Lutheran chaplains, pastoral counselors to gather

Lutheran chaplains, pastoral counselors, and others who work in specialized ministry settings will continue a 40-year tradition when they gather Feb. 8-11, 2007, in San Antonio, Texas.

Zion XIII, the 13th triennial conference hosted by the Inter-Lutheran Coordinating Committee (ILCC) for ministries in chaplaincy, pastoral counseling, and clinical pastoral education, offers an opportunity for personal reflection and renewal for professionals who serve others.  

Keynote speakers will be Dr. Diane Jacobson, professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn., and Dr. Arthur Just, exegetical professor of New Testament at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.  They will address the conference theme, “Power and Passion for Pastoral Ministry: Biblical Metaphors and Lutheran Traditions.”

A conference highlight will be the presentation of the Christus in Mundo awards that recognize four individuals for major contributions to ministries in chaplaincy, pastoral counseling, and clinical pastoral education.

The Zion tradition began in 1967 in Zion, Ill., to highlight the importance of ministries in specialized settings.  The conference is made possible by grants from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and the ILCC.

Registration is $135 and includes all meals and three nights lodging at the Oblate Renewal Center.  An informational brochure was mailed in August to all LCMS chaplains, pastoral counselors, and others who serve specialized ministries.

For more information, contact conference registrar Judy Ladage at (314) 996-1388 or

Posted Oct. 3, 2006

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