Plenary at Mid-Winter Convocation

Mid-Winter Convocation


All worship services and plenary sessions will take place in the Chapel of the Incarnation in the Olson Campus Center. When you arrive and receive your program, it will contain information on workshop locations.

Monday, February 1

9-11 a.m.

Registration, check-in, visit resource fair

11 a.m.

Worship with Holy Communion

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

1-1:15 p.m.


1:15-2:15 p.m.

Keynote: Robert Kolb
The Wittenburg Laboratory: Hearing God's Word in Changing Contexts

2:15-2:30 p.m.


2:30-3:45 p.m.


4-5:15 p.m.


5:15-5:45 p.m.

Visit resource fair

7 p.m.

Burgess Lecture: Elieshi Ayo Mungure
The Global Nature of the Reformation: Why Africa's Contribution Matters

Tuesday, February 2

8-9:15 a.m.

President’s breakfast, includes State of the Seminary

8 a.m.

Registration desk and resource fair open

9:30 a.m.

Keynote: Tim Wengert
Re-forming Christian Catechesis using Luther's Small Gift to the Church

10:30-11 a.m.


11 a.m.

Worship and Faithfulness in Ministry Awards, President Robin Steinke preaching

11:45 a.m.

Lunch (provided)

1-2:15 p.m.


2:15-2:45 p.m.


2:45-3:45 p.m.

Keynote: Ron Rittgers
Pro me, pro te: How Confession and Absolution Inspire Mission

4-5:30 p.m.


6 p.m.

Reunion dinners: classes of 1970, 1975, 1990, 2005 and 2010

Wednesday, February 3

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Breakfast with faculty and emeriti (provided)

9:45-10:45 a.m.

Keynote: Mary Jane Haemig
Tough Lives, Honest Talk: Martin Luther on Prayer

10:45 a.m.


11 a.m. Closing Worship with Holy Communion

11:45 a.m.



Registration fees through Nov. 30

$205 per person

$180 per person for retired participants

$180 for two or more members of a congregation when registration is received at the same time

The cost of paid registrations includes a non-refundable fee of $50 (per person).