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CELEBRATING THE

REFORMATION RIGHTLY
R E M E M B R A N C E R E P E N TA N C E R E J O I C I N G

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

ON CONFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP IN THE 21 ST CENTURY

May 38, 2015 |

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CELEBRATING THE
REFORMATION RIGHTLY
R E M E M B R A N C E R E P E N TA N C E R E J O I C I N G

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Greetings from President of The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod.......................................................................2
Greetings from Executive Director of LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations............................3
LCMS Representatives and Staff.......................................................................................................................................4
Daily Schedule....................................................................................................................................................................5
Small Group Assignments...............................................................................................................................................10
Wittenberg Map................................................................................................................................................................12
Conference Participants and International Lutheran Council Members Map........................................................14
International Lutheran Council.....................................................................................................................................16
Featured Speakers.............................................................................................................................................................17
Conference Participants..................................................................................................................................................20
Luthergarten......................................................................................................................................................................24
Conference Schedule........................................................................................................................................................30

INTERNATIONA L CONFERENCE

ON CONFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP IN THE 21 ST CENTURY


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Office of the President


The Reverend Doctor Matthew C. Harrison
President of the Synod

Greetings in the Name of Jesus, and welcome to Wittenberg, the birthplace of the Reformation!
Almost 500 years ago the Reformation, which proclaimed a pure and undefiled Gospel to the world, began in
this lowly city of Wittenberg. At the time of the Reformation, Wittenberg was a small, provincial town with a
developing university. Wittenberg appeared insignificant to the world (and many would say the same today).
Yet in a pattern that the Lord has used over and over again throughout history, He chose what is insignificant
to the world to be significant in bringing His salvation to all peoples.
Martin Luther would have had a difficult time imagining a gathering of confessional Lutheran leaders at the
dawn of the 21st century. Yet Luther would confess and have the hope that as long as this world exists, the
church of Christ will remain standing against the gates of hell.
So we gather now for this second International Conference on Confessional Leadership to confess the faith we
have been given, proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world, and have hope for the future in the promises
of our Lord and Savior.
It is a great joy and honor to be here in Wittenberg in celebration of the Reformation and for the dedication of
the Old Latin School, which will be a beacon for confessional Lutheranism to the entire world. We hope that
this will be the first of many conferences, seminars, and classes held in Wittenberg.
The Lord has blessed us greatly. You, the leaders of confessional Lutheranism, are here for this moment to be
Lutheran and to take the confession of the Lutheran church with you to your churches.
I hope that you enjoy your time in Wittenberg and that we have an opportunity to meet and discuss with one
another face to face.
In Christs Name,

Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, President


The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7295 | 314-996-1402 | Fax: 314-996-1119 | president@lcms.org | www.lcms.org

May 2015

Greetings in the Name of Jesus!

Commission on Theology and Church Relations


The Reverend Doctor Joel D. Lehenbauer
Executive Director

Just over five years ago, in June of 2010, a group of 25 leaders representing a dozen Lutheran churches from around
the globe met on the campus of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for what was described as a
Confessional Leadership Conference sponsored by the Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) of the
LCMS. This genesis of this conference was a resolution (3-03) adopted by the 2007 convention of the LCMS. This resolution
rejoiced that the LCMS has been richly blessed with theological resources including two outstanding seminaries and a
rich heritage and history of being confessionally strong, and that the LCMS is blessed to work with other confessional
Lutheran churches around the world;
urged the CTCR, in consultation with the Office of the President and our seminaries, [to] coordinate fundamentally
constructive and intentionally supportive efforts such as theological symposia [and] conferences to uphold and nurture
confessional Lutheranism; and
asked that members of partner churches, members of the ILC, as well as other church bodies and individuals be invited to
participate in these events for the purpose of furthering and nurturing confessional Lutheran theology at home and abroad.
One month later, at its convention in July 2010, the Synod commended the CTCR for its efforts in organizing this conference,
and essentially said (in Res. 3-02A): Do it again! Do it even bigger and better! This led to the September 2012 International
Conference on Confessional Leadership held near Atlanta, Georgia, which brought together some 120 Lutheran (and also nonLutheran) leaders from around the world for the purpose of mutual edification and encouragement, and for the promotion of
the Gospel-centered teachings that stand at the heart of the Lutheran Reformation of the 16th century.
A year later, at its 2013 convention, the Synod said: Praise God for these efforts! With 2017 approaching, we dare not stop now.
World Lutheranism, noted the Synod, is in the process of a seismic realignment, which creates tremendous opportunities
and challenges. The memory and theology of the Reformationis in serious danger of extinction, even among churches
and organizations around the world that bear the name Lutheran but have forsaken critical aspects of historic Lutheran
theology. We urge the CTCR and the Presidents Office, said the Synod, to continue their plans for another international
conference set for the spring of 2015, to discuss possibilities for collaborative efforts among confessional Lutherans around
the world toward the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 (Res. 4-04).
So here we are in Little Wittenberg, where it all began almost 500 years ago. We are here to celebrate the Reformation
rightly: to remember, to repent, and to rejoice. We are delighted that you are with us in this historic place, at this historic
time, to celebrate, reflect, discuss, and collaborate. The future of world Lutheranism truly is in the balance nearly 500 years
after Luther shook the church and the world by posting his theses on the door of the Castle Church, just across town. As
we gather, worship, listen and join in fellowship, please know and be assured: That we, as a Synod, give thanks for the
encouragement of the bold witness and dedication to the Word of God of confessional Lutheran church bodies around the
world and urge the members of the Synod to pray for these church bodiesthat God may continue to bless us and them
(2013 Res. 4-04).
In Christs Name,

Rev. Dr. Joel D. Lehenbauer


Executive Director

1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7295 | 314-965-9000 | Fax: 314-996-1116 | www.lcms.org

