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South and East Pastors Conference 2023

Hunted: Deliver Us from Evil

May 9, 2023 - May 10, 2023
Frankenmuth, MI

Hunted is an imposing and intimidating word. As much as we would like to ignore the thought, we live in a world where a roaring lion is stalking us and those we have been charged to shepherd.

We invite you to gather as we talk not only about the problem of evil in the world we live in, but how to both minister and recover from ministering to those who are hunted. Rev. Dr. Robert Kolb will speak on living redeemed in a sin-cursed world. Join us!

Optional Wednesday Session: 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


May 9, 2023 - May 10, 2023

Bavarian Inn Lodge
1 Covered Bridge Lane
Frankenmuth, MI, 48734
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Rev. Dr. Robert A. Kolb

Rev. Dr. Robert A. Kolb is professor emeritus of Systematic Theology at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo. (CSL) He also previously served as the director of the Seminary’s Institute for Mission Studies. Before joining the Seminary, he served as director of the Center for Reformation Research (1973–77), and in various teaching roles in the religion and history departments at Concordia College in St. Paul, Minn. (1977–93, acting president 1989–90). From 1994 to 2010, he taught abroad, chiefly in post-Soviet Europe, for three months of the year. He received his Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology from CSL (1967, 1968). He also earned a master’s and a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin–Madison (1969, 1973). Additionally, he received honorary doctorates from four different institutions. He is the author of several books and has also been involved in several academic and LCMS boards.

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.


Registration is now closed.

Deadline to register is April 6, 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 April 6, 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 April 6, 2023.

Compassion Ministry

In support of the Michigan District Critical Targets, specifically Great Compassion Ministry, the South and East Pastors Conference has partnered with the CAN Council. We will support them through our offering collected during our worship service and ingathering.

  • Children’s blankets
  • Stuffed animals
  • Personal care items
  • Healthy snacks

Additional Information

Hotel Information:

Bavarian Inn Lodge
One Covered Bridge Lane
Frankenmuth, MI

855.652.7200 or online at www.bavarianinn.com/reservations – Use code: 13C75C

$109 rate (standard) / $179 (suite) and subject to 6% sales tax (you must provide sales tax paperwork to claim exemption) and 7% occupancy/city tax.
Check-in 3 p.m. / Check out 11 a.m.

Deadline to register is April 6, 2023.

Worship Location:

St. Lorenz Lutheran Church
1030 W Tuscola St
Frankenmuth, MI 48734

All pastors will receive the book The Sword and the Mask: Building an Antifragile Approach to Spiritual Warfare by Jon C. Furgeson at conference check-in.

CEUs will be Available:

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

South and East 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.