October 11, 2021 1:00 pm — October 13, 2021 11:30 am
Lake Lawn Resort
2400 East Geneva Street

Delavan, WI 53115 United States
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October 11-13, 2021
Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan

This year’s Fall Leadership Conference will feature singer/songwriter Rachel Kurtz, and author and blogger Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ehrlich

Fall Leadership Conference Update 9/1/2021

We are moving forward with an in person event next month, October 11-13, at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan. In light of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 virus, we want to share the modifications and protocols we are putting in place to minimize the risk of transmission, which we hope will allow all who would like to gather to join us there:

  • Masks will be required during our sessions together in our main meeting room;
  • Snacks and coffee will be served in the lobby where people can distance, remove masks, and move around indoor and outdoor spaces; breaks will be longer as well;
  • Meals will be served outdoors, weather permitting; indoor meals can be taken and eaten in various spaces;
  • Singing during devotion/worship time will be only by the worship leader unless we are outdoors;
  • We are exploring how we might share portions of the event via Zoom or Facebook Live as well.

Registration deadline for those who want to lodge at Lake Lawn is next Wednesday, September 8th. Commuter registration closes on September 29th. There will be details later for those who would like to participate via Zoom for the portions of the event available that way.

Rachel Kurtz

Rachel has been touring and singing for almost 20 years. She speaks frankly about love, God, parenting, heartbreak and her infectious laugh is peppered throughout her concerts. Her songs are rife with emotion and can make you get up and dance. Whether she is singing in a bar or church, her voice can cut through the noise and gives the listener a place to rest. She has sung at the last 6 national youth gatherings and her song “Make a Difference” is sung nationwide on any given Sunday. Rachel will be with us as our worship & music leader.

Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ehrlich

The Rev. Dr. Ehrlich will also be with us for two of our sessions during this year’s Conference. She is an ELCA pastor and new Associate Dean for Community Life at General Theological Seminary in New York City. Becca, as she is known, is the author of the book, Christian Minimalism: Simple Steps for Abundant Living, and of the blog, Christian Minimalism. As we navigate life and ministry in a pandemic/post-pandemic age with all that we have learned and experienced, we will explore how Christian Minimalism might be a gift to us as leaders.

Agenda (updated)

Monday, October 11
12:15 pm – Event check-in opens (lodging check-in later)
1:00 pm – Opening time, welcome, devotion by Rachel Kurtz
2:00 pm – Break
2:30 pm – Session 1 – Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ehrlich
4:00 pm – Break to check-in to rooms/rest/walk the grounds
5:30 pm – Dinner
6:45 pm – Worship (outside, weather permitting) with Bishop Erickson (Preacher) and Rachel Kurtz (Worship Leader)
9:00 pm – Fellowship and rest

Tuesday, October 12
7:30 am – Breakfast
8:45 am – Devotion – Rachel Kurtz
9:00 am – Session 2 – Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ehrlich
10:30 am – Break
11:00 am –  Session 3 – Discussion on what continues to be true for us.
12:00 pm – Lunch and downtime (boxed lunches)
3:30 pm –  Open Space conversation – Inviting each other into topics of your choosing
5:00 pm –  Break before dinner
5:30 pm –  Dinner
7:00 pm – Rachel Kurtz concert (outside, weather permitting)
9:00 pm –  Fellowship and rest

Wednesday, October 13
7:30am –  Breakfast buffet opens
8:45 am –  Devotion – Rachel Kurtz
9:00 am –  Time with the Bishop
10:30 am – Sending worship/blessing
11:30 am –  Event closes – all checked out of rooms by this time

Conference cost

$150/per person before August 26, 2021. Prices increases to $175/person on August 26, 2021. The registration fee covers facilities, meals and snacks. We cannot reduce the fee for those attending less than the full program. Please see the cancellation deadline below.

Lodging cost

$104/night single or double occupancy for October 11-13; rooms will be reserved and paid for through the synod this year. Please do not contact the hotel directly for lodging. Those wishing to arrive a night early or stay a night beyond must contact the Lake Lawn to reserve the extra nights. Please see the cancellation deadline below.


If you are interested in learning more about childcare, please note this on your registration form. We are working on details for childcare and will do our best to make this available to you.

September 1, 2021

Childcare request deadline

September 8, 2021
12pm (noon)

Last day to register for lodging

September 29th, 2021
12pm (noon)

Last day to register for the event as a commuter


Lodging reservations canceled after September 8, 2021, cannot be refunded.
Event reservations canceled after October 4, 2021, cannot be refunded.

About Lake Lawn

Along two miles of Delavan Lake’s shoreline, Lake Lawn Resort is the ultimate destination for year-round leisure getaways, family retreats, weddings, and group meetings. Since our doors first opened over 140 years ago, our beautiful resort and historic grounds are the picturesque backdrop for memory making year after year. Learn more.


October 11, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
October 13, 2021 @ 11:30 am