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General Pastors Conference 2017

Speakers for the 2017 General Pastors Conference in May: Bill Donaghy and Spencer Mielke on “Theology of the Body.”

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 2-3, 2017

Program: Theology of the Body

Location: Holiday Inn and William Tell Chicago SW Conference Center, Countryside, Illinois.

Important notice about convention-start location – This year’s General Pastoral Conference will not begin at the conference center as in years past. Instead, it will begin with a Divine Service at Trinity Lutheran Church, 11500 German Church Road, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, at 9 a.m., followed by the president’s address at the same location.

Registration Form (Fill-in Format)   Registration Form (PDF without fill-in) – Please complete the registration and return it with payment to Rev. Michael Nesbit, Conference Registrar, St. Paul Lutheran Church, PO Box 506, Elizabeth, IL 61028, by Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Read the Cover Letter

Agenda, Biographies and Conference map

Exhibitor Registration – Return form by April 18, 2017, to  Rev. Mark Bestul, GPC Vice-Chairman, Calvary Lutheran Church, 535 N McLean Blvd., Elgin, IL 60123. Questions can be directed by email to Pastor Bestul or call him at 847-741-5433.

Planning committee:

  • Chairman Paul Mumme, Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church, Bolingbrook, Illinois
  • Vice Chairman Mark Bestul, Calvary Lutheran Church, Elgin, Illinois
  • Secretary Joel Dietrich, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Beecher, Illinois
  • Treasurer Steve Wagner, Trinity Lutheran Church, Lombard, Illinois
  • Registrar Michael Nesbit, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Elizabeth, Illinois

Program committee:

  • North Mark Bussert (2014-2017), St. Peter Lutheran Church, Schaumburg, Illinois
  • South Jared Eggebraaten (2015-2018), Zion Lutheran Church, Naperville, Illinois
  • East Mark Birkholz (2016-2019), Faith Lutheran Church, Oak Lawn, Illinois
  • West Marcus Nelson (2015-2018), St. John Lutheran Church, Wheaton, Illinois

Nominating committee:

North Matthew Gunia, Ascension Lutheran Church, Niles, Illinois

South Craig Meissner, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Steger, Illinois

East Joel Brondos, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Brookfield, Illinois

West Steve Heuser, Zion Lutheran Church, Bensenville, Illinois

See also Regional Pastor Conferences page for the fall schedule

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