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The Augustana Ministerium: A pastoral association formed to preserve and promote Lutheran pastors and a<br>distinctively Lutheran Ministry of Word and Sacrament to Lutheran congregations.

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2016 Theological Conference and Plenary

June 9, 2016

Administrative Council:
Rev. Jeffrey Ahonen, Superintendent;
Rev. Dr. Kent Heimbigner, Legate;
Rev. Anthony Oncken, Recording Secretary; Rev. Gregory Schultz, Bursar;
Rev. Eric Stefanski, Dean of Communications; Rev. Paul Rydecki, Dean of Education;
Rt. Rev. James Heiser, Dean of Missions; Rev. Andrew Eckert, Dean of Pastoral Care


The Eleventh Annual Theological Conference and Plenary Session of The Augustana Ministerium will be held June 9, 2016 at Salem Lutheran Church in Malone, Texas. To make this conference possible, we rely solely on a small portion of the dues paid by members of The Augustana Ministerium and The Augustana Confraternity, the previous year’s non-member registrations, and any gifts that might be given specifically for this purpose. We encourage you to consider becoming a member (see the menu tabs above) or paying your 2016 dues as early as possible if you already are a member, and to give toward the 2016 conference, as well so that we may be ready to announce at the conference both that all bills for the conference are covered and that there is a surplus that may be directed to assisting pastors in need.

Our 2016 conference will discuss Johann Gerhard’s “Annotations on the Book of Revelation,” which all who register will receive for free (a $25 value). See our Daily Schedule for more details.

Due to a problem with our server, online registration is not available. Please just plan to be with us by 9:00 on June 9 to register at the door; the venue has plenty of seating.

Nearby Hillsboro, Texas, has several options for lodging.



Rev. Paul A. Rydecki, Dean of Education
The Augustana Ministerium
Member of the Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America (ELDoNA)
Pastor at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Las Cruces, New Mexico
(575) 636-4988


Make checks payable to:

The Augustana Ministerium
c/o The Rev. Gregory J. Schultz, Bursar
1314 S. Cattleman Dr.
Milliken, CO 80543