2021 Pastors Conference

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Conference Materials

Conference Schedule (PDF)

District Pastor’s Conference Letter (PDF)

OCTOBER 20-22, 2021

Conference Fee: $225

Start: Wednesday, October 20 – Registration at 11:00am and Divine Service at 1:00pm
End: Friday, October 22 – Closing Prayer and Devotion at 11:30am


Dr. Reed Lessing— Reed Lessing was born and raised in Denver, Colorado.  His academic degrees include the B.A. (St. John’s College, Winfield, Kansas), M.Div., S.T.M., and Ph.D. (Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri).  Reed has served as a pastor in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Indiana. He was on the faculty of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO from 1999–2013—earning the rank of full professor in 2011. He currently serves as a Professor of Theology and Ministry, Director of the University’s Center for Biblical Studies, and Pre-Seminary Director at Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota.


Overcoming Life’s Sorrows: Learning From Jeremiah
Based upon Dr. Lessing’s most recent CPH book, this year’s fall pastors’ conference will not only discover how Jeremiah survived and overcame multiple Babylonian sieges and deportations, but also apply the book’s truths to our lives and the people we serve. Each session will be a mix of Old Testament history, exegesis, interpretation, Christology, and application.  Follow the link to buy a copy of Dr. Lessings book ahead of time.  https://books.cph.org/overcoming-lifes-sorrows

Special Events

Wednesday 4:00 – Copper Top II: Special Event for Children with Valerie Matyas | Click here for more information

Wednesday Evening: Pastors are invited to a Social Event with all Professional Church Workers, hosted by the Educators Conference

Thursday Lunch: New Worker Luncheon Hosted by President Schlechte

Thursday 4:30-6:00pm Copper Top III: Wives of Pastors Special Event | Click here for more information

Letter of Invitation from the Conference Committee:

Dear Brothers,

After a year and a half of crazy, come and gather, refresh and learn together. The 2021 Conference committee and the District President invite you to attend this years Professional Church Workers Conference in Breckenridge. The Rev. Dr. Reed Lessing will be helping us with our continuing education as we study the book of Jeremiah.  The beauty of the Rocky Mountains and our hosts at Beaver Run Resort will be helping facilitate our fellowship and relaxation.  I hope that you and your families can join us.  We learn and grow as much from one another as we do from our excellent speakers and presenters.

In His Service,
Jonathan Kern
Eli Lietzau
Jason Rust

Special Consideration

We are paying special attention to any and all restrictions because of COVID. We will do our best to communicate any restrictions to you. Right now there are no restrictions in place at Beaver Run Resort for guest.


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