West Pastors Conference 2024 – Relationship and Reconciliation: Lessons from Genesis

West Pastors Conference 2024 –Relationship & Reconciliation: Lessons from Genesis– Playlist

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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.

Conference Booklet

  • Opening Worship Service Message – Rev. David A. Davis
  • Session 1: Relationship and Reconciliation: Lessons in Genesis Part 1 – Rev. Dr. Jeffrey H. Pulse
  • Session 2: Brokenness … It’s also personal –Rev. John R. Rathje
  • Session 3: Relationship and Reconciliation: Lessons in Genesis Part 2 – Rev. Dr. Jeffrey H. Pulse
  • Session 4: Lead with Compassion –Rev. John R. Rathje
  • President’s Report – Rev. David A. Davis


Rev. Dr. Jeffrey H. Pulse
Professor of Exegetical Theology | Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne

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.