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Categories: News & Announcements, President's E-news

It often seems that life is all about choices. As I reflect on my life, there are choices I’ve made that have truly blessed my life. The choice to go to Concordia College in Bronxville was so influential on my life. That’s where I met the love of my life. The choice to ask Edith to marry me is one of the greatest, talk about marrying up—I am very blessed. The choice to go to the seminary, the choice to buy a home, the choice to have children, all have been blessings. However, there are choices that have not been so great also.

This past summer our denomination was faced with choices, and voices spoke loudly and clearly on a variety of issues. In fact, sometimes it became more loud than clear, but that’s a whole other blog. The point is, when we need to choose, we are able to do that. We make millions of choices each day. Which socks will I wear; what tie; which earrings and necklace; which shoes, and it could go on. What will I eat today? How will I get to work or school today? I love the folks that wait until the last minute to decide, they’re usually driving in front of me…  Life is filled with choices!

The only thing that we definitely don’t choose is God’s grace. It’s a gift, already given to us. Paul reminds us, “For by grace have you been saved through faith, and this not of yourself, it’s the gift of God not by works so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance that we might walk in them.” This passage, so familiar to many Lutherans, was a rally cry of the Reformation. It was a reminder that nothing we do, no choice that we make, no decision can impact what God has done for us in Jesus Christ. By His merit and favor, we have eternal life and salvation. We don’t choose God because in Christ Jesus our Lord we were chosen before the foundation of the world. Jesus said, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you to bear fruit, fruit that will last.” We are special. We are loved. We are chosen with a purpose, to bear fruit for Jesus. We’re called to engage in the Master’s business.

As we live as His chosen ones in the world, we are called to be witnesses of His light. God chose us and called us with purpose to connect people to Jesus. Our worship life isn’t only about satisfying our own personal spiritual needs. God calls us to be built up so He can send us out. The Church is always at its best when it is a sending agency. Recently someone shared with me how the congregation they attend has sent a missionary to Africa, and that the congregation supports this missionary and his mission very passionately. At the same time he lamented that they do absolutely nothing for their local community. The truth is, we live in what is now considered the third largest mission field in the world. Africa is sending their missionaries here to evangelize the United States! Here’s my point—the opportunities for sending missionaries exist all around your church, and, by the way, God chose you to be His missionary, and He planted you right where you are to reach more people with the love of Jesus.

The other day I received a letter from one of our pastors concerned about our choices, or, in his words, lack of choices, in this political season. His purpose in writing me was to serve as a reminder that we as Christians have an obligation, a vested interest, a responsibility to be engaged. In fact, this is part of engaging in the Master’s business. It’s part of Luther’s theology of the two kingdoms, the spiritual realm and the civil realm. We aren’t excluded from the civil realm at all, but for the sake of Jesus and our Christian values stand up for what we believe and profess. That, my friends, is becoming ever increasingly important in a day that has devalued our Judeo-Christian values and sought to neuter the Church. Jesus said, to Peter in Matthew 16, “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” This is not a picture of the Church holding back hell from breaking in. Instead it’s a picture of the Church breaking down the gates of hell to reclaim those who have been ravaged by the impact of sin and the devil. Some would say that’s where we intersect with politics. It’s so important that Churches understand their duty and rights when it comes to politics. Your church may NOT endorse a particular candidate or political party, but it CAN encourage the body of Christ to get out and vote. We hear all too often stories about Christians who choose not to vote because it’s all in God’s hands. God has chosen you to be His representative in the world, not to be of the world, but to operate in the world as an ambassador for Him.

President James A. Garfield, who served our nation as its 20th President, was also a lay minister of the Gospel. He was assassinated in office and served from March 1881 through September 1881. He had served as a major general in the Civil War and had a passion to see this nation return to honoring Jesus Christ. He wrote to the nation about the nation, “The people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities….If the next centennial does not find us a great nation…it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.”

