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Strength and Confidence for Demanding Days

The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod’s Office of National Mission has fully funded these respite retreats to support, encourage, and strengthen all teachers, commissioned ministers and pastors. To learn more about these retreats and to register visit doxology.us/take-heart.

2024-2025 Schedule of Meetings

Non-Rostered Teacher Training

Date: August 12, 2024

Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, Burr Ridge, IL

For more information and registration, visit: https://www.vancoevents.com/us/events/landing/43709?

Educator Conference




Dates: September 18, 2023, February 26, 2024, May 7, 2024

Location: Concordia University Chicago

For information and registration, visit: nidlcms.org/2023-2024-leadership-conferences.


2024 Illinois State Lutheran Administrator Conference

Dates: June 10-12, 2024

Location:  Trinity Lutheran School, Bloomington, IL

For information and registration, visit: nidlcms.org/2024-illinois-state-lutheran-administrator-conference


NID Early Childhood Meetings:

Watch your emails for more information and for links to the Zoom meetings.

Email NID early childhood consultants, for more information.

Amy Cimarusti, St. Paul, Mount Prospect or call 847-255-6733

Cathy Gruenwald, Concordia University Chicago ECEC or call 630-776-1112

Doreen Peterson, Christ the Rock, Rockford or call 815-332-5551

Upcoming Meetings: September 9, 2023 – Connected to Families, November 4, 2023 – Wheels on the Bus Event, February 10, 2024 – Connected to Child Development, March 16, 2024 – Connected to Wellness, April 13, 2024 – Connected to Faith 


Sunday School Zoom Meetings:

Watch your emails for more information and for links to the Zoom meetings.

Upcoming Meetings: September 7, 2023, October 5, 2023, November 2, 2023, January 4, 2024

Regional Administrators Meetings:

(Contact the regional leader for locations, dates and times of meetings.)

Central Suburban Administrators Meetings

Contact: Andrew Montgomery, Trinity, Tinley Park, 708-532-3529

City of Chicago Administrators Meetings

Contact: Donna Tennis, St. Philip, Chicago, 773-561-9830

Fox Administrators Meetings

Contact: Donna Laughlin, Immanuel, Batavia, 630-879-7163

Northwest Suburban Administrators Meetings

Contact: Tim Hipenbecker, Immanuel, Crystal Lake, 815-459-1444

Rockford Administrators Meetings

Contact: Nick Muench, Immanuel, Freeport, 815-232-3511

Recorded Zoom Meetings and Webinars for Educators

Helpful information

National Lutheran Schools Week

National Lutheran Schools Week 2024
January 21-28, 2024

Online offering/payment page for  schools