Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors

2017 OWLS Annual Convention

Oct. 9-12, 2017
Country Springs Hotel, Pewaukee, Wis.
“Filled with the Gospel.”

Pastor Aaron Christie will tell OWLS about Luther and his music, former WELS chaplain Pastor Josh Martin and his wife will talk about the joys of their life and serving the European civilian chaplaincy in Germany, seminary Professor Bradley Wordel will tell of the work being done in our Japanese mission field.  Pastor Tony Schultz will fill hearts with the joy of sharing Jesus with young and old.

Early arrivals at the convention can enjoy Monday morning’s tours of historic WELS churches in the Milwaukee area as well as tour the WELS Center for Mission and Ministry.

Workshops will offer OWLS a wide variety of topics, including guidance on writing your life story, information about puppet ministry, little known facts about US presidents and their wives, the international student program at MLC, or meet with a WELS member who serves as a representative in the Wisconsin Assembly, Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt.

The Organization of WELS Seniors (OWLS) convention is open to all WELS / ELS members who are retired and / or over the age of 50. Among the special guests this year, former WELS Civilian Chaplain in Europe, Pastor Josh Martin and his wife Katie will be present. The OWLS have been major funders of the WELS European Civilian Chaplaincy, and this year’s convention features a silent auction with proceeds designated for that cause. The hotel complex provides a complimentary indoor water park for attendees. With plenty of time to make new friends and connect with friends from the past, the Pewaukee Convention promises to be a relaxing and enjoyable opportunity for seniors.

Registration materials are available below.  If you’ve attended previous conventions, a mailing has been sent to you.

Questions? E-mail the Convention Coordinator, Werner Lemke, at [email protected].

The 2016 OWLS convention was held in October in Omaha, Nebraska. Learn more here.

Read here to find out more about the OWLS organization.

Downloadable resources

Convention Information LetterDownload
Registration FormDownload
Tour Information and Map to the HotelDownload
Workshop DescriptionsDownload
Convention ScheduleDownload
  • 2.45 MB File Size
  • 5 File Count
  • September 29, 2021 Last Updated