Leadership Conference

2021: “John: The Gospel We Need for Today’s World”

September 28-30, 2021, Temple Gardens, Moose Jaw

Keynote Speaker: Karoline M. Lewis (Due to COVID-19 concerns, Rev. Dr. Lewis will be presenting virtually)

Biography (from Luther Seminary website)

The Rev. Karoline M. Lewis is the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary and she previously taught at Candler School of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary, and Augsburg College.

Lewis is the author of SHE: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry (including an accompanying facilitator guide, participant guide, and DVD) and John: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries, as well as numerous articles for The Christian CenturyFeasting on the WordFeasting on the GospelsCurrents in Theology and MissionLutheran ForumWord & WorldAbingdon Preaching Annual, and Odyssey Network’s ON Scripture. She was one of the 100 religious scholars in the United States to contribute to the Values and Voices Campaign (valuesandvoices.com).

Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Lewis holds degrees from Northwestern University (B.A.), Luther Seminary (M.Div.), and Emory University (Ph.D., New Testament Studies and Homiletics). She has served as Treasurer of Academy of Homiletics and Regional Coordinator for the Upper Midwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Lewis is a regular preacher/presenter at the Festival of Homiletics and leads conferences, workshops, and retreats internationally on the Gospel of John, the New Testament, interpreting the Bible, preaching, leadership, and women in ministry. She is a contributing writer for Working Preacher, author of the site’s Dear Working Preacher column, and co-host of the site’s weekly podcast, Sermon Brainwave. Visit karolinelewis.com for resources on preaching and being a woman in ministry.


2019: “Yet Will I  Sing: The Psalms as Guide to Spiritual Life”

September 24 to 26, 2019

Temple Gardens, Moose Jaw, SK

Schedule: Saskatchewan Synod Fall Leadership Conference 2019 Revised Agenda

 Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Kristine Ruffatto, Associate Professor of Old Testament, LTS, Saskatoon






2018: Re-visioning Evangelism

September 25 to 27, 2018

Temple Gardens, Moose Jaw, SK


Keynote Speaker:  Rev Dr William Harrison, President LTS, Saskatoon, SK

“As a scholar, my current focus is on understanding and helping people to communicate the good news of Christ Jesus in today’s context.  This includes work on everything from the World Religions conversation to spending time with people in challenged rural and urban churches.  For me, this task is rooted in the Christian tradition, so that it connects directly to my other interests in the Reformation (with a focus on the English Reformation) and on Trinitarian and Christological theology.”

For more information about Dr Harrison see Lutheran Theological Seminary 

2017: Enriching our Worship Life

September 26 to 28, 2017

Bella Vista Inn, Humboldt, SK

Dirk G. LangeKeynote Speaker: Dirk Lange, Associate Professor of Worship, Luther Seminary.

Dirk’s ministerial experience has covered a wide spectrum of activities, but all under one umbrella: liturgy in the lives of people. During the 1980s, as a brother of Taizé, he worked with church leaders and many lay people involved with the prayer groups in the Eastern European underground. During the early 1990s, he was engaged with the prayer and songs of Taizé. After leaving Taizé, he came to LTSP to study under Gordon Lathrop and then went on to do doctoral work under Don Saliers and Mark Jordan at Emory. He is editor and contributor of “Ordo: Bath, Word, Prayer, Table” (OSL, 2006), an introduction to liturgical theology and festschrift in honor of Dr. Lathrop. With Luther and Derrida as dialogue partners, Dr. Lange queries theology, its disruption and its rewriting, through the lens of the liturgy. He has been involved with the Renewing Worship project of the ELCA, serving on the editorial board for Daily Prayer as well as participating on the development panels for Holy Communion. He has published several articles in the liturgical journal Worship as well as in several other scholarly journals. He is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy (NAAL) and founder and convener of the seminar group on Liturgy and Postmodern Questions. He is also a member of American Academy of Religion (AAR), Societas Liturgica and the Academy of Homiletics. He has also served parishes in Atlanta and Philadelphia.

Additional Event Highlights

  • Tuesday evening Communion Service at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church
  • Wednesday supper and worship at St. Peter’s Abbey in Munster, SK. Worship will be led by Rev. Dr. Dirk Lange
  • Oasis on site at Bella Vista Inn at BV Bar
  • Peer Presentations
  • Tour of St. Peter’s Cathedral and Abbey – Muenster (Optional during Wednesday free time)


Past Conferences 

Leadership Conference 2016

Leadership Conference 2015

Leadership Conference 2014

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