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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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2015 Theological Conference and Plenary

August 4–6, 2015

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 Tenth Annual Theological Conference and Plenary Session of The Augustana Ministerium will be held August 5–6, 2015 at Divine Savior Lutheran Church in Niwot, Colorado. 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 2015 dues as early as possible if you already are a member, and to give toward the 2015 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.

The theme for our 2015 conference is “The Pastor’s Rights and Responsibilities within His Fellowship,” which will include both a pastor’s work within the parish he serves in Christ, the pastors and parishes with whom he is in fellowship, and those with whose oversight he is charged. See our Daily Schedule for more details.

(Our 2014 conference theme was Proclaiming the Unknown God—A Mars Hill Moment, and audio files from that conference are now available to all here on our web site. We hope to have audio available immediately after each presentation for members of the Ministerium or Confraternity, and shortly thereafter for the general public.)

We hope to have lodging news posted during the first week of June.

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