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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.

New Worker Orientation

After the Back-to-School Worship and Keynote the morning of August 10, 2022 at Immanuel in Palatine at 200 N. Plum Grove Rd., all new workers – both new graduates and those new to the LCMS Northern Illinois District – should participate in the New Workers Orientation. The orientation will begin with lunch, so please register your new workers in order to ensure that everyone has a meal. It’s a great way for new workers in the Northern Illinois District (NID) to hear about the resources that are available to support and care for them during their time of ministry in the NID. They’ll meet NID team members and catch the vision of what ministry is here in the NID. They will also receive a token of our appreciation for their partnership in ministry.

Please register by August 5, 2022. If you have questions, please contact Sue Green at 708-223-3116 or at sue.green@nidlcms.org.

2022-2023 Schedule of Meetings


Location: Concordia University Chicago

Dates:  Monday, September 26, 2022, Monday, February 27, 2023, Monday, May 1, 2023

Introduction Letter


Registration Form

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:


Regional Administrators Meetings:

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

Central Suburban Administrators Meetings

Contact: Valerie Winston, Immanuel, Hillside, 708-562-5580

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: Steve Zielke, St. Peter, Schaumburg, 847-885-3350

Rockford Administrators Meetings

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

South Suburban Administrators Meetings

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

Recorded Zoom Meetings and Webinars for Educators

Helpful information

National Lutheran Schools Week

National Lutheran Schools Week 2023
January 22-28, 2023