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The Katie 2022

Very Ordinary Grace: Life in Relationship

April 1, 2022 - April 3, 2022
Bay City, MI

The theme for 2022 is Very Ordinary Grace: Life in Relationship, based on Ephesians 6:24. Every relationship we’re a part of adds layers of both joy and heartache to our lives. The book of Ephesians brings insight as we live as family members, friends, neighbors, online connections, the Body of Christ, and more. How does God’s very ordinary grace bring vulnerability, accountability, and safety to each relationship and season of life?

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

Bay City

April 1, 2022 - April 3, 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton Bay City – Riverfront
One Wenonah Park Place
Bay City, MI, 48708
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Heidi Goehmann

Heidi is a licensed clinical social worker and mental health provider and also a deaconess. She loves walking with people to find the ways God has built restoration into our bodies and souls. She provides therapy, writes, and creates resources about mental health, genuine relationships, hope, and restoration at heidigoehmann.com. She loves her giant dog, Star Wars, hockey, adventures, and new ideas. She lives in Ludington, Mich. with her husband, four amazing kids, and 1.5 dogs.

Saturday Entertainment

The Brothers Mogan

The Brothers Mogan are classically-trained musicians doing their part to keep classic music alive in their community. Enjoy selections from the golden oldies, outlaw country, early rock n’ roll, and more with a fun and classy acoustic twist.


Cheryl Spaulding

Cheryl Spaulding, LMSW (Licensed Masters Social Worker) has an MA in Counseling and certification in Spiritual Direction under Newway Ministries. She provides individual and marriage counseling through her ministry, Morning Star Ministries. She also leads day retreats for women, an annual weekend women’s retreat, and facilitates support and discipleship groups. She has been in private practice for over 25 years. Prior to her private practice, Cheryl worked in the area of crisis intervention and was on staff as Director of Counseling Ministries at Faith, Troy. She has over 40 years of experience in the field of counseling and spiritual direction. Cheryl and her husband Robin are passionate about small group and marriage ministry and have been leading in-house groups for over 30 years.


Registration is now closed.

Conference Costs
2 Night Conference Rate (Two nights lodging, four meals)

  • Single Occupancy $330
  • Double Occupancy $217
  • Triple Occupancy $180
  • Quad Occupancy $161

1 Night Conference Rate - available for either Friday or Saturday (One night lodging, three meals)

  • Single Occupancy $198
  • Double Occupancy $142
  • Triple Occupancy $123
  • Quad Occupancy $113

Commuter Rate

  • $98 All Meals
  • $60 Saturday Lunch and Dinner
  • $25 Saturday Lunch only

Free Time Activity - We are offering a free time activity - Card Project (see Additional Information below). This is limited to 20 people so please indicate if you would like to participate on your registration.

Compassion Ministry

In support of the Michigan District Critical Targets, specifically Great Compassion Ministry, The Katie 2022 has partnered with the Flint Mission Network (FAM – Franklin Avenue Mission/YAM – York Avenue Mission/Mercy House/The Luke Clinic).

Franklin Avenue Mission | Mercy House Wish List

Amazon Wish Lists:  Mercy House Amazon List

There will be a donation box outside of the Grand Ballroom Salon AB to place items or you can ship items directly to them via their Amazon Wish Lists.




Additional Information

Free Time Activity

Craft Project: I am Blessed Card Holder/Memory Holder

If you have a stash of “special” greeting cards/notes that you have received and saved because you just can’t throw them away, this craft is for you. We will be making a card holder that can also become a memory holder. The basic craft will involve creating a book cover (think 3-ring binder without the 3-ring part) that we will use to hold the cards. Cards can be from a variety of people and events, keeping with our theme that focuses on ordinary grace and the relationships in our lives. If you want to turn your card holder into a memory holder, you can include prayers, notes, pictures, and comments on the cards. Join us to learn how.

Space is limited to the first 20 registrations. Please indicate if you’d like to participate on your online registration submission.

Scholarships Available

We are pleased to offer scholarships again this year! If you are in need of scholarship assistance, please contact Debbie Hughes at the District Office.

ALL first-time attendees will receive a $50 scholarship thanks to a generous grant from the Church Extension Fund of the Michigan District, LCMS.

Widows will receive $50 off if registered by March 9, 2022.


Counseling appointments (45 minutes each) will be available during the conference by licensed counselors Cheryl Spaulding and Greg Arnett.  Sign up for a session today! Counseling Sign Up Form

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The Katie Goals and Objectives

  • Provide a safe, comfortable time of refreshment and encouragement that encompasses laughter and enjoyment with one another.
  • Foster spiritual growth through intentional Bible study and relevant speakers.
  • Provide a rich atmosphere for relationship development and support using relational strategies, games, and opportunities for interaction.
  • Identify the tensions and challenges that are unique to the role of a pastor’s wife by providing opportunities for conversation and individual support.