The truth is, if we’re to impact our culture for the sake of Jesus, we need to be involved as examples of the light of Jesus in dark places. That includes becoming active in national elections, regardless of your political views. You have a choice, so let your voice be heard. Don’t worry about how God is going to bless this nation, that’s His business. Our business is to represent Him and share His grace and love, with a world that is mired in sin. Yes, we confront the sins around us with God’s law without compromise. But the goal is always to point people to Jesus, and to somehow help them turn their hearts to Him for forgiveness and new life.

As you consider the fact that you have been chosen, and that you have choices, may God’s Spirit fill you with wisdom and joy to engage in the Master’s business!

In His grip,


Educators Conference Offering Recipient

Categories: Educators' Conference, News & Announcements

fibrphotoDear colleagues in Christ,

In just a few weeks, we will gather for the 2016 District Educators Conference.  Each year, a recipient is designated for the offering received during our worship service together.  I can only begin to imagine how many people have been blessed by those offerings over the years.  This year, we are asking you to do something a little bit different.

While Baton Rouge Lutheran School was untouched by the floodwaters, nearly 50% of the homes of children who attend the school were flooded.  More than 50% of the school faculty and staff had 6-8 feet of water in their homes.   The tragedy is also an opportunity…an opportunity to show our love and unity in Christ with those who are hurting so.

For this year’s offering, we are asking you to bring gift cards (Walmart, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Visa are suggested) in any amount, to place in the offering plates.  The gifts cards will be sent to the Southern District Education Executive, Mr. Glenn Gerber, who will in turn deliver them to Baton Rough Lutheran for distribution to families in need.  You might also choose to include a card or note of encouragement with your offering.   If you choose to extend the opportunity to give to the entire school, that is ok too!

Your prayers and your worship offering will go a long way toward encouraging our neighbors across the Gulf.  Just another way to be, “All Things 2 All People.”


Blessings to you all,

Mark A. Brink

Executive Director for School and Youth Ministries
Florida-Georgia District, LC-MS
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd.  Suite 500
Orlando, FL  32822

Flooding in Baton Rouge

Targeting the Future

Categories: News & Announcements, President's E-news

Dear Friends,

As we head into the fall season, I want to share a few thoughts about the work we do together as the District. The Florida-Georgia Board of Directors, a number of years ago, adopted three critical targets. They include Leadership, Congregations and Outreach. The thought is that if we are to stand back and reflect on what is necessary to best equip, empower and engage to connect people to Jesus, these three things are essential. We want to raise up leaders, strengthen congregations and always keep our mission-focus through outreach.

In archery a target is what you aim at and the goal is to hit the target. When it comes to critical targets for an organization, the goal isn’t simply to hit the target, as if once you’ve hit the target you’ve completed it and are done. Rather, with critical targets the goal, as in archery, is to learn to continually hit the target. Over the many years that I have served in the Florida-Georgia District I have experienced many times when we’ve “hit” these three targets, yet they are still before us.

The Apostle Paul writes in Philippians 3:12-16, “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. Only let us hold true to what we have attained.” Our gracious God has done marvelous things in, and through, the Florida-Georgia District. Many have been touched with the love of Jesus, many have been baptized, confirmed, married and buried in the faith because of the work that has been done in this District. However, God’s call to us is to press on!

These targets are not linear, but rather cylindrical, always moving in a circle. Strong and healthy leaders will lead to strong and healthy congregations, and strong and healthy congregations will naturally be engaged in outreach with the good news about Jesus, which leads back to the opportunity to raise up more leaders, and so on. Here are some of the ways that we are pressing on and “practicing” to continually work at hitting those three targets.

In the area of leadership we are working to provide the best resources and opportunities for our professional church workers that we can. We have committees that have put together awesome conference opportunities for workers to challenge and strengthen their skills sets for ministry. Certainly anyone will only get out of a conference what they put into it, but I can assure you that for both the pastors and educators conferences, great attention and care is taken to ensure that it is worth the very valuable time of those who participate.

