2022 Convocation & Convention Combined Meetings

Location: Mt Carmel | Alexandria MN

May 5 – 7, 2022 ••• Mt. Carmel in Alexandria MN

2022 Convocation & Convention Event

One Trip - Two Great Events!!

The Word Alone


Thursday May 5, 2022
6:00PM Registration*/Check-In
(Supper on your own)

“Where’s the Truth”
with Guest Speaker Pastor Chris Croghan

*While the emphasis for this event focuses on raising up the next generation of ministry leaders, all pastors are encouraged to attend and to invite ANYONE interested in parish ministry.

The Preached Word


Friday May 6, 2022
8:00AM  Registration/Check-In

Annual Convocation of the Cross

“Luther’s Outlaw God”
with Guest Speaker Pastor Chris Croghan

The Sent Word


Saturday May 7, 2022
9:00AM Registration/Check-in

Annual District Convention

“Jesus’ Life/Our Bodies”

with Guest Speakers
Pastor Julie Smith
Pastor Mike Bradley

Meet The Speakers

Chris Crogan

Pastor Chris Croghan

Sioux Falls Seminary faculty member
Director of Luther House of Study
Guest Speaker Thursday & Friday

Christopher Croghan serves on the Sioux Falls Seminary faculty part-time in addition to his role as Director of the Luther House of Study. Croghan, an ordained minister and is an instructor specializing in Associate in Ministry training. Croghan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991 from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD, and his Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, MN. He recently completed his Ph.D. in Church History at Luther Seminary.

As a Luther scholar, his interests and expertise include the Reformation, life and theology of Luther, Lutheran Confessions, Luther’s catechisms, and many other areas. As a member of the faculty, he provides guidance to Lutheran students at Sioux Falls Seminary–helping them foster a professional ethos compatible with Lutheran congregations.

Julie Smith

Pastor Julie Smith

LCMC Coordinator for Districts & Fellowship Groups
Guest Speaker Saturday

Julie Smith is LCMC’s Coordinator for Districts and Fellowship Groups. 

Julie Smith is a life-long Lutheran and became a pastor in 1998. She has served congregations in Clarkfield, Bock, and Springfield (all in Minnesota). In addition, she served for several years as a Bible camp director. She is also a co-founder of St. Paul Lutheran Seminary.

Julie’s main hobby is running around to whatever activities her seven nieces and nephews are involved in. She is a sports fan, and while high school football is a favorite, NBA games featuring any former Minnesota Timberwolves are a close second. Like all Minnesotans, Julie believes as many summer days as possible should be spent at the lake, with the Twins on the radio. Please don’t ask her about the Vikings. 

Julie is a graduate of Luther Seminary and loves any opportunity to teach, whether that’s leading silly Bible skits with first graders or giving seminary students some pointers in preaching. She has previously served on the LCMC Board of Trustees and has worked with the Augustana and Epiphany Districts of LCMC.

Pastor Mike Bradley

LCMC Service Coordinator
Guest Speaker Saturday

Mike brings 40 plus years of leadership and ministry experience, having served in Lutheran congregations in Nebraska and South Dakota as a youth pastor, worship leader, associate pastor, and senior pastor. He also served as President for The Master’s Institute Seminary for ten years and most recently, as Director for the Alliance of Renewal Churches (ARC). Mike is passionate about helping leaders and congregations create an atmosphere that is a safe place for developing healthy leaders and disciples in the church, and equipping God’s people for lives of effective witness and ministry in the world. He is the author of the book, Being a Safe Place for the Dangerous Kind, in which he articulates the essential connection between solid theology and healthy practice in mission and ministry.

Mike and his wife, Debi, enjoy reading, hiking, and swimming, and Mike enjoys the occasional golf outing. They have five adult children – Andrew, Joseph, Rachel, Stephen and Benjamin, and three grandsons – Michael, Isaac, and Lucas. Mike and Debi live in Gilbert, Arizona with their three-year old white Labrador, Maggie Mae.

