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South and East Pastors’ Virtual Conference 2021


May 11, 2021

Like it or not, COVID has impacted our lives and our ministry. The added challenges to our ministry among God’s people have been a difficult burden not only logistically, but also physically, mentally, and spiritually. In order to help God’s people find rest for their souls in Christ, we need to find rest for our own souls as well.

We invite you to engage in this virtual conference as we focus on issues of clergy health, self-care, and dealing with the pressures of the COVID world. Mrs. Christie Hansard, Michigan District Mental Health Case Manager, will help us explore these issues and provide us with tools and resources to minister to our own needs so that we may find our rest in Christ.

When & Where

May 11


Keynote Speaker

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 now open. The deadline to register to receive the book is April 1, 2021.

This conference is for pastors, emeriti, deacons, and vicars of the Michigan District, LCMS.

Cost: FREE

Conference Book: Attendees from the Metro East and Metro West Regions may receive a copy of the conference suggested book in either paperback copy or digital, Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times: Being Calm and Courageous No Matter What By: Peter L. Steinke.

(Deadline to register to receive the book is April 1, 2021.)

Please note: If you are from another region of the district we suggest purchasing the book on your own. You can find this book on Amazon.

The committee also recommends reading Faith in the Shadow of a Pandemic by: John T. Pless and Jacob Corzine which can be purchased through CPH here.



Additional Information


CEU’s will be available for this conference. Complete this form and submit it to Concordia Seminary St. Louis.

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.