Through OMG I’ve been pleased to keynote or lead workshops, across denominational lines, at the events listed below.

Although I have not listed the smaller congregational engagements, I have also very much enjoyed leading sessions for various congregational adult education hours and more extended congregational reviews.

If you have an upcoming gathering or topic of study and reflection in mind for your group, keep OMG in your mind too!  As a systematic theologian, all things are interesting to me, and all matters have theological connections.  I’m open then to speaking for a wide variety of groups on a wide variety of themes.

You will note that, due to a sudden family emergency, one event punted with thanks to Skype (and extraordinarily patient and flexible organizers and attendees).  If you find yourself far away from South Dakota (but who would want to be that?), and yet have a restricted speakers’ travel budget, consider a Skyped-in conference as a viable alternative.

I’ve linked to further information about each event if it is still or already active.


April 26-28, 2011: South Dakota Synod (ELCA) Spring Pastors’ Conference. “Relevance, Reverence, and Renewal: Tagline for the Tired.” Vermillion, South Dakota.

August 8-11, 2011: Presbyterian (USA) National New Church Development Conference. Uncontained: God’s Movement Above, Below and Beyond the Surface, “Relevance, Reverence, and Renewal: Theology for Christians Who Think (and Those Who Think They May be Christians).” Tampa, Florida.

February 17-18, 2012WomanKind: Holy Mysteries: Embracing the Unknown, “The Practice of Tenacious Humility.” Richmond, VA.

April 30-May 1, 2012: Upper Susquehanna Synod (ELCA) Bishop’s Conference, “The Cross as the Crux of Indignation and Hope.” State College, PA. (By way of Skype due to family illness).

November 13-15, 2012: Central States Synod (ELCA). “Ambassadors of Salvation: A Model for Christian Advocacy.” Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.

March 7-10, 2013: ELCA Bishops’ Assistants’ Gathering.  “Finding Our Way in the New Missional Landscape.” San Antonio, TX.


April 14-16, 2013: Theological Retreat for Clergy.  Under the Broomtree: 1 Kings 19:4-8. Waupaca, WI.

June 7-8, 2013: South Dakota Synod (ELCA) Annual Assembly.  Bible Study Leader.  Sioux Falls, SD.

July 14-19, 2013: Outlaw Ranch Co-Speaker with Bishop David Zellmer. “Of Wedding Bells, Beer, and the Bible: The Lives and Love of Martin & Katie Luther.” Custer, SD.

October 31-November 2, 2013: Luther Colloquy under the themes of Sexuality, Violence, Suffering, and Sin. Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary, Gettysburg, PA.

November 19-21, 2013: ELCA Region Three Retreat. Chaplain.  Watertown, SD.

January 21-23, 2014: Northwestern Ohio Retreat for Clergy, AIMs, and Full-Time Church Professionals.  Sawmill Creek Resort, Huron, Ohio.