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West Pastors Conference 2024

Relationship & Reconciliation: Lessons from Genesis

May 20, 2024 - May 21, 2024
Grand Rapids, MI

What is reconciliation in the church? It is certainly not overlooking problems with the hope that things resolve themselves or forcing forgiveness without repentance and restoration of relationships. Join Rev. Dr. Jeffery Pulse as he broadens our theological understanding of reconciliation through an examination of Genesis, and Rev. John Rathje, who will provide pastoral counseling insight.

When & Where

Grand Rapids

May 20 - May 21

DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids
4747 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49512
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Rev. Dr. Jeffrey H. Pulse

Rev. Dr. Jeffrey H. Pulse graduated from Concordia Seward, Neb. with a BS in Elementary Education in 1980. He earned an M.Div. from Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Ind. (CTSFW) in 1984, an STM in 1990, and a Ph.D. at the University of Durham, England in 2017.

Pulse served in the parish for over 22 years. In 2007, he was called to CTSFW and is currently serving as Full Professor of Exegetical Theology. He has also served as vacancy pastor at Shepherd of the City Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Ind. for 13 years. Pulse has published four books, many articles, and has given countless presentations around the country and the world.


Rev. John R. Rathje

Rev. John R. Rathje has served in a variety of roles, from mission pastor and college professor to licensed therapist, youth director, elementary teacher, Army Captain, and barista. John wants everyone to trust that Jesus can restore lives. Restoring life through simplicity, boldness, and grace, is his life theme.


Registration is now open.

Deadline to register is April 20, 2024.

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 20, 2024, 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 20, 2024.

General Registration


Early Bird

Exhibitor Registration


Early Bird

Compassion Ministry

In support of the Michigan District Critical Targets, specifically Great Compassion Ministry, the West Pastors Conference 2024 has partnered with PRC in Grand Rapids.

Please bring items from their wish list to the conference ingathering, or view their Amazon wish list and send items directly.


Additional Information

Hotel Information:

DoubleTree by Hilton – Grand Rapids Airport
4747 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

616.957.0100 – mention West MI Pastors Conference

$108 rate is subject to applicable taxes (you must provide sales tax paperwork to claim exemption).
Deadline to book your room is April 20, 2024.

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