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South and East Pastors’ Conference 2020 – CANCELLED

HUNTED: Deliver Us From Evil

May 12, 2020 - May 13, 2020
Frankenmuth, MI
The South & East Pastors’ Conference scheduled for May 12-13, 2020, at the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth, has been cancelled. Refunds will be forthcoming.
If individual hotel reservations were made, please work directly with the Bavarian Inn Lodge to cancel.

When & Where


May 12 @ 9:00 am - May 13 @ 12:00 pm

Bavarian Inn Lodge
1 Covered Bridge Lane
Frankenmuth, MI, 48734
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Keynote Speaker

Rev. Dr. Robert Kolb

Dr. Robert A. Kolb is a professor emeritus of Systematic Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. 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 Concordia Seminary (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.


Mrs. Christie Hansard

Christie Hansard is a RN with a BSN from Oakland University and currently a Deaconess student at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind. She has been serving in Parish Nursing for over 14 years. Christie is the Parish Nurse Representative and the Case Manager for mental health resources for church workers of the Michigan District, LCMS. She is also the chair of the LCMS Parish Nurse Council and a member of the Michigan State University Care Management conference committee. Christie has been a member of Faith, Grand Blanc since 2017. She and her husband Jon have three sons. In her free time, Christie loves to cook, sew, and knit.


Registration is closed due to Cancellation of this Event.

Deadline to register is April 8, 2020.

Registration Costs:
Pastors, Vicars, Deacons & Wives: $100/person
Emeriti & Wives: $0/person

Deadline to register is April 8, 2020 after which prices go up to $150/person for ALL attendees.

Please Note:

  • Hotel Registration is separate. See below for details.
  • District makes Emeriti lodging reservations through April 8, after which Emeriti will be responsible for their own housing reservation.
  • Registration for Pastors, Deacons, Vicars, and Emeriti includes a copy of the book The Unholy Trinity: Martin Luther Against the Idol of Me, Myself and I by Michael Lockwood which you will receive at the conference.
  • Optional Session on Wednesday Afternoon provided by the CAN Council. Cost: $15 (includes a boxed lunch). Registration Required.
    As part of their prevention programming, the CAN Council offers a free, two-hour training called Darkness to Light. The training raises awareness of the prevalence of child sexual abuse, but also offers expert advice and practical guidance for protecting children. Participants will learn evidence-informed prevention solutions, acquire new skills, and understand their individual commitment to their community.

Compassion Ministry

In support of Michigan District Great Compassion Ministry, the South & East Pastors’ Conference will gather donations for the CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region. There will be a box at registration to place items. Please consider bringing an item from the wish list to benefit area children and families in need.


Additional Information

Bavarian Inn Lodge
One Covered Bridge Lane
Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Room Rate $95 per night
Call 1.855.652.7200 mention group code 12M2HK

Worship Location:
St. Martin
10995 Canada Rd
Birch Run, MI 48415

CEUs are Available:
Complete this form, print, sign and return to CSL.

SE Pastors Conference CEU Form

Goals & Objectives 

The South & East Pastors’ Conference is conducted for the spiritual and professional growth of pastors and vicars.

  • The conference shall provide an opportunity for pastors to meet and encourage one another on a regular basis.
  • The conference shall provide a subject that offers further growth in Christian doctrine and practice, in professional development and in the work of the District and Synod, or in any other professional matters that are brought forward.
  • The conference will cultivate positive relationships: to be mutually helpful in every way possible and to encourage, instruct, and admonish one another in a spirit of sincerity and Christian love.
  • The conference will continue to reach all of the pastors, vicars, and emeriti with an annual opportunity to join together to prayerfully support one another and the Synod. It may adopt and submit overtures to the Convention of the Michigan District.