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West Pastors’ Conference 2020 – CANCELLED

Babylon, Lady Liberty, and The Fiery Furnace: Standing Firm in an Apostate World

May 18, 2020 - May 19, 2020
Traverse City, MI

Please note that the West Pastors’ Conference scheduled for May 18-19, 2020 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Please note if you have paid your registration fee for the conference, refunds will be forthcoming.

When & Where

Traverse City

May 18 @ 9:30 am - May 19 @ 12:00 pm

Great Wolf Lodge
3575 N US Highway 31 S
Traverse City, MI, 49684
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Dr. Korey Maas

Korey D. Maas is an associate professor of history at Hillsdale College. Previously he served as a professor of theology at Concordia University Irvine, and as an associate pastor at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Cambridge, England. He and his wife Kate live in Hillsdale, Mich., with their five young children.


Dr. Gregory Seltz

Rev. Dr. Gregory P. Seltz is the Executive Director of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty (LCRL) in Washington, D.C. Prior to this position, he served as the Speaker of the Lutheran Hour®. Before that, he served as professor of Theology and Director of the Cross-Cultural Ministry Center at Concordia University in Irvine, Calif.; Executive Director of Life’s Journey Ministries; founding pastor of Church For All Nations in New York City; starter of a mission church in Dallas, Texas; and pastor of a large congregation in Tampa, Fla.

A sought-after speaker, Seltz holds a B.A. from Concordia University Ann Arbor; M.Div., S.T.M., and Ph.D. degrees from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo., and a D.D. from Concordia University Irvine for his urban work in Dallas, New York City, and Los Angeles. He and his wife, Marie Yvette, have one daughter.


Online registration is Closed due to Cancellation.

Deadline to register is April 16, 2020.

Registration Costs:
Pastors, Vicars, Deacons & Wives: $60/person
Emeriti & Wives: $0/person

Deadline to register is April 16, 2020 after which prices go up to $110/person for ALL attendees.

Note: Hotel Registration is separate. See below for details.
District makes Emeriti lodging reservations through April 16. After which Emeriti will be responsible for their own housing reservation.

Compassion Ministry

In support of the Michigan District Great Compassion Ministry, the West Pastors’ Conference will partner with Pregnancy Care Center with their in gathering. Please consider bringing items from the wish list to the conference. There will be boxes at registration for you to place your items.

They are a pro-life Christian organization. After providing free ultrasounds to women, they like to send the mom and dad (if he also shows up) with a goodie bag to let them know they are loved and cared for as well as the baby. To help them keep these bags available, they could use toiletries for men and women. Suggested items are:

  • travel size
  • lotions
  • hand sanitizer
  • fragrance
  • gum
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • granola bars
  • razors
  • or any item that would be a treat and fit in a small bag.

For more information about the Pregnancy Care Center visit: www.pregnancycarecentertc.org

Additional Information

Hotel Lodging:
Great Wolf Lodge
3575 N US Highway 31S
Traverse City, Mich.

Group Rate: $105/night (Family Suite – 2 queen beds and a full size sofa sleeper)
866.962.9653 (mention Reservation# 2005MDLC)

Worship Location:
Trinity Lutheran Church
1003 S Maple St
Traverse City, MI 49684

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

West Pastors Conference CEU Form