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General Pastors’ Conference

Tuesday, May 15 – Wednesday, May 16, 2018

“Iron Sharpens Iron: A Working Group Approach to Supporting Pastoral Ministry”
Working Group Leaders will be your brother NID Pastors

Registration will be online this year. TicketTailor is the service through which you can register as well as make payment. (Use code 1517 if you land on the main screen.) Registration will close on Monday, April 30, 2018. 

This year’s General Pastoral Conference will take place at St. John Lutheran Church, 410 N. Cross Street, Wheaton, Illinois 60187. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with Divine Service at 9 a.m., followed by the President’s Address. See the Conference Schedule for the specifics.

Pastoral Directory:

Photos for a pastoral directory will be taken Tuesday May 15, at most times during the day from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Anyone having their photo taken may order a print copy of the directory that day.

Biometric Screening Event: CANCELLED


Questions should be addressed to Karen Hardecopf, RN, Certified Lay Minister-Parish Nurse, NID Ministerial Care Coalition Partner LCMS Parish Nursing Program Coordinator, or 630-222-2157.

We have negotiated a price of $94.00 per night at the Hilton of Lisle/Naperville. Please make your lodging reservation directly with the hotel by Monday, April 23. Ask for conference code CGPC. Print reservation instruction sheets


St. John Lutheran Church, 410 N. Cross St., Wheaton, IL 60187, www.stjohnwheaton.org, 630-668-0701

Hilton Lisle/Naperville, 3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle, IL 60532, www.lislenaperville.hilton.com, 800-552-2599

Email Rev. Bo Graham or call 847-255-0332 with any registration/payment questions.

Email Rev. Cory Estby or call 815-465-6011 with any exhibitor questions.

Print cover letter

The committee members are as follows:
Chairman: David Daniel-Zion, Ottawa
Vicechair: Cory Estby-Zion, Grant Park
Secretary: Karl Hess-St. Peter, Joliet
Treasurer: Steve Wagner-Trinity, Lombard
Registrar: Bo Graham-St. Paul. Mt. Prospect

Program Committee:
North: Matthew Gunia-Ascension, Niles
South: Jared Eggebraaten-Zion, Naperville
East: Mark Birkholz-Faith, Oak Lawn
West: Marcus Nelson-St. John, Wheaton

Nominating Committee
North: Mark Bussert-Elmhurst
South: Kevin Koester-St. Paul, Brookfield
East Seth Clemmer-Bethany, Naperville
West: Unknown-vacant




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