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All Pastors Conference 2022

A New Name

October 9, 2022 - October 12, 2022
Boyne Falls, MI

For those outside the Church, there is a temptation to ground one’s identity in one’s sexual orientation, career, or degree of social media influence. Within the Church, we face what is fundamentally the same problem, basing our identity on something that is not Christ: political leanings, the vocation of pastor, our family, etc. This is not to say that these are bad things; they are not what defines who you are. Instead, “You shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will give” (Isaiah 62:2b). You are a baptized child of God. You bear His name. Join us as we rediscover our identity in Christ.


A note regarding masks during the COVID-19 pandemic:  The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has provided mask guidance that flexes based on three key COVID-19 phases (response, recovery, and readiness).  The Michigan District will follow any mask mandates by the MDHHS, local health departments, or venues that are in place at the time of an event or conference. Masks are generally available at the registration desk. If you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of COVID prior to arrival, please stay home.

When & Where

Boyne Falls

October 9, 2022 - October 12, 2022

Boyne Mountain Resort
1 Boyne Mountain Rd
Boyne Falls, MI, 49713
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Keynote Speaker

Raymond O. "Rod" Dreher

Raymond O. “Rod” Dreher is a writer, journalist, and author of three New York Times bestsellers, including The Benedict Option (2017) and Live Not By Lies (2020), both of which have been translated into over ten languages. He is a senior editor at The American Conservative magazine, and a fellow of the Danube Institute, a think tank in Budapest. Dreher is at work on a book about rediscovering the presence of God in a disenchanted world. He is an Eastern Orthodox Christian who divides his time between Louisiana and Hungary.

Keynote Speaker

Rev. Dr. Joel D. Biermann

Dr. Joel D. Biermann is the Waldemar A. and June Schuette Professor of Systematic Theology at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo. (CSL). He earned his B.A. from Concordia College, Ann Arbor in 1983 and an M.Div. from CSL in 1987. After serving as pastor in two congregations, Biermann returned to the Seminary in 1998 as a graduate student. He completed his Ph.D. in 2002 and joined the faculty at CSL.

Outside of his Seminary responsibilities, Biermann serves local congregations as invited and has helped produce material for congregational small group Bible studies. He also has worked on similar study material through Lutheran Hour Ministries and Concordia Publishing House, and has authored three books. He is a frequent speaker at LCMS District and congregational gatherings and conferences.

Biermann and his wife, Jeannalee, live in St. Louis. have three adult children and nine grandchildren.

Keynote Speaker

Rev. Dr. Chad D. Lakies

Rev. Dr. Chad D. Lakies is the regional director for North America at Lutheran Hour Ministries and provides leadership and operational management for the North America region. He regularly speaks at national and international conferences for pastors and church professionals and has published in several journals on the topic of faith and culture. His former life as a non-believer provides exceedingly relevant experience for thinking about how to engage with our friends and neighbors outside the Kingdom of God.

Lakies most recently served as department chair and associate professor of religion at Concordia University, Portland Before that, he was involved in church planting in St. Louis. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology from the University of Michigan and an M.Div. and Ph.D. in systematic theology from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo. Lakies and his wife Bethany have two daughters, Anabel and Daphne.


Registration is closed.
Deadline to register is September 8, 2022.


  • Pastors/Deacons/Vicars & Wives: $190/person
  • Emeriti & Wives: $95/person
  • Emeriti Lodging 50% off
    Note: District makes Emeriti lodging reservations. (Deadline to register is 9/8/22 to receive discounted hotel rates)

Deadline is September 8, 2022 after which conference price goes up to $250/person for ALL attendees.

Childcare will be available for FREE - Registration is required and is a separate registration. Deadline to register is August 31, 2022.

Conference Lodging: Deadline is September 8, 2022.
Boyne Mountain Resort | 1 Boyne Mountain Rd | Boyne Falls, MI
For room reservations, call Central Reservations at 800.462.6963 and ask for the MI District LCMS Pastors Conference rate or visit www.boynemountain.com to make your reservation online. For costs please see the "Additional Information" below.

Compassion Ministry

In support of the Michigan District Critical Targets, specifically Great Compassion Ministry, All Pastors Conference has partnered with Journey Lutheran Church – Caring for Oxford. This ministry seeks to provide financial resources for mental health care expenses to those who may be emotionally, mentally, spiritually, or physically struggling following the tragic Oxford High School shooting on November 30, 2021.

Please visit www.journeylutheran.church/caring-for-oxford to learn more and to support this ministry financially and with prayer.

The conference worship service offering will also go to this ministry.

Additional Information

CEU’s Available

CEU’s are available. Download, complete, and mail in this form: CEU APC22 Form.

Counseling Sessions

We are once again offering free counseling sessions for our attendees. Please sign up here: www.signupgenius.com.

Anniversary Honorees

For a list of this year’s honorees click here.


Church Extension Fund
Lutheran Benefits
Covenant Eyes

Hotel Information

Boyne Mountain Resort
1 Boyne Mountain Rd
Boyne Falls, MI

For room reservations, call Central Reservations at 800.462.6963 and ask for the MI District LCMS Pastors Conference rate or visit www.boynemountain.com to make your reservation online.

Room Costs:
Boynehof/Clock Tower $95++, Suites starting at $127++
Mountain Grand Lodge $110++, Suites starting at $136++
Check In 5 p.m., Check Out 11 a.m.


Childcare will be available and sponsored by Wellspring Lutheran Services. Registration is required. (Register above in the Registration Section.)

Area Attractions, Restaurants, and More 

If you are looking for additional information about the area, please visit the Traverse City Tourism Website.