Plenary at Mid-Winter Convocation

Mid-Winter Convocation


Keith Anderson

Pastor, Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, Ambler, PA

Keith is the author of “The Digital Cathedral: Networked Ministry in a Wireless World” (Morehouse, 2015) and co-author with Elizabeth Drescher of “Click2Save: The Digital Ministry Bible” (Morehouse, 2012).

Keith is a popular author, blogger and speaker on how our digitally-integrated and networked culture shapes faith and the practice of ministry.




Mary Hess

Professor of Educational Leadership, Luther Seminary and Patrick and Barbara Keenan Visiting Chair in Religious Education at St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

Mary Hess joined the Luther Seminary faculty in July of 2000. Hess received her B.A. degree in American Studies in 1985 from Yale University in New Haven, Conn. She received her M.T.S. degree in 1992 from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. In 1998, she received her Ph.D. in religion and education from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Full bio)

Hollie Holt-Woehl

Intentional Interim Pastor, Minneapolis Synod and Adjunct professor, Luther Seminary

Hollie holds a Ph.D. in Pastoral Care and Counseling with particular emphasis on the congregation. Her dissertation, “Congregations as Trinitarian Communities: Accepting, Welcoming and Supporting People with Chronic Mental Illness,” explores congregations that have welcomed people with mental illness into the life of the congregation. Ordained in 1993 in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, she has served congregations in rural, urban and suburban settings.

Patrick Keifert

Professor and Olin S. and Amanda Fjelstad Reigstad Chair of Systematic Theology, Luther Seminary

Patrick has also been an adjunct professor at the School of Law, Hamline University, St. Paul, since 1984 and is currently president and Director of Research of Church Innovations Institute, a church related non-profit seeking to “innovate your church's capacities to be missional.”(Full bio)


Lois Malcolm

Professor of Systematic Theology, Luther Seminary

Lois holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and has taught at Luther Seminary since 1994. Malcolm grew up in the Philippines as the daughter of missionaries. (Full bio)



Scott Richards

Pastor, Gaylord, Minn

Scott serves a two-point parish in Gaylord, Minn. and is a Luther Seminary graduate. Once described by a family member as a “born again Lutheran,” Richards is a second career latecomer to the pastor party.



Matthew Skinner

Professor of New Testament, Luther Seminary

Matthew Skinner joined Luther Seminary’s faculty in 2002, having earned his Ph.D. in biblical studies from Princeton Theological Seminary, where he had previously completed his M.Div. and served as a teaching fellow and visiting lecturer. In 1990 he received his A.B. degree magna cum laude, with a concentration in philosophy, from Brown University. In more recent years he has conducted advanced research at the Center of Theological Inquiry as a member-in-residence and a writing fellow. (Full bio)


Greg Van Dunk

Pastor, Atonement Lutheran Church, Muskego, Wis.

Greg was the mission developer of All Peoples Church (ELCA) in Milwaukee, Wis., and served as Assistant Pastor of Epiphany Lutheran church in Dayton, Ohio. From 2003 to 2010 he was the “one day a week” ELCA Mission Director for the Greater Milwaukee Synod.




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Registration fees received after Nov. 30

$220 per person

$170 per person for retired participants

$205 for a group of three or more when registration is received at the same time

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

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