to learn and grow together at S.A.L.T this year!

Sample Schedule

Tentative Schedule


7:00-8:00 Registration
8:15-8:45 Welcome Mixer
8:45 Introductions
9:00-10:00 Music and Keynote #1
10:00-10:45 Small Group Games
10:45-11:30 Free-time
11:45 Lights Out

8:30-9:30 Breakfast
9:30-10:45 Music and Keynote #2
10:45-11:00 Small Groups
11:00-12:15 Youth, College, and Adult Tracks: Workshop A
12:30-1:20 Lunch
1:23-1:30 Group Photo
1:30-2:45 Youth, College, and Adult Tracks: Workshop B
2:45-3:45 Youth Ministry Practices Exchange
2:45-4:45 Free Time
5:00-6:15 Youth, College, and Adult Tracks: Workshop C
6:30-7:20 Dinner
7:30-8:30 Music and Keynote #3
8:30-8:55 Small Groups
9:00-10:20 Recreation Event  
10:20-10:45 Campfire & S’mores
10:45-11:15 Back Home Group
11:45 Lights out

8:30-9:45 Breakfast and Checkout
10:00-10:20 Small Groups
10:20 Closing Worship
11:30 Attendees Leave, Goodbyes


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Music List

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Evaluation Form

Back Home Leader Questions:
1. What has been challenging/inspiring about the SALT conference?
2. After learning about and wrestling with the story of Esther, which character do you see ourselves as and why?
3. How did the keynoter's presentation of discernment/faithfulness/privilege challenge/inspire you?
4. How have you grown in your faith through this conference?

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