In addition, we have brought in ministry partners to make it easier for our workers to participate in national programs. We have a working relationship with Pastoral Leadership Institute, Grace Place Wellness, and Doxology, who will all operate within the boundaries of the Florida-Georgia District this coming year, beginning this fall. In addition we have created with Kurt Bickel and Cornerstone a program called “Emergent Leaders.” What is unique about this training is that it is not only for professional church workers, but is inclusive of lay leaders as well, an area that we hope to spend more energy and focus on in the days ahead.

In the area of congregations the focus is on revitalizing ministries, encouraging them to embrace their community and engage in the Master’s business. We have several outside consultants available to congregations who desire to invest and renew their commitment to mission and ministry. Among them, I have deployed on a number of occasions Pastor Scott Gress, who serves on the staff of Lutheran Counseling Services in Orlando. Scott will work with congregations to help assess areas of challenge. In addition, he is a certified coach, and has coached a number of pastors, and in some cases lay leaders, to move them forward in ministry.

In this target of congregations we include the excellent work of Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF), your ministry partner. LCEF has come alongside many of our ministries providing capital funding services, stewardship programs, not to mention loans. Our LCEF District Vice-President, Daniel J. Reichard, is constantly out on the road sharing the many free resources available to congregations through LCEF, including bringing Architectural Advisor, Greg Beste, along to help assess the physical needs of a campus.

All these things are done to help you hit the target of serving Jesus in your local community. Jesus said, “Let your light so shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16. The District Office and Staff don’t exist to draw attention away from your ministry, but instead, to undergird your ministry so that it shines in your community. Like the foundation of a house, our job isn’t to be seen, but to support you so that you are better equipped to reach people in your community with the good news of the gospel.

The target of outreach is one of the most crucial, but I believe that it often fails to happen because we often lack leadership or healthy congregations. The final command that Jesus gave His disciples before ascending into heaven was an outreach command. He said, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit; and teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” Jesus also gives that privilege and responsibility to each of His followers. As a healthy rose will bloom naturally, outreach is the natural outcome for believers. It’s what we were created to do.

Certainly a part of this is planting new missions. Many of us can remember when it was common to plant new missions, and we marveled at how quickly they often grew. That doesn’t seem to be as common in our day. Could it be that we’ve not taken the command of Jesus seriously? Could it be that we’ve neglected the One who chose us and called us to bear fruit by failing to bear fruit for Him?

We have partnered with Lutheran Hour Ministries and even participated in a pilot program, The Outreach Initiative. We have seen some great things from this, but it’s only one avenue to explore. Shouldn’t it be our goal to find as many ways as possible to build relationships and share the good news of Jesus?

I was blessed last month to visit the North Georgia Mountains with my family. We visited the Vineyard of one of our LCMS members, and in the middle of the Vineyard was a giant Cross, very visible from the tasting room. Over and over, as guests entered that tasting room the question was asked why there was a big cross in the vineyard. It was an open opportunity for witness from my friend, who didn’t miss the opportunity. The truth is, these opportunities to testify to our faith in Jesus are all around us. Reaching out in the name of Jesus isn’t the same as growing a church. It’s all about caring for the eternal welfare of a soul. If we love people with the love of Jesus it may just be the seed that God plants to bring someone into faith or back into a faith relationship with Him.

For this reason we were chosen in Christ and called as His servants. Outreach isn’t only about pastors reaching their communities with the good news of Jesus. It’s about all of us being disciples of Jesus and telling the good news to those who need to hear. Maybe that means where you work or go to school. In some cases, maybe it’s just in your own family.

It has been said that actions speak louder than words. I didn’t grow up in a typical ministry family. I’m the first pastor in my family. But my father’s faith was a huge influence on my life. He was the manager of loans and finances, and I remember as a kid visiting his work from time to time. In fact, my first job was near his office. I would stop in occasionally at lunch, and almost every time he was studying the Bible during his lunch hour. His employees would see him studying, and knew his character, and would often ask him questions about faith and spirituality. He never had to push his faith. It was evident in how he lived. I pray that it would be so for each of us as well. This is the heart of outreach.

Critical Targets of leadership, congregations, and outreach, form the focus of our ministry together. May God grant us wisdom and grace to always be about the Master’s business as we work together to connect people to Jesus.


Your fellow servant,


Rev. Gregory S. Walton, President
FLGA District, LCMS

Lutheran Life 2016 vol 4

Categories: Lutheran LIFE, News & Announcements
The latest issue of Lutheran Life is in the mail to subscribers and is also available online.

This issues features the following:

  • LIFELINES:  Message from the President
  • 2016 Annual Report Edition of LIFE
  • Thrivent Members Support Orlando
  • District LWML Preparing for Convention
  • Leading Volunteers and Growing People
  • Outreach Initiative – “Me a Witness!”
  • LCEF Vision Path
  • District Stewardship Summing Offers INsights, Encouragement
  • New Concept for Educators Conference
  • District Ministries Respond to Orlando Tragedy with Compassion, Comfort
  • Florida-Georgia District LCMS Convention Participants
  • Calendar
  • District Capsules
  • Regional news
  • and much more

Watch for it in your mailbox, or read it online by using the link below:

Life 2016 vol 4

Lutheran Counseling Services Offers Ministerial Assistance Program

Categories: Educators' Conference, News & Announcements

Ministerial Assistance Program (MAP), a service of the FL-GA District and Lutheran Counseling Services is designed to help clergy, church workers, educators, parish nurses, secretaries, etc. and their families cope with the challenges and demands of church life and work. During this President’s Convocation our FL-GA District MAP services continue. Rev. Dr. Rick Armstrong, LMFT and Megan Miessler, LCSW, DCE will be with us for “conversation and consultation.”

  1. Assessment, referral and/or therapy for an individual, marriage or family concern
  2. A pastoral care congregational, staff, church school, or church governance issue
  3. A vocational crisis or redirection
  4. Help with a church worker or parishioner grievance

Whatever the issue, MAP can offer help, hope & healing through quality confidential assistance.

Call ahead of time (800-444-2842) to schedule an appointment or visit their booth at the Educators Conference to schedule a time with Rick Armstrong or Megan Miessler.

2016 Educators Conference Registration

Categories: Educators' Conference, News & Announcements

Educators Conference LogoThe 2016 FLGA District Educators Conference will be here before we know it!.  All the materials you will need to register for this uplifting event can be found on the Educators Conference webpage at: 

Important information and dates to note:

  • The Early Bird deadline is Friday, August 26.  If you want to take advantage of the early bird registration rate of $195 per person you will need to submit your registration, including payment by that date.  Registration information can be found here.
  • Ben Eggers Award Nominations and Barnabas Son of Encouragement Nominations are due in the District Office by Wednesday, August 31.
    • Ben Eggers Award information can be found here.
    • Download Son of Encouragement Award information here.
  • So many people have been affected by recent acts of violence in our world, our country, and our communities.  You might be interested in talking to a voice of reason from the professional counselors at Lutheran Counseling Services.  For more information, click here.


This Week Gods Pantry

Categories: News & Announcements

IMG_0629A ministry of Risen Savior Lutheran Church….

Dear Friends,

Today was Organized Chaos to say the least. We were blessed with 15,000 pounds of food that was distributed to 861 people. Between the paperwork and extreme heat (Heat index 101), it was a challenging day.

Once a year our clients have to fill out their paperwork coinciding with the Federal fiscal year.  Today was our first day.  It is only 7 questions but it is amazing how that can throw us off by changing our cadence. We were there 45 minutes later tonight than last week which had been a record week.

This week the favorites were cereal that we purchased thanks to an extra donation and apple-cherry juice.  The clients love juice even though it makes the boxes heavier.  They also appreciated the oil and egg noodles along with all the other goodies.


