Cheryl Ohradzansky 
LCMS Ohio District 
440.235.2297, x15 


Monday, October 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT

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Great Wolf Lodge 
2501 Great Wolf Drive
Mason, OH 45040

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2017 Fall Church Worker Conference


The annual Fall Church Workers Conference will be held at Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio.  The dates of the Conference and Retreat are Monday, October 16th to Tuesday, October 17th. Circuit Visitors and Vice-Presidents will begin their meetings on Sunday, October 15th.

Congregations are encouraged to provide the funds for both Pastor and wife to attend. Vicars, Deaconesses, Licensed Deacons, and Emeriti Pastors are also invited and would appreciate it if their congregation would underwrite the expense of the Conference.

This is a REQUIRED Conference for all active Church Workers of The Ohio District (excluding teachers, DCEs and DFLMs). If circumstances prevent you from attending, be sure to respond to the email invitation with the reason you are not able to attend. You may also send your excuse to President Cripe's assistant, Cheryl Ohradzansky, via email at

The speaker is Dr. Jeffrey Kloha, Director of Collections Operations at the Museum of the Bible based in Oklahoma City.  Dr. Kloha received the M.Div and S.T.M degrees from Concordia Seminary and the Ph.D. from the University of Leeds. He served a congregation in the Cleveland, OH area for six years and has taught at Concordia Seminary from 1999-2017 in the areas of Greek, Biblical interpretation, Pauline Epistles, and the canonical and textual development of the New Testament.

Dr. Kloha's area of research and publication is the history of the New Testament text and its manuscripts. He has published articles in Novum Testamentum, Concordia Theological Quarterly, and Concordia Journal. He is the editor of Texts and Traditions, recently published by Brill, and is researching toward publication on both the manuscripts of 1 Corinthians and the Epistle of Barnabas.

Please refer to the Conference agenda for additional details. There will be separate sessions for the wives held at the same time as the main speaker, Dr. Kloha. 

Please note: This registration and the associated fee is for the Conference and meals only. You will also need to contact Great Wolf Lodge for sleeping room reservationsTo make reservations, contact Great Wolf Lodge at 866.954.9653 prior to September 18, 2017. Ask for the Ohio District Lutheran Conference - Reservation 1710OHIO. The room rate is $104.00 per night plus $9.99 per night resort fee and taxes.

Circuit Visitors and Vice-Presidents: Since your meetings begin on Sunday, please remember to book your lodging at Great Wolf Lodge accordingly.

Click the "Register Now" button below to register for the Conference and Retreat. Spouses and children should be registered under the GUEST section of your registration.

Note: If your registration is successful you will receive a confirmation at the email address you entered as part of your registration. If you do NOT receive the confirmation, your registration did not go through and you need to try again.


A $50 late fee will be added to any late registrations.