The 2023 Fall Pastors’ Conference is scheduled for October 9-10, 2023 and will be held at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca with Rev. Jeffery Hemmer presenting on Christological Anthropology. Registration is now open.
The Rev. Jeffrey B. Hemmer is assistant to the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Prior to joining the president’s staff in August 2021, Hemmer served as pastor of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairview Heights, Ill. He continues to serve as pastor there in a part-time capacity.
Born in Belleville, Ill., Hemmer received a B.A. in English from Concordia University, Nebraska, Seward, Neb., and an M.Div. from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Concordia Seminary, working on a dissertation on the theology of body and the theology of place. His other theological and academic interests include biblical masculinity and the function of Christian fathers, the role of the resurrection in Christian ethics, and martyrdom and the cross-shaped Christian life.
Hemmer is the author of Man Up!: The Quest for Masculinity (CPH, 2017); Behold the Man! Lenten and Easter sermon series (CPH, 2019); A Noble Army sermon series on the martyrs (CPH, 2020); and assorted other articles, essays and posts.