IMG_0616We are truly blessed in that every cent donated goes to food. A volunteer comes each week and takes the excess cardboard and encourages our clients to also take some. In this way, we don’t need a dumpster.  Volunteers use their own vehicles and gas at least twice a week to pick up our food supplies.   Printing and paper have been donated. Fully 100% of donations go to food or toiletries.  The local grocery stores have even been giving us the bags to wrap sandwiches in. This is why we have been able to do so much with so little. God has blessed us.

Fred  R. Anderson
Council President
Risen Savior Lutheran Church
“Changing Lives by Proclaiming our Risen Savior”



The Harvest

Categories: News & Announcements

The newest issue of the Outreach Blog is available! This month’s issue talks about the harvest being ready.


Here is a text version of this month’s blog: Outreach Blog #5 – The Harvest

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Living for Jesus All Summer Long

Categories: News & Announcements, President's E-news

This month the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod gathers in Milwaukee for the 66th Regular Convention. The theme that gathers us is “Upon This Rock,” pointing us to Peter’s confession of Jesus, and Jesus’ response to Peter in Matthew 16:18. We confess our faith in Jesus, and we do that through repentance, through proclamation and through praise. As the Synod meets in convention, this is the chief legislative group within our denominations, decisions are made, issues are addressed, and fellowship ensues. Occasionally things get heated…

Over the years I’ve attended a few conventions. I’ve seen the turmoil, I’ve experience the exuberance, and I’ve renewed acquaintances from years past.  Conventions offer delegates the chance to see the church at its very best, and sometimes, struggling with our sinful humanity. I have often thought that when you move a group of LCMS people into a confined space for several days, while emotions can run high, we always ought to bear in mind the public witness that we portray. In a day when many have, by and large, already written off the church, how we live out our faith in the world matters. Jesus said, “By this will all men [and women] know you are My disciples, if you have love one for another” John 13:35. The world is watching us, and when what we proclaim doesn’t match how we live, especially with one another, it creates confusion.

Our witness is almost more important in how we treat one another within the household of faith. Even the world knows that if we can’t treat each other with love and respect, how can we love the world with the love of Jesus? John writes to the Christian community in 1 John 4, “We love because He first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from Him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.”

When we become believers in Jesus He calls us to live for Him and to make disciples for Him. Our privilege and responsibility to live for Jesus isn’t meant to be only when it is convenient. His intent and desire is that we live it out every day. There really is no summer break from our faith, or at least there shouldn’t be.

One of the things I love about summer is that often schedules slow down, families go on vacation or at least spend more time together. I know companies that will flex their hours during the summer months, providing families an opportunity to travel. I remember how the traveling sometimes had a negative impact on the church attendance and that had an impact on the service. It always seemed like everyone picked the same week to go away. I remember certain members who would always bring back a bulletin from the place they had worshiped while away. I had one who used to say, “I may take a vacation from work, but I don’t take a vacation from church. Just because I’m not here doesn’t mean that I haven’t found another place to worship.”

I really appreciated his attitude. We never take a vacation from our faith! In fact, how we live our lives, whether at home, work or vacation, or even at a convention, should reflect the love of Jesus within us. Did you realize that each of us can impact how someone views Jesus? You might be the only representative of Jesus a person ever meets. How we live is important.

In May I had the privilege to travel with some of our Circuit Visitors to a training event in Charlotte, NC. One evening I was with a couple of other participants, and we decided to go to an Indian Restaurant. I have to be honest that I was a bit hesitant, simply because I know that Indian food can often be spicy, and I don’t always get along well with spicy food. The Lord had a plan. On our way into the restaurant we met one of the trainers, and he encouraged us to talk to the owner about his mother who had passed away recently. He told us that the man had a powerful story. So as we were seated we asked if the owner was there and if we could speak to him.

He came over to our table and we told him what our friend had said. The man had not been a believer in Jesus, but was converting to the Christian faith. Here’s why. His mother was sick with cancer, and they all knew she was dying. He told us of the small village where he was raised as a child. There were over 600 Hindu families in his village, but only two Christians in the whole village. They were kind of outcasts. When his mother was diagnosed with cancer the two Christian women came and visited her. One of them offered to pray for her every day, which she did. About two weeks before she died his mother made a profession of faith, and became a believer in Jesus. When he arrived about a week after his mother’s conversion he could immediately see a difference in her, even though she was being eaten away by cancer. He said that she had a joy and a peace, and she would offer prayers to Jesus. He had never seen her like this before.

