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President’s Office

Allan R. Buss

Email: president@nidlcms.org

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Rev. Dr. Allan R. Buss

After 28 years as a parish pastor in the LCMS Northern Illinois District, Rev. Dr. Allan R. Buss was elected president of the LCMS Northern Illinois District in 2018. During his presidency, the one thing everything we do will serve is “keeping the main thing the main thing”, faithfully serving the Gospel of Jesus Christ and sharing it in our community and the world.

Commentary – Read President Buss’s articles originally published in the 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

Call documents – Email president@nidlcms.org

Purchase of Temporary Pastoral Services (PDF) – Updated December 2019

Supply Pastor List

Guidelines for Supply Pastors and Congregations

Colloquy certification:


Application to enter program

For District – Update information online.

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

Task Force on Stewardship of District Resources

Resolution 2-07 from the Northern Illinois District 59th Convention required the establishment of a task force and release of a report of their findings.