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Registration for Fall Leadership Conference has closed. We regret that we are unable to accept any late registrations or walk-ins for this event.

(formerly Fall Theological Conference)
October 14-16, 2019
The Abbey Resort on Lake Geneva

Featuring the Rev. Dr. Elieshi Mungure, Area Secretary of Africa, Department for Mission and Development, with Lutheran World Federation. She is a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. She holds a Ph.D. from Luther Seminary. Prior to accepting the call to LWF, Dr. Mungure served as Professor of Theology and Dean of Students at Makumira University College in Tanzania. We will also be welcoming a delegation from our partners in the Meru Diocese of Tanzania who will be visiting our Greater Milwaukee Synod in October. She will invite us into conversation about Gender Justice as a Matter of Faith Action.

The Fall Leadership Conference is open to all Rostered Ministers and congregational leaders.

(Subject to minor revision)

Monday, Oct. 14
12:15 – 1:00  –  Registration/Sign-in (lunch on your own)
1:00 – 2:15  –  Welcome, Introductions, and Setting the Stage
2:45 – 4:15 – Session 1 – Dr. Mungure Presentation and Discussion
4:30 – 5:30  –  Fellowship and Lodging check-in
5:30 – 6:30  –  Dinner
6:45 – 9:00  –   Time with Meru Partners, Worship
9:00  – Fellowship, Rest

Tuesday, Oct. 15
7:30 – 8:30  –  Breakfast Buffet
8:30 – 10:00  – Session 2 – Dr. Mungure Presentation and Discussion
10:15 – 11:15 – Time with Bishop Erickson
11:15 – 12:15 – Adaptive Leadership Preview with John Holm and Jonah Overton
12:15 – 12:45  – Lunch
12:45 – 3:00  – Free Time
3:00 – 5:00  –  Exploring Our Perspectives on Gender and the Church – Panel and Discussion
5:15 – 6:00  – Fellowship Time
6:00 – 7:00  – Dinner
7:15 – 8:15  – Worship with Holy Communion
8:15  – Fellowship, Rest

Wednesday, Oct. 16
7:30 – 8:30  – Breakfast Buffet
8:30 – 9:00  – Worship
9:00 – 10:00  – Reflectionm w/Bishops Kitoi and Erickson
10:00 – 11:30 – Session 3 – Dr. Mungure Presentation and Discussion
11:45  – Sending (lunch on your own)

Deadlines, Fees, and Childcare

Conference cost

$150/person before September 1, 2019. Prices increase to $175/person on September 1, 2019. 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 room cost at The Abbey

$139/night single or double occupancy for October 14 – 16; 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 Abbey to reserve the extra nights. Please see the cancellation deadline below.


will be available and provided on-site by childcare employees of The Abbey during the main morning and afternoon sessions. We ask that parents keep their children with them during meal times, free time, and in the evenings. There is no cost for childcare to families, but during the registration process, you will need to indicate which of the four sessions (Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon and/or Wednesday morning) occur at times for which you will want care for your child. Please see the reservation deadline below.

September 1, 2019

  • Childcare registration deadline
  • Last day to register with Abbey lodging

October 4, 2019

  • Last day to register as a commuter (no lodging)

About Refunds

  • Lodging reservations canceled after September 11, 2019, cannot be refunded.
  • Event reservations canceled after October 10, 2019, cannot be refunded.

About the Abbey

*There are many wonderful amenities available at The Abbey in addition to the beautiful grounds. Visit the Abbey’s website to learn more.


October 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
October 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm