OWLS Convention 2019

Mining for Jesus

The Lutheran Convention for Seniors, sponsored by the OWLS, will be held at the Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa in the fall setting of the rolling hills of the Galena, Illinois area. Galena was a 19th century center for mining lead and zinc—October 6-9, 2019, seniors from across the WELS will come to mine for treasures in Jesus.

The theme for the 2019 convention is, “Mining for Jesus”. Our four main speakers will show us ways that we can be “Miners for Jesus”: Missionary Dan Sargent (God helps us to accomplish his plans bit by bit), Christian Life Resources Director Bob Fleischmann (A life time of experience prepares us), Special Ministries Director Jim Behringer (Christian caring matters) and Chaplain Ken Wenzel (Christian hope lessons from medical objects). The five workshop speakers will help us “sharpen our tools” as we become more productive “Miners.”

Early arrivals at the convention can enjoy Monday morning’s tour of National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, Dubuque, Iowa. While in the area, attendees may want to visit the home of President Ulysses Grant after the convention.

The convention is open to any WLS and ELS member who is 55 or over, retired or not, whether a member of OWLS or not. It’s an excellent chance for members of local seniors ministries to get a larger perspective on ministry by seniors and for seniors. With plenty of time to make new friends and connect with friends from the past, the Galena Convention promises to be a relaxing and enjoyable opportunity for seniors.

There are special price breaks for early paid registrations. Information about costs, convention workshops and a downloadable registration form can be found in the materials below.

Read about last year's convention.


Downloadable resources

Welcome LetterDownload 
Speakers and SectionalsDownload 
Convention Schedule (UPDATED)Download 
Registration FormDownload 
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