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South Region Pastoral Conference

The following pastors have been elected at the 2022 conference to serve the SRPC as officers:

Chairman: Rev. Michael Gudgel (St. Matthew, Lemont)

Vice-Chairman: Rev. Stephen Schumacher (Bethany, Naperville)

Secretary: Rev. Seth Clemmer (Bethany, Naperville)

Registrar/Treasurer: Rev. David Totsky (St. Peter, Joliet)

Program Committee: Rev. Julian LaMie (St. John, Beecher), Rev. Christopher Antonetti (St Paul, Lockport), Rev. Michael Stein (St Paul, Beecher) Rev. Benjamin Hayter (Zion, Chebanse)

2023 Conference Dates: Sept 25-27, 2023 (Monday-Wednesday)

2024 Conference Dates: Sept 23-25, 2024 (Monday-Wednesday)


East Region Pastoral Conference

Dates: October 11-12, 2022

Location: The DeKoven Center, 600 21st St, Racine, WI 53403

Presenter(s): Rev. Dr. Chad D. Kendall and Rev. Dr. Andrew Steinman

We are back to a two day conference with exciting speakers and worship opportunities to expand your knowledge and uplift your soul. We did expand a few hours, and a session will follow after lunch on Wednesday.

Kendall presents: “Procatechesis in Clement of Alexandria: A View Toward Engaging the 21st Century Skeptic”.

Steinman presents: The insistence of the NT writers that our Lord’s life, ministry, death, and resurrection were actual historical events necessary for our salvation is a key underpinning of the Gospel.

Registration and payments: Please visit the webpage to join us. Of course, you can bring a check on the day of the conference (but it helps us better prepare if done early).

Question? Email Rev. David L. Prentice, Jr, the registrar, for any and all concerns.

North/West Region Pastoral Conference

Dates: October 11-12,2022

Location: Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan, WI  53115

Theme and Description: The Stone Is Still Rolled Away: Easter Good News and Exegesis

Presenter: The Rev. Jeff Gibbs, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. After ten years of parish service in NW Oregon, Jeff taught New Testament at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis from 1992 to his retirement in 2020. He is the author of the three-volume commentary on Matthew’s Gospel in the Concordia Commentary series. In retirement Jeff continues to speak at conferences, teach an occasional seminary course, and do a bit of writing. Jeff and Renee are active members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, St. Louis, and Renee also remains active in her work of encouraging the women of the seminary community.

This year we are pleased to add a speaker specifically for the pastors’ wives.  Renee Gibbs will lead a retreat on the book of Ephesians.  All fees for her events, including child care, are included in your $75 registration fee.

Online information, registration, and payment

Download conference schedule (Revised 10/3/2022)

Download registration cover letter (Revised 10/3/2022)

Conference locations

DeKoven Center in Racine, Wisconsin, is the site where East Region pastors meet.

South Region pastors set their conference in the scenic Starved Rock State Park in Utica, Illinois.

Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin, is host location for the North and West Region combined conference.