Fall Pastors’ Conference


Registration and Check-In begin at 12:00 PM on Monday, October 9. Cost is $55 (Emeriti and wives $30). Register online or fill out a paper registration form and return to the district office with a check. Mail to: Iowa District East LCMS, 1100 Blairs Ferry Rd, Marion IA 52302-3093.


A housing package is available at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca for an additional $33 which includes breakfast. Rooms have been reserved at a nearby hotel for $99, but reservations must be made by September 18 in order to secure the $99 rate. Please call in to make your reservation and ask for the Lutheran Ministers Group.


8910 6th St. SW

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The Fall Pastors Conference is an Official District Conference, hence an obligatory event for pastors serving in congregations and parishes. Fees should be paid by your congregation. Every pastor must submit a registration regardless of attendance. If you are unable to attend, you must submit an official excuse. (LCMS Bylaw 4.8.2)

Unable to Attend - Excuse Form

Tentative Schedule


12:00PM  Registration
1:00PM    Opening Worship
1:45PM    Session 1
3:00PM     Break
3:30PM    Session 2
4:45PM    Closing Devotions
Supper at Camp


8:30AM      Opening Worship
9:00AM      Session 3
10:00AM    District Business
10:30AM    Break
11:00PM     Session 4
12:00PM    Lunch
1:00PM      Sectionals
2:00PM     Break
2:30PM      Session 5
3:45PM     Closing Devotions

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.