On behalf of the Conference Planning Committee, we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the 2018 Fall Pastors Conference: Hope and Healing: Pastoral Care in the Face of Abuse. Scheduled for October 8-10th. The venue for this year’s event will be the Holiday Inn in Fond Du Lac. Please make reservations by calling #920-923-1440. Be sure to mention the “SWD Pastor’s Conference” when making the reservation to get the reduced rate of $95.00. Rooms must be reserved by September 10th, 2018.
Our conference speakers for this year will be Sandra Ostapowich, Dr. Stephen Saunders, and Rev. Larry Vogel from the LCMS Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Task Force. Their sessions will focus on helping pastors understand the prevalence of abuse in our congregations while identifying warning signs and symptoms of abuse. This will all be framed in the context of pastoral care while also addressing legal liabilities, confidentiality and other practical tools for clergy. Each presenter will approach the subject from a different perspective with their own unique experiences to help equip us in this very challenging area. The conference fee is $120.00.
In addition, there will also be a women’s event for clergy wives. Please encourage your spouse to attend!