2023 LCMS Disaster Response Conference
September 6 | 9:00 am - September 8 | 3:00 pm
The 2023 LCMS Disaster Response Conference — “Walking Together in Disaster Response” — will be held from 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, at The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod International Center in St. Louis.
The first day of the conference is ONLY for LCMS District Disaster Response Coordinators (DDRCs) and Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) trainers.
- Wednesday, Sept. 6 — 9 a.m. registration to 5 p.m.
The first day of the conference includes training, particularly on the establishment and operation of volunteer activities.
Days 2 & 3
The second and third day of conference anyone with an interest in disaster response, including DDRCs and LERT trainers.
- Thursday, Sept. 7 — 8 a.m. registration to banquet starting at 5:30 p.m.
- Friday, Sept. 8 — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The sessions, which will cover a variety of topics, will include table-top exercises, case studies and practical breakouts.
Check back soon for a detailed schedule, including speakers and presentation topics.
Specialized Spiritual Care Training Track
Introductory Series for Rostered Church Workers and Laity
For the first time, we’re also offering a specialized track for those who are interested in providing spiritual care to various groups after disasters. Continuing education units (CEUs) are available.
Conference registration is $75 per person. The cost includes two to three lunches, depending on your registration type, and the banquet on Thursday night.
Attendees are responsible for their own lodging.
Hotel rooms are available at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel for the nights of Sept. 5, Sept. 6, and Sept. 7 at a discounted room rate of $85 per night (plus applicable taxes). The discounted rate is subject to availability.
Each room includes breakfast, Wi-Fi, self-parking, and shuttle service to/from the Hilton and the International Center is also included. A fitness center and on-site restaurant are also available.
Hotel booking information will be provided in your registration confirmation email.
Contact LCMS Disaster Response at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.