Nebraska Lutheran Laymen’s League Convention

2023 Nebraska District Lutheran Laymen’s League Convention

Date and Location: The 2023 Nebraska District LLL Convention will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 1100 G Street, Fairbury, NE on March 18, 2023.

Theme: “Telling the Good News,” taken from Mark 16:15 & 20.

Speaker: Guest speaker for the event will be Rev. Dr. Kurt Taylor of Concordia University, Wisconsin. Rev. Dr. Kurt Taylor is an Associate Professor of Theology and serves as the director of the Church Ministries program at Concordia University Wisconsin. He grew up in Des Moines, Iowa at Mt. Olive Church and School, graduated from Concordia College Wisconsin in 1988, Concordia Seminary St. Louis in 1992, and the University of Windsor/Ashland University in 2007. He and his wife Christine have been married 34 years and have two children, Christian (1996), who is a sports broadcaster in Baltimore, MD, and Karinna (1999) who is pursuing a theater career in Chicago. He served as sole pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church and School-Rantoul (Potter), WI from 1993-2003, and as Senior Pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church and School-Waltz (New Boston), MI from 2003-2017. Kurt is also a Chaplain, Lt. Col. in the US Air Force, having served 24 years. He currently serves as head chaplain at the 110th Air Wing in Battle Creek, MI.

Registration: Pre-registration is $50.00 per person if registered by March 1st, 2023. Registration at the door will be $60.00. Register early and save some money. (Registration forms will be included in next month’s newsletter and available here soon.) Pre-registration checks can be sent to Nathan Schardt, 2325 Road 5300, Davenport, NE 68335 with payment made out to Zone 9 LLL. Registration at the convention will be from 9:00 to 9:30 AM on March 18th.  Please note: No payment will be accepted by the district office or on our online payment portal.

Lodging: Loding is not included in the registration fee. Please make your own reservations using the group rate available at the Edgewood Hotel and Suites, 1503 K Street, Fairbury NE 68352 ( Reservations made by February 18th get the group rate of $94.99, single or double two queen beds per room. (402) 587-5082

Questions and additional information: If you have any questions or suggestions, call or text Neal Onnen for quicker response. (By mail to: Neal Onnen, 71252 559 Ave.; Fairbury, NE 68352; by phone at 402-300-0533; or by email at

Brian Booe of Zone 1 is again making beautiful and unique metal crosses for a silent auction at the convention in support of the Nebraska District Special Project.

Registration form AVAILABLE HERE

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