LCMS Representatives and Staff


OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

BOARD FOR INTERNATIONAL MISSION

Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, President


Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Mueller, First Vice President*
Rev. Dr. Jon Vieker, Senior Assistant to the President
Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver III, Director of Church Relations,
OIM Regional Operations, Assistant to the President
Mrs. Barb Below, Assistant to the President
Rev. Kevin Robson, Chief Mission Officer
Rev. Randall Golter, Special Assistant to the President
Mrs. Kim Vieker, Executive Assistant to the President

Rev. Bernhard Seter, Chairman*

COMMISSION ON THEOLOGY AND CHURCH RELATIONS


Rev. Dr. Lawrence Rast, Chairman
Rev. Dr. Andrew Bartelt, Vice-Chairman
Rev. Terry Cripe
Rev. Robert Dargatz
Rev. Thomas Egger
Rev. Dr. Carl Fickenscher II
Rev. Dr. Charles Gieschen
Mr. Chad Hamilton*
Mr. Timothy Hardy
Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison
Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer*
Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Oschwald
Rev. Dr. Herbert Mueller*
Rev. Dr. Philip Penhallegon
Dr. Andrea Pitkus
Rev. Arlo Pullmann
Rev. Dr. Robert Rosin
Mr. Jeffrey Schwarz*
Dr. Jesse Yow, Jr.
Rev. Dr. Roland Ziegler
Rev. Dr. Joel Lehenbauer, Executive Director
Rev. Larry Vogel, Associate Executive Director
Mrs. Jackie Milligan, Administrative Coordinator

OFFICE OF NATIONAL MISSION


Rev. Bart Day, Executive Director
OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL MISSION
Rev. Tony Booker, Regional Director, Eurasia
Rev. Dr. David Erber, Area Director, West and Central Africa
Rev. Theodore Krey, Regional Director, Latin America
Mr. Darin Storkson, Senior Regional Director, Asia
Rev. Shauen Trump, Area Director, Eastern and Southern Africa
Rev. Carl Hanson, Director of Operations, Asia
Rev. James Krikava, Associate Regional Director, Eurasia
Rev. David Mahsman, Director, Special Assignments, Eurasia
Rev. Daniel McMiller, Director of Recruitment
Deac. Grace Rao, Director, Deaconess Ministry
Rev. Frederick Reinhardt, Area Facilitator, Francophone Africa
LCMS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Rev. Dr. Michael Kumm, Chairman
COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS
Rev. Dr. Larry Stoterau, Chairman
Rev. Ken Hennings, Vice-Chairman
COMMUNICATIONS STAFF
Deac. Pamela Nielsen, Associate Executive Director
Mr. Al Dowbnia
Mr. Roger Drinnon
Mrs. Jennifer Duffy
Mr. Erik Lunsford
Mr. Rick Steenbock

CONFERENCE CHAPLAINS

LUTHERAN BIBLE TRANSLATORS

Rev. Dr. Charles Evanson


Rev. Dr. Timothy Quill

Rev. Dr. Michael Rodewald, Executive Director


LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES

ORGANIST/PIANIST
Rev. Dr. Christopher Ahlman
Rev. Dr. Jon Vieker

Rev. Dr. Douglas Rutt, Director, International Ministries

*Not in attendance

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Daily Schedule
International Conference on Confessional Leadership in the 21st Century
May 2-8, 2015 | Luther Hotel Wittenberg, Germany | All conference sessions will be held in the Luther Hotel Conference Room

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015


Afternoon

4:00-9:00

Afternoon

Registration (Luther Hotel)

Evening

5:00-8:00

Dinner Buffet (Luther Hotel Restaurant)

7:00

 Lost and Found Concert and Old School


Bluegrass Band (Stadthaus Wittenberg)

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015


Morning

Evening

5:30-7:15

Dedication Reception (Stadthaus Wittenberg)

7:30 
Luther Chorales: A Sacred Music Concert
(Stadtkirche-St. Marys)

MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015

6:30-8:00

Breakfast

7:00-8:00

Registration

8:00-8:45

Orientation (Luther Hotel Conference Room)

9:00-9:45

Morning Worship (Leucorea Auditorium)

10:00-11:00 Orientation for Small Group/Tour Leaders


11:00-12:00 Registration
12:00-1:30

3:00 
Festival Service of Dedication of The
International Lutheran Center (Stadtkirche-St.
Marys/Old Latin School)

Morning

6:30-8:00

Breakfast

8:00

Luther Sites Tour (Eisleben & Torgau)

Evening

6:00

German BBQ Dinner (Haus des Handwerks)

Lunch (Luther Hotel Restaurant)

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TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015

Remembrance
Morning

Afternoon

6:30-8:00 Breakfast

1:25-1:30 Midday Prayer

8:00-8:05 Opening Prayer

1:30-2:00 The Wittenberg Project (Matthew Harrison)

8:10-8:25 Welcome to Wittenberg



(Matthew Harrison; Hans-Jrg Voigt; Lawrence Rast)

2:00-2:15 Walking Tour Orientation

8:30-9:15 Luthers Truths Then and Now (Robert Kolb)


9:30-10:00 Matins (Stadtkirche-St. Marys)
10:30-11:15 Reformation in New Lands and Tongues (Lawrence Rast)
11:15-12:00 Q & A with Speakers
12:00-1:15 Lunch

2:30-5:30 Walking Tours of Wittenberg


2:30-5:00Small Groups 1, 2, 5, 8
3:00-5:30Small Groups 3, 4, 6, 7
Evening

5:30-7:30 Dinner (Brauhaus Wittenberg-Cellar Vault)


