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Circuit Visitors Conference Spring 2021

May 12, 2021 - May 13, 2021
Frankenmuth, MI

This is a conference for Michigan District, LCMS Circuit Visitors. Please plan on wearing a mask at all times (except when eating/drinking), having your temperature checked upon arrival, and maintaining 6 ft distance from everyone at all times. If you do not feel well, stay home and join us on Zoom.

When & Where


May 12 @ 1:00 pm - May 13 @ 1:00 pm

St. Lorenz Worship and Event Center
850 W Genesee St
Frankenmuth, MI, 48734
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Rev. Dr. Robert Scudieri

After graduating from Concordia Seminary in 1971, Robert Scudieri served as a parish pastor, Mission Executive for the English District of the LCMS and, for 18 years, as LCMS head of missions in North America. He was also one of the founders of the Center for US Missions, an organization that interviews and prepares church planters.  In 1991, Scudieri wrote Apostolic Church: One, Holy, Catholic and Missionary, and in 2016 he founded Mission Nation Publishing, a ministry to strengthen the church in America by giving a voice to new missionaries to America.

Dr. Scudieri and his wife Lynn love spending time with their two adult children, one daughter-in-law, and five grandchildren.


Rev. Dr. Robert Newton

A 1977 graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Ind., Rev. Dr. Newton served as missionary to the Kankanaey people in the Philippines from 1977-83. He returned to the States in July of 1983 in order to pursue graduate studies at the School of World Mission, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, Calif. While there, he assisted the Pacific Southwest District in developing a cross-cultural leadership training program. He completed his doctorate in education in 1993 at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Ill.

Rev. Dr. Newton served as professor of world missions at Concordia Theological Seminary from 1985 until 1998. During the 1996-97 academic year, he was on sabbatical with his family serving the Gutnius Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea under the Board for Mission Services. In 1998 he accepted a call as senior pastor to First Immanuel Lutheran Church, an urban, multi-cultural congregation in San Jose, Calif. and continued in that ministry until being elected president of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District in 2003.

Rev. Dr. Newton and his wife, Priscilla, have four children and twelve grandchildren.


Registration is now open. The deadline to register is April 15, 2021.