The son was perplexed by the changes, but not completely convinced. Interestingly, he moved to Charlotte to marry a Christian woman from there who had a very conservative Christian background. He told us that his in-laws were very concerned at the wedding because he didn’t share her faith. Anyway, he spent about a week with his mother before she died and the Spirit was at work in him. He knew that death was coming, and that she was at peace with it, but when it happened he told us that he didn’t know what to do. So he immediately sent for the Christian lady, the prayer warrior. He said she came immediately, and was there within five minutes of his mother’s death. She prayed with him, and stayed with him, comforted him, and her witness, along with the change he saw in his mother, transformed his life.

Here was a man who was married to a Christian lady who was living out her faith, who had heard the stories of Jesus from his in-laws, who simply had no interest. What seemed to make all the difference was the love of Jesus flowing through this Christian prayer warrior. He was so deeply touched that he couldn’t wait to get back and tell his family. We saw him about two weeks after he arrived home and the excitement in his voice served to remind us all of our calling to be witnesses of Jesus. We prayed with him and for him. It was exciting to see that joy in him! And, by the way, the food was great—although I had the least spice you could possibly have…

How we live out our faith in the world should not be discounted. People aren’t often convinced by our words only, but when our actions support what we say, it can be a powerful witness. James, the brother of Jesus, expressed this to the followers of Jesus when he wrote: “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works” (Jas 2:14–18). James seems to be saying that faith is always expressed through actions that amplify that faith, not in order to earn or work for God’s grace or forgiveness, as if we could deserve it, but rather as an expression of one who has received these gifts.

Pray for our Synod in Convention, that we would stand “Upon This Rock” of Jesus and make a bold confession together to the world of our love for each other, and for all whom Jesus died to save. Pray for your church in these summer months when people are traveling and things sometimes get tight financially. Mostly, pray for your witness to the world right in your own community, that you would grow in imitating Jesus as you grow in His grace and love.

In His peace,

Stewardship Summit, Boca Raton, FL

Categories: News & Announcements

Join us…..

  • Do you have a Biblical understanding of Stewardship?
  • Does the word STEWARDSHIP frighten you?
  • Are you looking for ways to unite your congregations in the work of God’s Kingdom?
  • Are you looking to do a church retreat for the leaders of your congregation but don’t have the funds to do it?

All these questions can be answered and many more in a two day Stewardship Summitsponsored by the Florida Georgia District held at St Paul Lutheran Church in Boca Raton, Florida on August 19 – 20, 2016.

You will love the cost – FREE – you just have to get there.  No cost for registration or food but we do need you to register by August 8th so we can make sure the food and all the seminars are ready for you.  To be good stewards ourselves, we ask you to start planning today to attend in August.

As an incentive we are offering your congregation a gift –If your average attendance on a Sunday morning is less than 100 and you have four attending from your church – Your church will receive a $100 gift card to be used for ministry.  If your average attendance on a Sunday morning is over 100 – if you have six attending from your congregation your church will receive a $100 gift card. Bring as many as you want – the more the merrier.  See you in Boca Raton!

Breakouts  Review this file before registering.




Registration Registration is now closed.

Announcing the Young Adult Social Event for 21 – 40 year olds.

  • When:    Friday August 19th in conjunction with the Stewardship Summit
  • Where:   St Paul Lutheran Church & School, Boca Raton, FL
  • Time:      8:15pm, immediately following the closing devotions

Meet other young adults active or interested in being engaged with ministries and service opportunities.  Come and get connected; networking with others who have a heart for Jesus and a desire to do more for Him.

For further information & to RSVP contact Jeremy Becker,

For more information on the Stewardship Summit and to register follow this link;