5:30Small Groups 1, 5, 8
6:30Small Groups 2, 4, 6
7:30Small Groups 3, 7

Reformation era woodcut: Twelve Stones of Remembrance from the Jordan (from Joshua 4)
When all the nation had finished passing over the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua, Take twelve men from the people, from each tribe a man, and command
them, saying, Take twelve stones from here out of the midst of the Jordan, from the very place where the priests feet stood firmly, and bring them over with
you and lay them down in the place where you lodge tonight. Then Joshua called the twelve men from the people of Israel, whom he had appointed, a man
from each tribe. And Joshua said to them, Pass on before the ark of the Lord your God into the midst of the Jordan, and take up each of you a stone upon
his shoulder, according to the number of tribes of the people of Israel, that this may be a sign among you. When your children ask in time to come, What do
these stones mean to you? then you shall tell them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it passed
over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. So these stones shall be to the people of Israel a memorial forever.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015

R e p e n ta n c e
Morning

Afternoon

6:30-8:00 Breakfast

1:25-1:30 Midday Prayer

8:00-8:05 Opening Prayer

10:30-11:15 Reformation Decline in America (James Nestingen)

1:30-3:00 Reformation Truth in the Global Church


Africa (Joseph Ochola Omolo)
Asia (Naomichi Masaki)
Europe (Darius Petkunas)
Latin America (Ricardo Rieth)
North America (Gerhard Bode)

11:15-12:00 Q & A with Speakers

3:00-3:30 Panel Q & A

12:00-1:15 Lunch

3:30-6:00 Free Time

8:15-8:30 Greetings and Announcements


8:30-9:15 European Reformations Decline (Werner Kln)
9:30-10:00 Matins (Stadtkirche-St. Marys)

Evening

6:00-7:00 Vespers (Stadtkirche-St. Marys)


7:30

Dinner (Brauhaus Wittenberg)

Reformation era woodcut: John the Baptist Preaches Repentance (from Matthew 3)
In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. For this is he who was spoken of
by the prophet Isaiah when he said,
The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
Prepare the way of the Lord;
make his paths straight.
Now John wore a garment of camels hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. Then Jerusalem and all Judea and all
the region about the Jordan were going out to him, and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
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THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015

Rejoicing
Morning

Afternoon

6:30-8:00 Breakfast

1:25-1:30 Midday Prayer

8:00-8:05 Opening Prayer

1:30-2:15 New Relationships in Turkey (Ville Typp)

8:10-8:25 Greetings and Announcements

2:15-3:00 30 Years of African Growth (Michael Rodewald)

8:30-9:15 From Repentance to Rejoicing (Albert Collver III)

3:00-3:30 Q & A with Speakers

9:30-10:00 Matins (Stadtkirche-St. Marys)

3:30-4:00 From Hier Stehe Ich to Quo Vadimus?



(Wrap-up and Closing Thoughts: Joel Lehenbauer)

10:30-11:00 
Enduring Hope: The West and Beyond (Roland Gustafsson)
11:00-11:30 Joy in Africa (Emmanuel Makala)

4:15-4:45 Itinerarium (Stadtkirche-St. Marys)

11:30-12:00 Q & A with Speakers

Evening

12:00-1:15 Lunch

6:00

Dinner (Brauhaus Wittenberg)

Reformation era woodcut: The Parable of the Lost Sheep and Lost Coin (from Luke 15)
Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost. Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over
ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance.
Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it? And when she
has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost. Just so, I tell you, there is joy
before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

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FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015


Morning

6:30-8:00 Breakfast
Various

Participant Departures

8:00

LCMS CTCR Meeting (Lucas Cranach)

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Small Group Assignments


WITTENBERG WALKING TOUR GUIDES
Matthew Harrison and Hans-Jrg Voigt (Groups 1 & 5): Tour departs at 2:30 p.m.
Albert Collver III and Roland Ziegler (Groups 2 & 8): Tour departs at 2:30 p.m.
Gerhard Bode and Robert Kolb (Groups 3 & 7): Tour departs at 3:00 p.m.
David Mahsman and Robert Rosin (Groups 4 & 6): Tour departs at 3:00 p.m.
Group 1

Group 3

Tony Booker, Leader


Charles Evanson (Staff)
Ehlers, Jon
Filipkov, Zuzana
Golden, Kevin
Klus, Michal
Kumm, Michael (Janet)
Lange, Kristin
Lumley, Cynthia
Lytkin, Vsevolod
Petknas, Darius
Pitkus, Andrea
Soramies, Risto
Streltsov, Alexey
Typp, Ville
Zieger, Roger
(Tuesday dinner at Brauhaus: 5:30 p.m.)

Carl Hanson, Leader


Larry Vogel (Staff)
Cripe, Terry (Marlene)
Emoto, Shinri
Ip, Stephen
Kim, Chul Hwan (Hyun-Sook)
Liu, Samuel
Masaki, Naomichi
Miao, Andrew
Oschwald, Jeffrey
Stoterau, Larry (Linda)
Um, Hyun Sub
Yoshida, Tatsuomi
Yu, Thomas
(Tuesday dinner at Brauhaus: 7:30 p.m.)

Group 2
David Erber, Leader
Jackie Milligan (Staff)
Bartelt, Andrew
Bolay, Amos
Ekong, Christian
Egger, Thomas (Victoria)
Fynn, Paul (Gertrude)
Hardy, Tim (Kristin)
Lansana, Alex
Rodewald, Mike
Roegner, Robert
(Tuesday dinner at Brauhaus: 6:30 p.m.)

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Group 4
Ted Krey and Dan McMiller, Co-Leaders
Bart Day (Staff)
Garcia, Isaac
Gerke, Norberto
Hennings, Ken (Valera)
Hiller, Adalberto
Kopereck, Egon
Lozano, Elias
Mendoza Viorel, Ren
Nagel, Carlos (Beatriz)
Rautenberg, Cristian
Rieth, Ricardo
Rutt, Douglas (Deborah)
(Tuesday dinner at Brauhaus: 6:30 p.m.)

