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2018 NID Convention

Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10, 2018
Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, Illinois

The LCMS Northern Illinois District elected a new president on March 9, 2018, in its first order of business at the 2018 NID Convention.

President Elect:

Rev. Allan Buss, Immanuel, Belvidere




Vice Presidents Elect:

  • First Vice President Elect:

Rev. Kris Whitby, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Mount Prospect

  • Second Vice President Elect:

 Rev. Kenneth Krause, Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rockford

  • Third Vice President Elect:

Rev. Cory Estby, Zion Lutheran Church, Grant Park

  • Forth Vice President Elect:

Rev. Steven Anderson, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Chicago

Elected Board of Directors:

North Region:

Ordained Minister: Rev. Micah Greiner

Commissioned Minister: David Gottschalk

Laypersons:  Paul Pasche, Chuck Schild

South Region:

Ordained Minister: Rev. Ron Rock

Commissioned Minister: Sarah Gaffney

Laypersons:  David DeYoung, Michael Dobbs

East Region:

Ordained Minister: Rev. Mark Birkholz

Commissioned Minister: Ted Lams

Laypersons:  Daniel Sedory, Matt Struve

West Region:

Ordained Minister: Rev. Willis Schwichtenberg

Commissioned Minister: Jonathan Poppe

Laypersons:  Carol-Joy Motisi, Lori Solyom

2018-2021 Circuit Visitor Nominations

Circuit 1-N, Rev. Wayne Jahn, Redeemer, Waukegan

Circuit 2-N, Rev. Rod Krueger, Our Redeemer, Prospect Heights

Circuit 3-N, Rev. Mark Bestul, Calvary, Elgin

Circuit 4-N, Rev. Larry Tieman, Immanuel, Crystal Lake

Circuit 5-N, Rev. Jerry Hays, St. Peter, Schaumburg

Circuit 6-W, Rev. Jay Klein, Zion, Hinsdale

Circuit 7-W, Rev. Ron  Weidler, Immanuel, Batavia

Circuit 8-W, Rev. Patrick Pinion, St. John, Burlington

Circuit 9-W, Rev. Rick Wagner, Immanuel, Belvidere

Circuit 10-W, Rev. David Andermann, Our Savior, Dixon

Circuit 11-E, Rev. Vernon Wendt, Messiah, Chicago

Circuit 12-E, Rev. Leonard Payton, St. John, Forest Park

Circuit 13-E, Rev. Valdas Ausra, Zion, Oak Lawn

Circuit 14-E, Rev. Elstner Lewis, St. Philip, Chicago

Circuit 15-S, Rev. Rod Serbus, St. John, Darien

Circuit 16-S, Rev. Steven Lange, Living Word, Orland Park

Circuit 17-S, Rev. David Daniel, Zion Ottawa

Circuit 18-S, Rev. Eric Brown, Trinity, Herscher

Circuit 19-S, Rev. Michael Croon, St. Paul, Chicago Heights

Elected Concordia University Chicago Board of Regent Members

Ordained Minister: Rev. Gary Bertels

Commissioned Minister: Virginia Terrell

Laypersons: Alicia Dietrich

Dominic Salvino

Additional election updates will be posted as they are confirmed.

On Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University Chicago, the new NID President Rev. Allan Buss will be installed by LCMS 1st Vice President Rev. Dr. Herbert Mueller. Also installed will be the Presidium, Circuit Visitors, Board of Directors, Nominations Committee, and Board of Regents. (More details to follow.)



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