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North and East Pastors’ Virtual Conference 2021

When Darkness Hits Home

May 5, 2021

We live in a world full of darkness, and sometimes this darkness barges into the homes of our people in the form of abuse (alcoholism, domestic violence, child abuse, sexual abuse, etc). John writes: “The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world … and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him” (John 1:9-10). In this conference, we will share resources to assist the pastor in his ministry to those who have experienced the darkness of abuse.

When & Where

May 5



Rev. Ronald R. Farah

Rev. Ronald R. Farah is a 1963 graduate of Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis, Mo. He has served parishes in Minnesota and Michigan (English and Michigan Districts). In 1975, he earned an M.A. in Psychology from the University of Detroit with a major in Marriage and Family Therapy. Although now retired, he previously served as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and spent a significant amount of time working with congregations in conflict for the Michigan District, LCMS.

Pastor Farah and his wife, Talitha Ann, have been blessed with five children, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.


Rev. Gabriel Martin

Rev. Gabriel J. Martin graduated from Concordia University Ann Arbor (2013) and received his M.Div. (2017) from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. Pastor Martin currently serves as sole pastor at Zion, Tawas City, Mich. He and his wife, Tina, have 3 children.


Registration is now open.

This conference is for pastors, emeriti, deacons, and vicars of the Michigan District, LCMS.

Cost: FREE



Additional Information


CEU’s will be available for this conference. Complete this form and submit it to Concordia Seminary St. Louis.