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Dan Gilbert

Rev. Dan P. Gilbert

After 28 years as a parish pastor in Iowa and Illinois, Rev. Dan Gilbert was elected president of the LCMS Northern Illinois District in 2006. His presidency has been a call for the district to focus on New Starts…New Believers.

Commentary – Read President Gilbert’s articles originally published in the Northern Light district communications.

Contact the district president’s office:

  • When questions arise regarding doctrine and practice
  • When there is a pastoral vacancy in a congregation
  • When assistance is needed with a parish crisis or conflict management
  • When a change requires updating a church worker’s official status or record

Tools for a pastoral vacancy in a congregation:

Calling Manual (PDF) – Forms and guidelines for calling a pastor; Word Document

Purchase of Temporary Pastoral Services (PDF) – Updated February 2016

Supply Pastor List

Colloquy certification:


Application to enter program

Helpful information

LCMS Handbook – February 2017 update

NID Bylaws – 2015

District Convention Proceedings – 2015

District Annual Report – 2017

Marriage Policies for Congregations

Protecting Your Ministry – legal guidelines NEW

For District – Update information online.

For Synod – Rostered commissioned workers must fill in CMIF online. Contact Rosters & Statistics at 888-843-5267 or rosters.stats@lcms.org for personal log-in access.