Saturday: Who May Vote? Who May Attend?

From our Constitution:

5.03. Each congregation shall be entitled to two delegates at all conventions where Augustana business is conducted. Congregations with average worship attendance in excess of 500 shall be entitled to one additional delegate for every additional 250 average worship attendees over the 500 member base. Delegates shall be selected by member congregations pursuant to such internal procedures as member congregations may, from time to time, adopt. The manner of determining how delegates cast votes on behalf of their respective member congregations at conventions shall be determined by the member congregation on whose behalf the delegates are acting. Pastors not identified as delegates by a congregation shall be entitled to voice but not vote at Augustana conventions.

We welcome all people to attend the Augustana District Convention. Participants will register as “Voting  delegates,” “Member” or “Guest” as defined below:

Voting Delegate

Voting Delegates of the District Convention are delegates chosen by Member Congregations as outlined above. Please register as a “Voting Delegate.” Delegates have both “voice” and “vote.”

Member Registrant

Member registrants are individuals who belong to member congregations of the Augustana District but are not official delegates. This may include (but is not limited to) pastors who are attending, but who are not designated “delegates” by their church. This category also includes people who are members of an Associate Member Congregation of the Augustana District and people who are Individual Associate Members. “Member” registrants have “voice,” but no “vote.”

Guest Registrant

Guest registrants are individuals attending the district convention who fit neither of the categories above. This category allows us to encourage, and extend a warm welcome to, all interested friends to come and participate.

Registration Fee's

  • Thursday $15

    per person

  • Friday $30

    per person

  • Saturday $30

    per person

  • Live Stream $30

    per connection

Event Registration
Refund Policy

28+ Days before event = 100%
14 - 27 Days prior to event = 50%
13 Days or less prior to event = 0%

This refund policy does NOT extend to MT Carmel lodging and meal registrations.
(See MT Carmel Policy below.)

Mt. Carmel Information

Mt. CarmelPlease call the camp directly to make reservations and pay with credit card or complete this form and mail with a check to Mount Carmel.

Contact Shae at 320-815-0874 for reservations & meals.

Housing is limited, so be sure to register early and indicate any roommate preferences you may have. Due to demand the camp will have limited single occupancy rooms available.

Any reserved housing cancelled within 48 hours prior to the event will be charged for the full price of their housing.

These hotel-style rooms have a private restroom in each room. Four of the rooms have handicap accessible bathrooms. Rooms sleep 2-3 people. 10 rooms available, 5 on the lakeside and 5 on the camp side.

Each newly constructed or recently updated cabin from 2006-2021 has two bedrooms, bathroom, and a combined living room and kitchen area. Deluxe cabins sleep 2-5 people, depending on cabin layout.


Eight paved drive thru RV campsites with full water, electricity and sewer hookups and five paved camper back-in sites with full hookups are available. Restrooms with showers are located nearby.

To make sure we have space for everyone, we are offering 10% off for reservations with 3 people in each lodge room or cabin and 15% off with 4 or more people in each lodge room or cabin.


  • Thursday arrival between 5 – 7pm – no meals
  • Friday – breakfast, lunch, and supper
  • Saturday – breakfast and lunch


  • 1 Night Stay Pricing $125 Lodge Room/Delux Cabin

    Thursday - Friday or Friday - Saturday
    Includes 1 night, 3 meals - cost per person

  • 1 Night Stay Pricing $65 RV/Camper Site

    Thursday - Friday or Friday - Saturday
    Includes 1 night, 3 meals - cost per person

  • 2 Night Stay Pricing $150 Lodge Room/Delux Cabin

    Includes 2 nights, 5 meals - cost per person

  • 2 Night Stay Pricing $120 RV/Camper Site

    Includes 2 nights, 5 meals - cost per person

  • Commuter Pricing $110 inc. Meals Only

    No Lodging
    includes all 5 meals - cost per person


Any reserved housing cancelled within 48 hours prior to the event will be charged for the full price of their housing.


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Or call us at 320.234.8403