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West Pastors Conference 2023

Romans 1-8: Insights for Preaching on Justification (An Exegetical/Practical Study)

May 15, 2023 - May 16, 2023
St. Joseph, MI

While justification is a central doctrine of our Lutheran faith, it is not always an easy subject to preach. Helping our hearers understand justification and its importance can be difficult. Rev. Dr. Mark Seifrid will lead a study on Romans 1–8 in order to provide you with new and useful insights that you may bring to your sermon preparation for the summer of 2023.

Optional Tuesday 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

St. Joseph

May 15, 2023 - May 16, 2023

Inn at Harbor Shores
800 Whitwam Dr
St. Joseph, MI, 49085
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Dr. Mark Seifrid

Dr. Mark Seifrid is a senior professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo. since 2015. He earned his Ph.D. in New Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, N.J. (1990) and both his M.Div. and an M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Ill. (1984). He taught New Testament interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., for more than two decades. He has published major works on justification in the New Testament and a commentary on 2 Corinthians, as well as numerous articles on Pauline theology and the doctrine of justification. His hobbies include running, water sports, cycling, cross-country skiing, and the German language and literature. He is married to Janice.

Concordia Plans Speaker

Laura Scheer

Laura has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia and is an Accredited Financial Counselor® and a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist focusing on church retirement plans. She joined Concordia Plans in 2011, overseeing the administration of the Concordia Retirement Savings Plan 403(b). Now she engages directly with workers, using her financial coaching experience to help them build healthy financial habits and reach their financial goals. By educating workers about the important role their benefits play, she helps them improve their overall financial health.


Registration is now closed.

Deadline to register is April 13, 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 13, 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 13, 2023.

Compassion Ministry

In support of the Michigan District Critical Targets, specifically Great Compassion Ministry, the West Pastors Conference has partnered with LifePlan. We will support them through our offering collected during our worship service.

LifePlan is a local pregnancy care center that works to educate expectant mothers and fathers as well as help them with any immediate needs when their baby arrives. They do all this with a gospel-centered focus. For more information, visit their website: https://www.lifeplan.org/

Additional Information

Hotel Information:

Inn at Harbor Shores
800 Whitwam Dr
St. Joseph, MI

269.983.1111 – mention West MI Pastors Conference or online at www.reseze.net

$189 rate is subject to 9% resort fee and applicable taxes (you must provide sales tax paperwork to claim exemption).
Deadline to book your room is April 13, 2023.

Worship Service Location

Trinity Lutheran Church
619 Main St
Saint Joseph MI 49085

CEUs are available.

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

West Pastors CEU Form

Conference Sponsors

  • Church Extension Fund
  • Concordia University Wisconsin/Ann Arbor
  • Wellspring Lutheran Services