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Pre-Retirement Conference 2022

February 26, 2022
Flushing, MI

Please join us for the Pre-Retirement Conference at Holy Cross, Flushing. This conference is intended for all professional church workers and their spouses aged 55 and over as they prepare for their future retirement (whether it be three, five, or ten years down the road) and their next stage of ministry.

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


February 26, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
1209 Coutant St
Flushing, MI, 48433



Paul M. Snyder

Paul M. Snyder has more than 30 years of experience working for Concordia Plans. As a Retirement & Benefit Educator, he is responsible for conducting pre-retirement workshops for full-time church workers throughout Synod. A life-long Lutheran, Snyder is a 1981 graduate of Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill. He plays softball, skis, and loves to travel to new and different places and make new friends around the world.


Registration is now open. Deadline to register is February 11, 2022.

Registration Cost (includes continental breakfast and lunch):

  • Early Bird: $35 per person (before 1/9/22)
  • Late Registration: $45 per person

General Registration


Includes breakfast and lunch

Compassion Ministry

In support of the Michigan District’s Great Compassion Ministry, the conference will partner with Elli’s House.

Amazon Wish List – Here is a list of items needed by Elli’s House. You can select an item(s) on Amazon and purchase. During check, out select “Debra Ellinger’s Gift Registry Address” as the shipping address. The items will be delivered directly to the ministry.

Additional Information

Hotel Information

A room block has been secured at:

Comfort Inn | 11911 Dixie Hwy, Birch Run, Mich.

Cost: $112

You can book your room online here

Deadline to make your reservation is February 11, 2022.

Check-in is 3 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m.
Breakfast will be available from 7-10 a.m.