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North and East Pastors Conference 2023

May 1, 2023 - May 2, 2023
Bay City, MI

A parish’s vitality comes from Christ, Who calls His people together to be transformed by the renewal of their minds, engaged in prayer, service, teaching, proclamation, and fellowship. Exploring these expressions and signs of the Church helps Christ’s servants to rethink their own work and appreciate all the more the beauty of being the Body of Christ in the world, even in the midst of societal challenges.

Optional Tuesday Session in partnership with CEF: Preparing for Retirement

To help you plan for your retirement, a Financial Educator from Concordia Plans will cover retirement readiness and retirement income, including:

  • Viewing your Concordia Plans pension and savings plan benefits
  • Projecting your retirement income and expenses
  • Planning for healthcare and Social Security
  • Walking you through the retirement process

This optional session is provided by Concordia Plans in partnership with
Church Extension Fund.

When & Where

Bay City

May 1, 2023 - May 2, 2023

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

Speaker

Rev. Dien Taylor, Ph.D.

Rev. Dr. Dien Taylor is the Bishop/President of the LCMS Atlantic District. He also serves as the Pastor of Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in The Bronx, New York and as President Harrison’s Voting Representative to the Board for National Mission of the LCMS. A church musician, pastor, and teacher, Taylor is devoted to revitalization in Christ’s Holy Church with interests in religion, theology, spirituality, and education, in addition to art and science.

Concordia Plans Speaker

Paul Snyder

Paul received his bachelor’s degree from Concordia College—River Forest (now Concordia University Chicago). He began serving Concordia Plans in 1982. In 1998 he became focused on benefit education, helping workers with pre-retirement planning and financial education. Coming from a family of church workers, Paul wants those serving the church to be financially well so they can focus on their ministries.

Concordia Plans Speaker

Amy Klein

Amy Klein joined Concordia Plans after serving at Lutheran high schools in New York, Michigan, and Missouri as a business and personal finance teacher.  Amy supports LCMS church workers by improving their overall financial health, so that they are in a better position to serve in their ministries and share the Gospel. Amy received her bachelor’s degree from Concordia University Wisconsin and a Master’s in Business Education from Eastern Michigan University.

Registration

Registration is now closed.

Deadline to register is March 30, 2023.

Registration Costs:
Pastors, Vicars, Deacons & Wives: Early Bird $100/person | Late Registration $150/person
Emeriti & Wives: Early Bird $0/person | Late Registration $150/person
Exhibitors: Early Bird $150 + meals/electricity/extra tables | Late Registration $200
Additional Exhibitor Representatives $50/person

Deadline to register is March 30, 2023, after which prices go up to $150/person for ALL attendees / $200 for exhibitor booth

Please Note:

  • Hotel Registration is separate. See below for details.
  • District makes Emeriti lodging reservations through March 30, 2023.

Compassion Ministry

In support of the Michigan District Critical Targets, specifically Great Compassion Ministry, the North and East Pastors Conference has partnered with Messiah Midland’s new clinic – Gateway Healthcare. We will support them through our offering collected during our worship service.

Gateway Healthcare specializes in those who have no health insurance in our community and for those who have insurance but can’t afford the deductible.  For any family of four that makes less than $83,000, they will not pay more than $40 for an office visit to see our Medical Provider, which also includes labs and tests.  For anyone that needs additional health care, we refer them to the Hospital.  We utilize the hospital’s financial aid department to help our patients get the care that they need and so far they have not had to pay anything out of pocket for their services.  The mission of Gateway Healthcare is “Reaching one more life with Jesus through affordable healthcare.”  We ask every patient in our intake process if they would like the Medical Provider to pray with them.  Over 75% of the patients that we see say yes to prayer and our Provider has the opportunity to bring Jesus into the healing process.  This has made a profound impact on our patient’s lives and in their healing.

The real cost to see a Medical Provider is $75 a visit.  The patient pays $40 and our “Patient Fund” pays $35.  Any financial gifts given go to Gateway will help patients who cannot afford healthcare to be able to see a Medical Provider and get the healthcare that they need.

Additional Information

Hotel Information:

DoubleTree by Hilton
One Wenonah Park Place
Bay City, MI

989.891.6000 or book.passkey.com/go/NorthandEast2023 – Mention North & East Pastors Conference to receive the $105 rate.

Deadline to register is March 30, 2023.

Worship Location:
Grace Lutheran Church
303 Ruth St
Auburn, MI 48611

Do you need CEUs?

Complete this form, print, sign and return to CSL.

N&E CEU Form

Conference Sponsors

  • Church Extension Fund
  • Concordia University Wisconsin/Ann Arbor
  • Wellspring Lutheran Services

Covid Protocols

A note regarding the COVID-19 pandemic:  If you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of COVID prior to arrival, please stay home. 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.