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Group 5

Group 7

Jim Krikava, Leader


Jon Vieker (Staff)
Gustafsson, Roland
Jensen, Leif
Kln, Werner
Martonova, Lucia
Masvie, Torkild
Murray, Scott (Maryann)
Reinstorf, Dieter
Robson, Kevin (Peg)
Sabutis, Mindaugas
Schroeder, Ulrich
Smith, Mark
Vanags, Janis
(Tuesday dinner at Brauhaus: 5:30 p.m.)

Darin Storkson, Leader


Timothy Quill (Staff)
Aiyene, Nicodemus
Anbanathan, Samuel
Chhim, Vannarith
Dargatz, Robert (Mary)
Ehican, Philip
Fickenscher, Carl
Gieschen, Charles
Henderson, John
Nathan, John
Yow, Jesse (Dorcas)
(Tuesday dinner at Brauhaus: 7:30 p.m.)

Group 6
Fred Reinhardt, Leader

Randall Golter (Staff)


Dawai, Samuel
Guehi Guehi, Marc
LARE, Kolani Lambon
Mavoungou, Joseph
Penhallegon, Philip (Gretchen)
Preus, Jack (Sherry)
Pullmann, Arlo
Rakotonirina, David
Sell, Mark
van Hattem, Gijsbertus (Veronica)
(Tuesday dinner at Brauhaus: 6:30 p.m.)

Group 8
Shauen Trump, Leader
Joel Lehenbauer (Staff)
Bameka, Charles
Idosa, Wakseyoum
Kloha, Jeff
Makala, Emmanuel
Nestingen, James
Maragelo, Modise
Mengesha, Abraham
Ochola Omolo, Joseph
Rast, Lawrence (Amy)
Tefera, Beza
Tswaedi, David
Wendel, David
(Tuesday dinner at Brauhaus: 5:30 p.m.)

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WHAT T O SEE & DO IN

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All Saints Church

Best known for being the church where


Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses, the
Castle Church, also known as All Saints
Church, houses the graves of both Luther
and Philipp Melanchthon.

JURISTENSTRASSE

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Stadhaus
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Cranach Courtyards

Old Town Hall

Located in the Market Square, Wittenbergs


Old Town Hall sits behind monuments to
Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon.

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The Cranach Courtyards, which


housed the homes and art
studios of Lucas Cranach, a
16th-century artist who
documented the Reformation
with his portraits and woodcuts,
also are situated in the center
of old town Wittenberg.

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ELBSTRASSE

Kartoffelhaus Schwarzer
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Brauhaus Wittenberg
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The Old Latin School of 1564 the historic


four-story building that has been renovated
through The Wittenberg Project is now
an international center for Lutheran
education and outreach.

Hotel
Event Center
Information Center
Luther Garden
Shopping Mall
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Town Church
St. Marys Church

Considered the Mother Church of


the Reformation, the Town Church
heard Martin Luther preach more
than 2,000 sermons, and this is where
the mass was first celebrated in
German rather than Latin and where
the congregation first received both
the bread and wine/body and blood
in the Lords Supper.

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Melanchthon House

Luthers friend and fellow theologian


and reformer, Philipp Melanchthon, lived
in this house that was built in 1536 for
him and his family.

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Luther House

Martin Luther lived in this converted


cloister with his family for many years.
Now a museum, the Luther House is
a significant stop on the tourist route
through Wittenberg.

The Luther Oak

This oak tree was planted where Luther


burned the papal bull threatening him
with excommunication.

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2015 Conference Participants and


International Lutheran Council Members

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NORWAY

SWEDEN

ENGLAND

DENMA

CANADA

BELGIUM
FRANCE
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GERMANY

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

MEXICO
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GHANA

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BRAZIL
BOLIVIA
CHILE
PARAGUAY

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Conference Participant Country


International Lutheran Council Country

INLAND

RUSSIA
LATVIA
LITHUANIA

ARK

LOVAKIA
REPUBLIC
JAPA N

TURKEY
CHINA
SOUTH
KOREA
TAIWAN

INDIA

HONG KONG

CAMBODIA

ETHIOPIA
SRI LANKA

PHILIPPINES

MALAYSIA

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K E NYA

INDONES IA

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PAPUA
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AUSTRALIA

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International Lutheran Council


The International Lutheran Council (ILC) is a worldwide association of established confessional Lutheran church bodies which
proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ on the basis of an unconditional commitment to the Holy Scriptures as the inspired and infallible
Word of God and to the Lutheran Confessions contained in the Book of Concord as the true and faithful exposition of the Word of God.
AFRICA
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghana (ELCG)
Dr. Paul Kofi Fynn, President
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya (ELCK)
Rev. Walter E. Obare, Presiding Bishop
The Lutheran Church of Nigeria (LCN)
Rev. Christian Ekong, President
Free Evangelical Lutheran Synod in South Africa (FELSISA)
Rev. Dr. Dieter Reinstorf, Bishop
Lutheran Church in Southern Africa (LCSA)
Rev. Modise Maragelo, Bishop
ASIA
The Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA)
Rev. John Henderson, Bishop
The Lutheran ChurchHong Kong Synod (LCHKS)
Rev. Dr. Allan Yung, President
India Evangelical Lutheran Church (IELC)
Rev. S. Raja Gambeeram, President
Japan Lutheran Church (JLC)
Rev. Shin Shimizu, President
Lutheran Church in Korea (LCK)
Rev. Dr. Chul Hwan Kim, President
Gutnius Lutheran Church (GLC) (Papua New Guinea)
Rev. Nicodemus Aiyene, Head Bishop
The Lutheran Church in the Philippines (LCP)
Rev. Antonio Reyes, President
Lanka Lutheran Church (LLC) (Sri Lanka)
Rev. Govindan Nadaraja, President
China Evangelical Lutheran Church (CELC) (Taiwan ROC)
Rev. Andrew Miao, President
EUROPE
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Belgium
Rev. Gijsbertus van Hattem, President
(Evangelisch-Lutherse Kerk in Belgi) (ELKB)
Evangelical Lutheran Free Church in Denmark
Rev. Leif G. Jensen, President
(Den evangelisk-lutherske Frikirke i Danmark) (ELFD)
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of England
Rev. Jon Ehlers, Chairman (ELCE)
Evangelical Lutheran ChurchSynod of France
Rev. Roger Jones, President
(glise vanglique LuthrienneSynode de France) (EEL-SF)
Independent EvangelicalLutheran Church (SELK-Germany)
Rev. Hans-Jrg Voigt, Bishop
(Selbstndige Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche)

