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Deacon/MAP Conference 2021

Be merciful, not anxious (Luke 6:36; Philippians 4:6)

September 12, 2021 - September 14, 2021
Arcadia, MI

In this time when Covid-19 restrictions have lifted and we are considering how to function in non-anxious, healthy ways, this conference will explore how you can be merciful to yourself—in your spirit, body, mind, relationships, and ministry context—as your Father is merciful to you. Because you are loved by God through Christ, come plan for how to offer His love to yourself and others. You will leave this conference with concrete action plans for how to grow and maintain such health.

Note: All deacons will also need to complete their required paperwork and return them to Martha Wohlfeil by August 31.  You can download fillable forms here:  Deacon Forms and Policies. Be sure to start this process early and follow the instructions provided as you will need to collect signatures from various congregation members/supervising pastor etc.

When & Where


September 12 - September 14

Camp Arcadia
3046 Oak St
Arcadia, MI, 49613
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Rev. John Rathje

Rev. John Rathje (SPM, LPC, NCC) is currently the Dean of Students at Concordia University Ann Arbor, but has served in a variety of roles—from mission pastor and college professor to licensed therapist, youth director, elementary teacher, Army Captain, and barista. A husband, father and grandfather who cherishes time with family and friends, he enjoys reading, walking, and a good cup of tea! God has blessed John to earn: a teaching degree (B.A.) from Saginaw Valley State University; LCMS Teacher’s Diploma from Concordia University Ann Arbor; M.A. in Counseling from Michigan State University; and M.Div. from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo.


Rev. Sean McCoy

Rev. Sean McCoy and his wife Heather were born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles, Calif. He was a second-career student at Concordia Seminary in St Louis, MO, having previously worked as a graphic designer and web developer. He graduated in 2011 and served his first call in Skiatook, Okla. for eight years. In 2019, he took his second call to Ascension Lutheran Church in East Lansing. Sean, Heather and their four children absolutely love being in Michigan and are always looking for opportunities to explore everything that Michigan has to offer!


Registration is now closed.

Registration Cost:

  • $325 Attendee - Single occupancy
  • $296 Attendee - Double occupancy
  • $492 Attendee w/ Spouse
  • $225 Commuter
  • $350 Commuter w/ Spouse
  • $431 Cottage - Single occupancy
  • $762 Cottage w/ Spouse