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Lutheran Adult Gathering 2022

In His Presence: Throughout all Generations

October 14, 2022 - October 16, 2022
Mackinac Island, MI

You are invited to be renewed, encouraged, and equipped at the Lutheran Adult Gathering on Mackinac Island, October 14–16, 2022, at the beautiful Grand Hotel. Since 1981, the Lutheran Adult Gathering has brought together believers in this spectacular setting to be spiritually strengthened for service to Christ in this world. The theme for the 2022 Lutheran Adult Gathering is “In His Presence: Throughout All Generations,” based on Psalm 90:1: “Lord, You have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.” Each generation is loved by God and called by God to love Him and love others. Nationally renowned speakers will inspire and encourage us to connect with the next generation of believers with the hope-filled and unchanging message of the Gospel.

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

Mackinac Island

October 14, 2022 - October 16, 2022

Grand Hotel
286 Grand Ave
Mackinac Island, MI, 49757
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Keynote Speaker

Rev. Matt Popovits

Matt Popovits is a pastor, speaker, and author. He serves as pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas. Popovits is also the host of What Matters Most Radio and the Make It Simple Podcast. His latest book is entitled Tough Call: A Little Book on Making Big Decisions and is available through Amazon.com.

Keynote Speaker

Dcs. 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.



100 White Flags

100 White Flags was forged, 15 years ago, in the belly of a one-car garage in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Paul, Beth, and Jeromy had all served in ministry bands with Youth Encounter dating back to the late 20th Century. Since then, Paul and Beth separately have been worship leaders for churches and camps. After coming together, 100 White Flags has traveled across the United States leading worship and performing for weekend youth events, Christian Festivals, retreats, coffee houses, and special concerts. Stylistically, they have ranged between folk campfire acoustic ballads to alternative rock. For the band, it’s about sharing the hope and love of Christ on and off stage.


Mrs. Jan Struck

Jan Struck experienced her elementary education in a two-room Lutheran school in Indianapolis, Ind. Her strong Christian background led her to Valparaiso University where she received her theater/English degree.

Jan’s life story has included the blessing of mothering three children, teaching school, working in secretarial and administrative job positions, experiencing single parenthood after divorce, and the blessing of a second marriage and much larger family!

Jan serves the Lord as a popular speaker leading Bible studies, workshops, and women’s retreats. With over 40 years of experience in teaching, motivating, and entertaining her audiences, Jan brings a fresh approach to the journey of faith and uses her sense of humor as she shares her life with fellow travelers and leaves them laughing.


Rev. William Wangelin

Rev. Bill Wangelin serves as the senior pastor at Our Savior Lutheran Church and School in Lansing, Mich. He enjoys teaching and preaching on Missional Living, Discipleship, Church History, and the Epistles of St. Paul. He and his wife Kristin have four children. Their family mission is to share with others the joy of living with Jesus.


Registration is now closed.

Conference Registration: $30/person (includes ferry to the island)
Hotel Lodging: Reservations are made separately. Deadline for hotel reservations is September 13 at 5:00 p.m. or until full!! Note: The room block is nearly full and we can't guarantee availability or gathering pricing once the block is full.

  • Single Occupancy - $779
  • Double Occupancy - $464.50/person ($929 per couple)
  • Triple Occupancy - $400/person
  • Quad Occupancy - $370/person
  • Quint Occupancy - $340/person

The Hotel cost includes: Dinner Friday, Breakfast & Dinner Saturday, Breakfast Sunday, and Tips. $10 additional charge per guest for luggage transportation. Golf is available for $30, including cart.

A limited number of rooms are available on Thursday and Sunday nights for those wishing to extend their stay. Rates are $258 for up to 2 people plus $149 for additional adults for each shoulder night and includes room and an additional dinner and breakfast for each guest.

You will receive the link to the hotel reservation system in your confirmation email once you have registered with us here. PLEASE be sure to check for that confirmation email. If you do not receive it (be sure the check your spam folder) please contact Debbie Hughes at 734.665.3791 ext. 234

There will be a parking fee: And note there is no onsite parking at the ferry. You will need to park offsite and shuttle to the ferry (shuttles are provided). (You can drop friends and luggage at the ferry before finding parking.)

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