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Portuguese Evangelical Lutheran Church


Rev. Adalberto Hiller, President
(Igreja Evanglica Luterana Portuguesa) (IELP)
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingra in Russia (ELCIR)
Rev. Arri Kugappi, Bishop
LATIN AMERICA
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Argentina
Rev. Carlos Nagel, President
(Iglesia Evanglica Luterana Argentina) (IELA)
Christian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bolivia
Rev. Rene Mendoza Viorel, President
(Iglesia Cristiana Evanglical Luterana de Bolivia) (ICEL)
Evanglical Lutheran Church of Brazil
Rev. Egon Kopereck, President
(Ingreja Evanglica Luterana do Brasil) (IELB)
Confessional Lutheran Church of Chile
Rev. Cristian Rautenberg, President
(Iglesia Luterana Confesional de Chile) (ILC-CHILE)
Lutheran Church of Guatemala
Rev. Dr. Abdiel Orozco Aguirre, President
(Iglesia Luterana en Guatemala) (ILG)
Lutheran Synod of Mexico
Rev. Isaac Garcia, President
(Sinodo Luterano de Mxico) (SLM)
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Paraguay
Rev. Norberto M. Gerke, President
(Iglesia Evanglica Luterana del Paraguay) (IELP)
Evangelical Lutheran Church-Peru
Rev. Fidel MamaniITO, President
(Iglesia Evanglica Luterana-Per) (IEL-P)
Lutheran Church of Venezuela
Rev. J. Elias Lozano, President
(Iglesia Luterana de Venezuela) (ILV)
NORTH AMERICA
Lutheran ChurchCanada (LCC)
Rev. Dr. Robert Bugbee, President
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Haiti
Rev. Marky Kessa, President
(Eglise Evangelique Lutherienne DHaiti) (ELCH)
The American Association of Lutheran Churches (AALC)
Rev. Dr. Curtis Leins, Presiding Pastor
The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod (LCMS)
Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, President
The Lutheran Ministerium and Synod - USA (LMS-USA)
Rev. Ralph Spears, President

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Featured Speakers
Rev. Dr. Gerhard Bode

Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison

Gerhard Bode is associate professor


of historical theology at Concordia
Seminary, St. Louis. Prior to coming
to the seminary he was assistant
pastor (2004-05) and later assistant
to the pastor (2005-08) at Salem
Lutheran Church in Afton, Mo. After
attending Lutheran elementary and
high schools, he attended the University of Minnesota, where
he earned his B.A. He then began studies at Concordia
Seminary, St. Louis, where he earned his M.Div., S.T.M. and
Ph.D. (systematic theology) degrees. He also holds a M.A.
degree in classics from Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Bode and his wife, Rachel, have three children.

Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison is


now in his second term as president
of The Lutheran ChurchMissouri
Synod. Prior to his election in 2010,
Harrison spent 10 years leading the
Synods former World Relief and
Human Care ministry, where part
of his extensive duties was to oversee the LCMS response to natural disasters. Harrison earned
his Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology
degrees from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne.
In 2011, he received two honorary doctorates: a Doctor of
Laws from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Mich., and a
Doctor of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary.
Harrison and his wife, Kathy, have two sons.

Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver III


Dr. Albert Collver III serves The
Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod as
director of church relations, director
of regional operations for the Office of
International Mission and as assistant
to the president. He graduated from
Concordia University, Ann Arbor,
Mich. with a B.A., and from Concordia Seminary St. Louis
with an M.Div, STM, and Ph.D. in systematic theology.
Afterward he served in the parish and taught at Concordia
University in Ann Arbor. From 2006 to September 2010,
he served as executive pastoral assistant for LCMS World
Relief and Human Care. He has written many books and
articles, has visited Lutheran churches in over 50 countries,
and serves as the executive secretary for the International
Lutheran Council (ILC). He is married to Terra and has
two children.

Rev. Roland Gustafsson


Roland Gustafsson has worked
as a missionary in Kenya and as a
mission director within the Swedish
Lutheran Mission from 1980-2010. He
presides over the work of The Mission
Province in Sweden, where he was
consecrated as bishop in 2010. He is
an assisting professor of missiology
at the Lutheran School of Theology in Gothenburg. He has
four children with his wife, Ingrid.

Professor Dr. Werner Kln


Prof. Dr. Werner Kln currently
serves as extraordinary professor
in the Department of Church
History and Church Polity at
the Theological Faculty of the
University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Since 2008, he has also served
as guest lecturer at the Lutheran
Theological Seminary in Tshwane, Pretoria. Since 2003, he
has been professor of systematic theology at Lutehrische
Theologische Hochschule in Oberursel, Germany. Since
2010, Dr. Kln has been a member of the Bilateral Dialogue
Group of SELK and UEK on Union, Confession, and
Ecclesiastical Identity 1817-2012. Dr. Kln is married and is
blessed with two children.

