Church and School Secretaries, Administrative Assistants, and Business Managers are invited to the 2022 Office Personnel Conference! This conference is so much more than just a few days away from the office. This is a chance to network, bring great ideas back to your church and school, connect with the Lord, and renew your passion for this profession. So join us as we delve into our theme of Hope, Joy, Peace, and Trust.
This event is sponsored in partnership by Church Extension Fund of the Michigan District, LCMS (mi-cef.org).
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
April 24 - April 26DoubleTree by Hilton Bay City – Riverfront
One Wenonah Park Place
Bay City, MI, 48708
Registration is now closed.
- $199 Single Occupancy
- $99 Double Occupancy
- $69 Triple Occupancy
- $49 Quad Occupancy
- $30 Commuter
The above rates include lodging and meals (Monday - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Tuesday Breakfast) with the exception of the commuter rate which includes meals only. First-time attendees: The Church Extension Fund of the Michigan District is providing up to $70 in scholarships (excludes Single Occupancy). Discounts will be taken during the registration process.
We'd like you to indicate on the registration if you plan on participating in the Card Making Free Time Activity. You can learn more about this activity in the Additional Information section of this event page.
General Exhibitors: $150 | Home Based Businesses: $50
In support of the Michigan District Critical Targets, specifically Great Compassion Ministry, OPC 2022 has partnered with the Flint Mission Network (FAM – Franklin Avenue Mission/YAM – York Avenue Mission/Mercy House/The Luke Clinic).
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.
Tentative Schedule & Sectional Breakouts
You can view the schedule and sectional breakout listing here: Tentative Schedule/Breakouts
Free Time Activities
Craft Project: Birthday Greeting Cards Set + Gift Box
We will create five fun birthday greeting cards and a gift box to hold them. All pieces will be pre-cut for you. You will stamp, decorate, and assemble them. Use them to send to friends or fellow church members or give this as a gift to someone who loves to send cards.
In order for us to have sufficient supplies, please indicate if you’d like to participate on your online registration submission.
You will need to complete a Liability/Waiver Release form prior to participating. You can download the Waiver here: Praise Moves Waiver.
We would like to extend an invitation for organizations to serve as exhibitors at this conference. As an exhibitor, you will receive a tablespace to display information about your organization. Also as an exhibitor, there is an opportunity to be a sponsor for this event. By partnering with us to underwrite a time of hospitality, you will make an even greater impact on those you serve. Please consider sponsoring a refreshment break, reception, entertainment, or speaker. General Exhibitors: $150 | Home Based Businesses: $50
The Church Extension Fund of the Michigan District is providing up to $70 in scholarships to first-time attendees (excludes single occupancy). We thank CEF for their generous support of this conference!
- Doubletree – Riverfront Grille and Lounge
- Downtown Bay City Dining Options
The OPC Goals and Objectives
It is our hope that the conference will Equip, Educate, and Encourage you to specifically:
- Learn an Implementable Skill
- Develop Your Own Vision
- Feel Uplifted/Encouraged/Connected