May 9 – Spring Retreat for 55 & Up

Wednesday, May 9 at Cedar Valley, West Bend.

“From One Generation to the Next” is our theme for this spring’s retreat. Dr. Patrick Ferry, President of CUW, will help us reflect on how God keeps His promises from one generation to the next, and Dr. Louis Mueller, also of CUW, will show us ways to keep living and MOVING in Him. Registration is $60 for the day that includes a light breakfast and hearty lunch. There will also be an optional Tuesday evening (May 8) dinner and fellowship followed by a presentation by author Rochelle Pennington about “The Endurance”, a 1914 trans-Atlantic adventure. For complete information and registration, download the registration brochure (below) or call Peg at the District office, 414-292-0744.


April 16-18 – Spring Pastors Conference

Dear Brothers in the Ministry,

As we continue in the season of Lent with an eye on the Passion of our Lord and Savior, it is our prayer for each of you that God would grant you His peace and joy in all your all your preparations as we approach the Easter celebrations!

On behalf of the Conference Planning Committee, we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the 2018 Spring Pastors Conference: Staying Faithful in a Faith-less World.  Scheduled for April 16th – 18th.  The venue for this year’s event will be the Holiday Inn in Manitowoc.  Please make reservations by calling #920-682-6000 or book online at and mention “SWD Pastor’s Conference” when making the reservation to get the reduced rate of $96.00.  Rooms must be reserved by March 18th, 2018.

Our speakers for this year’s conference will be Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty and former speaker of the Lutheran Hour Ministries.  Drawing on his experiences in both the religious and political realms, as well as years of experiences in urban ministries; Dr. Seltz will intersect our unchanging faith with our ever changing culture in a session titled, “Christian Confidence when Worldviews Collide.”  In subsequent sessions on, “Kingdom Engagement for Civility and Mission,” he will help us to apply our two kingdom’s theology so that our political liberties can be put to work in order to protect our eternal liberties.

Also joining us will be Officer Tom Meverden of the Capital Police Department.  Tom has 22 years of law enforcement experience and has served as a division commander, SWAT operator, and Lead Crisis Negotiator.  In his session, Tom will share his experiences as an early responder to the Oak Creek Sikh temple shooting and will discuss how to create a safe worship space while not sacrificing a welcoming environment.  You will learn what your legal and moral requirements are in protecting your congregation. You will also receive information on the current state of religious based threats, how to assess your risk, and how to create the best mitigation strategies.

Women’s sessions will be led by Dr. Susan Mobley of Concordia University Wisconsin, who will talk about the life of Katie Luther as a pastor’s wife.  We will also get creative with Bible Journaling.  Childcare is provided during those sessions. The women’s sessions will be sponsored by Concordia University-Wisconsin.

If you use the “fill in” Registration Form, open it in “Acrobat” format if given the option.

Please feel free to contact any of the conference planning members listed below if you have any questions.  God’s continued blessings to all of you.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

In Him,

Pastor’s Conference Planning Committee

Rev. Charlie Brandt (                         Rev. Steve Vera (

Rev. Chris Amen (                       Rev. Jason Zobel (

Rev. Joel Brandt (              Rev. Steve Thomas (

Rev. Matt Gehrke (                  Rev. Jim McCoid (


2018 South Wisconsin District Convention

On June 10, 11 & 12, 2018, the 55th triennial convention of the South Wisconsin District – LCMS will be held at the Concordia University Wisconsin campus in Mequon under the theme “Sing His praise, His love declare.”

As God tells us in His Word, But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 1 Peter 2:9-10

Stay up-to-date with Convention News by checking this link as we near June 10, 2018.

Exhibitors: If you have had a booth at our conventions in the past,  Exhibitors Information will be mailed in March. If you do not receive this mailing, or are interested in exhibiting at our convention for the first time, or have any other questions, please contact Diana Raasch at 414-464-8228 or

2018 Voting Delegate Convention Accreditation Fill-In Form (Must be mailed in with signature)

Registration and Housing information

Online registration is now open for the 2018 District Convention at Concordia University Wisconsin, June 10-12. Registration is due by April 10. 

You can use the information from this Registration Form when you register online.

Hotel Information

Convention Meals

2018 SWD Convention Nominations Forms

2018 Call for Nominations

2018 Convention Nominee Consent and Bio fill-in form
2018 Convention Nominee Consent and Bio form

2018 Circuit Visitor Nomination form

2018 Nomination for District President form

2018 Nomination for District Vice-President form

2018 Recommendation for Board of Directors by region form

2018 Recommendation for Committee on Convention Nominations-District

2018 Recommendation for Committee on Convention Nominations-Synod

2018 Recommendation for CUW Board of Regents form

2018 Recommendation for Secretary of the District form

LWML-SWD Upcoming Events

2018 LWML SWD Winter Getaway

“Finding Faith in Films”

Jan 19-20, 2018 at Holiday Inn- Fond du Lac, WI

Keynote Speaker:  Rev. Randy Raasch

Registration can be found at

For any questions or further information, please contact Emily Woelfel:
Phone 920-268-7773.

2018 LWML SWD Convention

June 22 & 23

Milwaukee Marriott West-Waukesha

“How Beautiful”

Join us to be Engaged, Encouraged, Educated, Equipped and to Enjoy!

For more information about these and other events, please go to the LWML-SWD website’s Events Calendar.