Rev. Dr. Robert Kolb


Dr. Robert Kolb is professor
emeritus at Concordia Seminary,
St. Louis, and international
research emeritus professor for
the Institute for Mission Studies.
He earned his doctorate in history
at the University of Wisconsin,
Madison in 1973. He has also
been awarded a Doctor of Letters honorary degree from
Valparaiso University (2000), from Concordia University,
St. Paul, Minn. (2005), and from Concordia University,

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Irvine, Calif. (2008). Since 1996 he has been Gastdozent


at the Lutherische Theologische Hochschule in Oberursel,
Germany. He is the author of one hundred essays published
in academic periodicals, Festschriften, and similar academic
collections on Reformation history and evangelism.

Rev. Dr. Joel Lehenbauer


Joel Lehenbauer is the executive director of the Commission on Theology
and Church Relations (CTCR) for The
Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod. He
has been on the executive staff of the
CTCR since 1991, having previously
served as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran
Church in Hillsdale, Mich. (19851990). Dr. Lehenbauer attended Valparaiso University,
Concordia College, Ann Arbor, Mich. (B.A.), and Concordia
Seminary, St. Louis (MDiv, STM, Ph.D.). He is married to
Hope and has four grown children and two grandchildren.

Rev. Emmanuel Joseph Makala


Rev. Emmanuel Makala serves as
bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran
Church in Tanzania, South East of
Lake Victoria Diocese. He earned
his bachelor of divinity degree and
was ordained in 1999 and earned his
masters in missiology in 2006. He has
a passion for connecting people to Jesus and for teaching in
church institutions. Rev. Makala is married to his wife, Lilian,
and they are blessed with three children.

Rev. Dr. Naomichi Masaki


Dr. Naomichi Masaki is associate
professor of systematic theology
and director of the master of sacred
theology (S.T.M.) program at
Concordia Theological Seminary,
Fort Wayne. He has taught abroad in
such countries as Haiti, India, Japan,
Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway,
and Tanzania. Born and raised in Kobe, Japan, he graduated
from Rdde Folkehgskole near Trndhelm, Norway (1979),
and received his B.A. (1985) and M.A. (1987) degrees in
social work and counseling from Kwansei Gakuin University,

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Nishinomiya, Japan. He received the M.Div. (1991) and


S.T.M. (1998) degrees from Concordia Theological Seminary,
Fort Wayne, and the Ph.D. in doctrinal theology (2005) from
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

Rev. Dr. James Nestingen


Rev. Dr. James Nestingen is professor emeritus of church history at
Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn.,
adjunct professor for the North
American Lutheran Seminary, and
a member of the Joint Commission
on Theology and Doctrine for the
North American Lutheran Church
(NALC).

Rev. Dr. Joseph Ochola Omolo


Rev. Joseph Ochola Omolo earned
his Ph.D. at Concordia Theological
Seminary, Fort Wayne (2005). He
currently serves as rector/principal
of the Neema Lutheran College
and ELCK Lake Diocesan bishop.
He is the author of Reconciliation
in an African Context, published
by Uzima Publishing House, Nairobi, Kenya, in 2008. Rev.
Omolo is married to Ruth Ochola, and God has blessed
them with five children.

Rev. Dr. Darius Petkunas

Rev. Dr. Darius Petknas serves as


a pastor in the Lutheran Church
in Lithuania, and has also served
as docent of practical theology in
the University of Helsinki, Finland;
habilitated doctor of the University
of Leipzig, Germany; and senior
research fellow in the Baltic
Studies Center in the University of Klaipeda, Lithuania. His
particular interests are Lutheran Church liturgy and history.
He is the author of five books and several dozen articles on
the history and theology of Lutheranism in the Baltic States,
Russia, and Poland.

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Rev. Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr.


Dr. Lawrence Rast Jr. serves as the
sixteenth president of Concordia
Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, and
as professor of American Christianity
and American Lutheranism. Dr. Rast
joined the Department of Historical
Theology in the fall of 1996 after
serving as pastor of Ascension Lutheran
Church, Madison, Tenn. (1992-96). He currently serves
as chairman of the Commission on Theology and Church
Relations of the LCMS.

Dr. Ricardo W. Rieth


Ricardo Rieth is vice-rector at the
Universidade Luterana do Brasil
(ULBRA), in Canoas, RS, Brazil. He
holds bachelors degrees in theology
(Seminario Concordia, Sao Leopoldo;
1986) and sociology (Universidade do
Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Sao Leopoldo;
1988), and has a doctorate in theology
(Church History) from the University of Leipzig, Germany
(1992). He is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran
Church of Brazil (IELB) and serves as chair of the editorial
committee of Luthers Works in Portuguese and as a member
of the Continuation Committee of the International Congress
for Luther Research. He is married to Carmen Esther and is
the father of Tobias and Sofia.

Dr. Rodewald holds an MA in linguistics. His masters


thesis in linguistics was on the Bandi tonal system and
paved the way for a writing system for the Bandi language.
This made possible the Bandi New Testament, dedicated
later. Dr. Rodewald also holds a Ph.D. in missiology from
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. He is
married to Cindy and has three sons.

Rev. Ville Typp


Rev. Typp is the leading pastor
of the Istanbul Lutheran Church,
a Turkish-speaking confessional
Lutheran Church body which
has congregations in Turkey and
Bulgaria.

