Theological Conference 2022 – Beyond the Walls with Jesus – Playlist
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- Opening Message – Rev. Dr. David P. E. Maier
- 1 Peter: The Key to the Door that Leads Us … Beyond the Walls with Jesus – Rev. Dr. Joel D. Lehenbauer
- Strangers, Yet at Home: Going Beyond the Walls in Humility – Rev. Dr. Theodore J. Hopkins
- Jesus Beyond the Walls – Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer
- Panel Discussion
Conference booklet is available here.
Powerpoint Slides – PDF File
Rev. Dr. David P. E. Maier – President Maier attended Concordia University Ann Arbor and Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind. After his ordination on August 15, 1982, he served as Mission Pastor of Our Savior in Marlette, Mich. as well as Youth Pastor and interim Head Pastor at St. Peter in Arlington Heights, Ill. In 1989, he was called to Our Savior, Lansing as Administrative/Senior Pastor where he served until he was elected President of the Michigan District, LCMS in June of 2009. In addition to serving as Michigan District President, he also serves as Chairman of the LCMS Council of Presidents.
Rev. Dr. Joel D. Lehenbauer – Rev. Dr. Joel D. Lehenbauer is the Executive Director of the Commission on Theology & Church Relations (CTCR) for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. He has been on the executive staff of the CTCR since 1991, having previously served as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hillsdale, Mich. (1985-1990). He is a frequent speaker at church-related conferences on a wide variety of theological topics, and has a special interest in current issues, challenges, and opportunities in areas involving the intersection between church and culture. Dr. Lehenbauer attended Valparaiso University, Concordia College, Ann Arbor (B.A.), and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo. (M.Div., STM, Ph.D.). He and his wife Hope live in Union, Mo. and have four grown children and four grandchildren.
Rev. Dr. Theodore J. Hopkins – Rev. Dr. Theodore J. Hopkins is associate professor of theology, pre-seminary program director, and family life ministry program director at Concordia University Ann Arbor. A systematic theologian by training (Ph.D. Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 2016), Hopkins’ published work and presentations explore Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s theology and the church-world relationship in North America as Christendom crumbles. Hopkins’ book Christ, Church, and World: Bonhoeffer and Lutheran Ecclesiology after Christendom was published in October 2021 with Fortress Academic/Lexington Books. Hopkins enjoys birds, baseball, talking theology with anyone in his proximity, and spending time outdoors with his family. He resides near Ann Arbor, Mich. with his wife and two children.
Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer – Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer earned his M.Div. from Concordia Seminary (1973), followed by M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in classical languages from Washington University in St. Louis (1974, 1986). He is also the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind. (1993). Meyer served congregations in Illinois, taught as a guest instructor at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo. (CSL) at various times, was third vice-president of the LCMS (1995-1998), and served as a speaker on The Lutheran Hour (1989-2001), as well as host of the television show On Main Street. He rejoined the CSL faculty in 2001 and became president in 2005, from where he retired in 2020. Meyer has been speaking, writing, and preaching for more than 40 years. His areas of interest and study include 1 Peter, the church in a changing culture, and the Sabbath applied to life today.
Rev. Brian D. West (Facilitator) – Rev. Brian D. West is the senior pastor at Holy Cross, Jenison. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Concordia University Nebraska in 1999 and his M.Div. from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo. in 2007. He served as associate pastor at Christ The King Lutheran Church in Kingwood, Texas and later at Trinity, Clinton Township before accepting the call to Holy Cross. He also served as a voluntary missionary for LCMS World Missions. Brian is married to Erin and they have two daughters.