Pastor Conferences

2017 General Pastoral Conference information is now available.

2017 General Pastors Conference

The 2017 NID General Pastors Conference is scheduled for May 2-3, 2017, at the Holiday Inn and William Tell Chicago SW Conference Center, Countryside, Illinois.
 
Cover LetterThis year’s General Pastoral Conference will not begin at the conference center as in years past. Instead, we will begin the conference with a Divine Service at Trinity Lutheran Church, 11500 German Church Road, Burr Ridge Illinois 60527 at 9:00am, followed by the President’s Address at the same location.
 
Registration Form (Fill-in Format)  Registration Form (PDF)  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.
 
 
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 to Pastor Bestul or 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
 

2017 South Region Pastors Conference

The 2017 South Region Pastors Conference is scheduled for Monday evening through Wednesday noon, September 25-27, 2017, at Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center, Utica, Illinois.
 
Planning Committee:
Chairman Rev. Craig Meissner, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Steger, Illinois
Vice-Chairman Rev. Steven Lange, Living Word Lutheran Church, Orland Park, Illinois
Registrar/Treasurer James Barbey, Living Heritage Lutheran Church, Plano, Illinois
Secretary Jared Eggebraaten, Zion Lutheran Church, Naperville, Illinois
Program Committee:
 

2017 North and West Region Pastors Conference

The 2017 North and West Region Pastors Conference is scheduled for Tuesday through Wednesday, October 10-11, 2017, at Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva Street, Delavan, Wisconsin.
 
Planning Committee:
Chairman John Scott, Crosspoint Lutheran Church, Lakewood, Illinois
Registrars Matt Hoffmann, St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Park Ridge, Illinois, and Jerry Hays, St. Peter Lutheran Church, Schaumburg, Illinois
Speaker Coordinator Micah Greiner, St. Peter Lutheran Church, Arlington Heights, Illinois, and Nick Mullen, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Carol Stream, Illinois
Venue Liaison Ed Blonski, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, and John Scott, Crosspoint Lutheran Church, Lakewood, Illinois
North Treasurer Micah Greiner, St. Peter Lutheran Church, Arlington Heights, Illinois
West Treasurer Chris James, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Downers Grove, Illinois
Exhibitor Liaison Scott Herbert, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Rockton, Illinois
 

2017 East Region Pastors Conference

The 2017 East Region Pastors Conference is scheduled for Tuesday through Wednesday, October 17-18, 2017, at DeKoven Center in Racine, Wisconsin.
 
Planning Committee:
Chairman Mark Post, St. Michael Lutheran Church, Chicago, Illinois/Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Franklin Park, Illinois
Vice Chairman (contact for exhibitors) , Steven Anderson, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Chicago, Illinois
Registrar Kevin Koester, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Brookfield, Illinois
Treasurer John Moeller, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Oak Lawn, Illinois
Secretary James Kellerman, First Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Chicago, Illinois

Program Committee Members:
Rich Heinz, St. John Church, Chicago, Illinois
Eric Andersen, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hodgkins, Illinois/Zion Lutheran Church, Summit, Illinois
Matthew Zickler, Grace Lutheran Church, Western Springs, Illinois