Dr. Mike Rodewald


Dr. Mike Rodewald currently serves as
executive director for Lutheran Bible
Translators (LBT). Dr. Rodewald first
went to Africa in 1981 with LBT to serve
among the Bandi people of northern
Liberia. He later served in Botswana
from 1993-2007 in translation, literacy,
orthography development, and Scripture
use ministry. From 2008-2014, he served in South Africa for
LCMS World Mission and the Office of International Mission
as regional directorAfrica, overseeing the Synods witness
and mercy efforts throughout Africa.

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Conference Participants
LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

TITLE

CHURCH BODY/ENTITY

Aiyene

Nicodemus

Bishop

Gutnius Lutheran Church (Papua New Guinea)

Anbanathan

Samuel

Rev.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia

Bameka

Charles

Rev. President

Lutheran Church Mission in Uganda

Bartelt

Andrew

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Bode

Gerhard

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Bolay

Amos

Bishop

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Liberia

Booker

Tony

Rev.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Chhim

Vanarith

Rev. President

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cambodia

Collver III

Albert

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Cripe

Terry

Rev.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Dargatz

Robert

Rev.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Dawai

Samuel

Rev. Dr.

The Church of the Lutheran Brethren of Cameroon

Day

Bart

Rev.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Egger

Thomas

Rev.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Ehican

Felipe

Rev.

Lutheran Church in the Philippines

Ehlers

Jon

Rev. President

Evangelical Lutheran Church of England

Ekong

Christian

Archbishop

The Lutheran Church of Nigeria

Emoto

Shinri

Rev.

Japan Lutheran Church

Erber

David

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Evanson

Charles

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Fickenscher

Carl

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Filipkov

Zuzana

Dr.

Silesian Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession

Fynn

Paul

Rev. President

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghana

Garcia

Isaac

Rev. President

Lutheran Synod of Mexico

Gerke

Norberto

Rev. President

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Paraguay

Gieschen

Charles

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Golden

Kevin

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Golter

Randall

Rev.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Guehi Guehi

Marc

Rev. President

The Evangelical Lutheran ChurchIvory Coast Synod

Gustafsson

Roland

Bishop

The Mission Province in Sweden

Hanson

Carl

Rev.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Hardy

Timothy

Mr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Harrison

Matthew

Rev. President

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Henderson

John

Bishop

Lutheran Church of Australia

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LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

TITLE

CHURCH BODY/ENTITY

Hennings

Ken

Rev.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Hiller

Adalberto

Rev. President

Portuguese Evangelical Lutheran Church

Idosa

Wakseyoum

Rev. President

Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus

Ip

Stephen

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchHong Kong Synod

Jensen

Leif

Rev. President

Evangelical Lutheran Free Church in Denmark

Kim

Chul Hwan

Rev. Dr.

Lutheran Church in Korea

Kln

Werner

Rev. Dr.

Independent EvangelicalLutheran Church (SELK-Germany)

Kloha

Jeff

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Klus

Michal

Rev.

Silesian Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession

Kolb

Robert

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Kopereck

Egon

Rev. President

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil

Krey

Theodore

Rev.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Krikava

James

Rev.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Kumm

Michael

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Lange

Kristin

Ms.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Lansana

Alex

Rev. President

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sierra Leone

LARE

Kolani Lambon

Rev. President

The Lutheran Church of Togo

Lehenbauer

Joel

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Liu

Samuel

Rev. Dr.

China Lutheran Seminary (Taiwan)

Lozano

Elias

Rev. President

Lutheran Church of Venezuela

Lumley

Cynthia

Dr.

Evangelical Lutheran Church of England

Lytkin

Vsevolod

Bishop

Siberian Evangelical Lutheran Church

Mahsman

David

Rev.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Makala

Emmanuel

Rev.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania

Maragelo

Modise

Bishop

Lutheran Church in Southern Africa

Martonova

Lucia

Mgr.

Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Slovakia

Masaki

Naomichi

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Masvie

Torkild

Rev.

Lutheran Church in Norway

Mavoungou

Joseph

Rev. President

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Congo

McMiller

Daniel

Rev.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Mendoza Viorel

Ren

Rev. President

Christian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bolivia

Mengesha

Abraham

Rev. President

Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus

Miao

Andrew

Rev. President

China Evangelical Lutheran Church

Milligan

Jackie

Mrs.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Murray

Scott

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Nagel

Carlos

Rev. President

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Argentina

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LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

TITLE

CHURCH BODY/ENTITY

Nathan

John

Rev.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Nestingen

James

Rev. Dr.

North American Lutheran Church

Ochola Omolo

Joseph

Rev. Dr.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya

Oschwald

Jeffrey

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Penhallegon

Philip

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Petkunas

Darius

Rev. Dr.

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lithuania

Pitkus

Andrea

Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Preus

Jacob

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Pullmann

Arlo

Rev.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Quill

Timothy

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Rakotonirina

David

Rev. Dr.

Malagasy Lutheran Church

Rao

Grace

Deac.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Rast

Lawrence

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Rautenberg

Cristian

Rev. President

Confessional Lutheran Church of Chile

Reinhardt

Frederick

Rev.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Reinstorf

Dieter

Bishop

Free Evangelical Lutheran Synod in South Africa

Rieth

Ricardo

Rev. Dr.

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil

Robson

Kevin

Rev.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Rodewald

Michael

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Roegner

Robert

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Rosin

Robert

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Rutt

Douglas

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Sabutis

Mindaugas

Bishop

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lithuania

Schroeder

Ulrich

Mr.

Independent EvangelicalLutheran Church (SELK-Germany)

Sell

Mark

Rev.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Smith

Mark

Rev. Dr.

Lutheran ChurchCanada

Soramies

Risto

Bishop

Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland

Storkson

Darin

Mr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Stoterau

Larry

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Streltsov

Alexey

Rev. Dr.

Siberian Evangelical Lutheran Church

Tefera

Beza

Mrs.

Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus

Trump

Shauen

Rev.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Tswaedi

David

Rev. Dr.

Lutheran Church in Southern Africa

Typp

Ville

Rev.

Istanbul Lutheran Church

Um

Hyun Sub

Rev. Dr.

Lutheran Church in Korea

Vieker

Jon

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

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Celebrating The Reformation Rightly | Remembrance Repentance Rejoicing

LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

TITLE

CHURCH BODY/ENTITY

van Hattem

Gijsbertus

Rev. President

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Belgium

Vanags

Janis

Archbishop

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia

Vogel

Larry

Rev.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Voigt

Hans-Jrg

Bishop

Independent EvangelicalLutheran Church (SELK-Germany)

Wendel

David

Rev. Dr.

North American Lutheran Church

Yoshida

Tatsuomi

Rev.

Japan Lutheran Church

Yow

Jesse

Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

Yu

Thomas

Rev. Dr.

China Lutheran Seminary (Taiwan)

Zieger

Roger

Mr.

Independent EvangelicalLutheran Church (SELK-Germany)

Ziegler

Roland

Rev. Dr.

The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

The coats of arms of Johann Bugenhagen, Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon.

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
International Conference on Confessional Leadership in the 21st Century | Wittenberg, Germany | May 3-8, 2015
All conference sessions will be held in the Luther Hotel Conference Room

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015


Afternoon
4:00-9:00
Registration (Luther Hotel)
Evening
5:00-8:00
7:00

Dinner Buffet (Luther Hotel Restaurant)


 Lost and Found Concert and Old School Bluegrass Band
(Stadthaus Wittenberg)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015 (Repentance)


Morning
6:30-8:00

Breakfast

8:00-8:05

Opening Prayer

8:15-8:30

Greetings and Announcements

8:30-9:15

European Reformations Decline (Werner Kln)

9:30-10:00

Matins (Stadtkirche-St. Marys)

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015

10:30-11:15 Reformation Decline in America (James Nestingen)

Morning
6:30-8:00

Breakfast

12:00-1:15

7:00-8:00

Registration

8:00-8:45

Orientation (Luther Hotel Conference Room)

Afternoon
1:25-1:30
Midday Prayer

9:00-9:45

Morning Worship (Leucorea Auditorium)

10:00-11:00 Orientation for Small Group/Tour Leaders


11:00-12:00 Registration
12:00-1:30

Lunch (Luther Hotel Restaurant)

Afternoon
3:00 
Festival Service of Dedication of The International Lutheran
Center (Stadtkirche-St. Marys/Old Latin School)
Evening
5:30-7:15

Dedication Reception (Stadthaus Wittenberg)

7:30

Luther Chorales: A Sacred Music Concert (Stadtkirche-St. Marys)

MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015


Morning
6:30-8:00

Breakfast

8:00

Luther Sites Tour (Eisleben & Torgau)

Evening
6:00

German BBQ Dinner (Haus des Handwerks)

TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015 (Remembrance)


Morning
6:30-8:00

Breakfast

8:00-8:05

Opening Prayer

8:10-8:25

Welcome to Wittenberg

(Matthew Harrison; Hans-Jrg Voigt; Lawrence Rast)

8:30-9:15

Luthers Truths Then and Now (Robert Kolb)

9:30-10:00

Matins (Stadtkirche-St. Marys)

10:30-11:15 Reformation in New Lands and Tongues (Lawrence Rast)


11:15-12:00 Q & A with Speakers
12:00-1:15

Lunch

Afternoon
1:25-1:30
Midday Prayer
1:30-2:00

The Wittenberg Project (Matthew Harrison)

2:00-2:15

Walking Tour Orientation

2:30-5:30
Walking Tours of Wittenberg
2:30-5:00Small Groups 1, 2, 5, 8
3:00-5:30Small Groups 3, 4, 6, 7
Evening
5:30-7:30
Dinner (Brauhaus Wittenberg-Cellar Vault)
5:30Small Groups 1, 5, 8
6:30Small Groups 2, 4, 6
7:30Small Groups 3, 7

11:15-12:00 Q & A with Speakers


Lunch

1:30-3:00
Reformation Truth in the Global Church
Africa (Joseph Ochola Omolo)
Asia (Naomichi Masaki)
Europe (Darius Petkunas)
Latin America (Ricardo Rieth)
North America (Gerhard Bode)
3:00-3:30

Panel Q & A

3:30-6:00

Free Time

Evening
6:00-7:00

Vespers (Stadtkirche-St. Marys)

7:30

Dinner (Brauhaus Wittenberg)

THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015 (Rejoicing)


Morning
6:30-8:00

Breakfast

8:00-8:05

Opening Prayer

8:10-8:25

Greetings and Announcements

8:30-9:15

From Repentance to Rejoicing (Albert Collver III)

9:30-10:00

Matins (Stadtkirche-St. Marys)

10:30-11:00 Enduring Hope: The West and Beyond (Roland Gustafsson)


11:00-11:30 Joy in Africa (Emmanuel Makala)
11:30-12:00 Q & A with Speakers
12:00-1:15

Lunch

Afternoon
1:25-1:30
Midday Prayer
1:30-2:15

New Relationships in Turkey (Ville Typp)

2:15-3:00

30 Years of African Growth (Michael Rodewald)

3:00-3:30

Q & A with Speakers

3:30-4:00

From Hier Stehe Ich to Quo Vadimus?


(Wrap-up and Closing Thoughts: Joel Lehenbauer)

4:15-4:45

Itinerarium (Stadtkirche-St. Marys)

Evening
6:00

Dinner (Brauhaus Wittenberg)

FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015


Morning
6:30-8:00

Breakfast

Various

Participant Departures

8:00

LCMS CTCR Meeting (Lucas Cranach)