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North Wisconsin District
~ Pastors' Conference Information Page ~

North Wisconsin District Pastors’ Conference Survey

The Planning Committee is asking for your help by answering a few questions 
regarding the Fall & Spring Pastors' Conferences.

~ It should take less than 5 minutes ~

to fill out the survey

Survey will close by September 15th 


All Available Information such as 
Downloadable Conference Information, Registration Form, & Schedule 
And Online Registration are located Below


Registration is OPEN

Oct. 2nd - 4th, 2023

Hotel Mead & Conference Center

451 E Grand Ave, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494    

Nourished in the Wilderness:
The Lord's Supper in the Life of the Congregation

The Rev. Dr. Ziegler will lead our sessions on the Lutheran doctrine, practice, and piety of the Lord’s Supper in the local church 
and spend time answering questions about the Lord's Supper.

About Our speaker: Rev. Dr. Roland Ziegler

Rev. Dr. Ziegler joined the Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, faculty in 2000. He serves as the Robert D. Preus Professor of Systematic Theology and Confessional Lutheran Studies and chairman of Systematic Theology.
Born in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, he studied at the Universities of Tübingen and Erlangen. He received his M.Div.(1993) from the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Oberursel. A scholarship enabled him to study as an exchange student at CTSFW. He received his Dr. theology from the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen in 2011.
He served as a teaching assistant at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Oberursel (1993–1995), a vicar in Berlin (1995–1997), and a pastor in Konstanz (1997–2000).
He is married to Anne née Hollman and they reside in Fort Wayne.   He has spent a considerable amount of his scholarship on the confessional Lutheran understanding of the doctrine and practice of the Lord’s Supper.



 Hotel Mead & Conference Center
 451 E. Grand Ave.
 Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494


  $ 145 - Pastors & Other Church Workers
  $  40 - Spouse
  $  20 - Children (under 3 free)

  FREE: Retired Pastors


      * Hotel Mead                                                                     Rate of $100 – 2 Queen bed room.
         451 E Grand Ave,                                                            Group Rate Available Until: Wednesday, September 20
         Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494                                                                                      

             When making reservations, reference  "NWD Pastors Conference"
                           ** Please provide tax-exempt number at check in. **

  Retired pastors are invited to attend with no registration fee, 
  but still asked to fill out a registration form.

  Spouses of retired church workers are asked to pay $40 to cover the cost of their meals.
  Housing for the conference is the responsibility of those who attend.

  Deadline for conference reservation is: Friday, September 22nd.

All are invited and welcome but asked to pay $40 for spouse and $20 per child (3 & older) to cover the expense of meals. Thank you for your understanding.  
A list of family fun activities will be available in the folders at the check-in of the conference. 
There will be a Ladies Bible Study & Fellowship on Tuesday from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. 

Questions About the Conference?
  Please direct all questions about the conference to 
  Rev. Jeff Kazmierski <> (920) 213-7477
  Questions ONLY about online registration may be directed to 
   Rev. Larry Yaw: <> (920) 822-3511 


Registration is OPEN

Two Easy & Convenient Ways to Register:

  1. Print off the form & return via mail with a check
    to the address on the form (also listed below)*

             NWD Fall Pastor Conference Registration 
             Pastor Josh Baumann
             c/o St. Paul Lutheran Church
             1919 Wyatt Ave.
             Stevens Point, WI 54481


    Complete & Return with payment to the address on form by Friday, September 22nd.
  2. Online Registration & Online payment** - available until Friday, Sept. 22nd
    Now register & pay for multiple church workers from the same congregation




VENDORS are you looking to have a table display set up during the Pastors Conference?
Please contact Rev. Josh Baumann <> (605) 220-1908


Schedule of Events

Hotel Mead & Conference Center

451 E Grand Ave, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494    

Monday, Oct 2nd

11:30 am               Registration – common area
1:00 pm                Opening Vespers [for all]
1:30 pm                Session 1 – Prof. Ziegler
2:45 pm               Break
3:00-4:30 pm     Session 2– Prof. Ziegler
5:00 pm               Divine Service with Holy Communion
                                    Trinity Lutheran Church – Rev. Ryan Anderson. 
                                          6412 Michigan Street, Vesper, WI 54489 
                               Dinner after the service (on your own in town or at brewery)
Gemütlichkeit    after worship service 
                                2 Doors Down Brewery: 132 E Grand Ave, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 
                                  Sponsored by the North Wisconsin District

Tuesday, Oct. 3rd

7:00 am                  Breakfast (included in reg.) 
8:00 am                 Matins 
8:30 am                 Session 3 – Prof. Ziegler
9:45-10:00 am      Break
10:00-10:45 am     President’s Report – Rev. Dr. Dwayne Lueck
        10:00-12:00 pm      ** Pastors Wives Bible Study & Fellowship**
10:45-12:00 pm     Session 4 – Prof. Ziegler
12:00-1:00 pm       Lunch (on your own)
1:00 pm - ???         Free time 
(at your leisure)   Supper together (buffet at the hotel)
Gemütlichkeit      Happy Hour at hotel after supper

Wednesday – Oct. 4

7:00 am                  Continental Breakfast (included in reg.)
8:15 am                   Opening Matins
8:45 am                  Session 5 – Prof. Ziegler
10:00 am                 Q&A on the Lord’s Supper – Prof. Ziegler
10:30 am                 District Business – Selecting new members for conference committee, etc.
11:00 am                  Itinerarium Prayers to depart.


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