Under the theme “Day by Day We Magnify Thee: LERT in the Life of the Church,” The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod hosted a Disaster Response Conference on Sept. 28-30, 2022, at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.

The conference, was designed especially for LCMS district disaster response coordinators (DDRCs) and Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) trainers.

Conference presentations are available below to view on demand.

01. Welcome to the 2022 Disaster Response Conference — Rev Michael Meyer

03. Christ, Casseroles, and Crisis — Deaconess Sarah Longmire

05. Disaster Training: Yesterday, Today, and tomorrow — Rev. Michael Meyer

07. Case Studies: Kentucky Tornadoes and Hurricane Ida — Simko and Brashier

09. Disaster Site Coordination with the QRG and FOG — Rev. Michael Meyer

11. Response Networks, Guidance, Planning, and Grants — Rev. Dr. Ross Johnson

13. Disaster Training Roundtable — Rev. Michael Meyer and Rev. Robert Wurst

02. Hymnody in Disaster Response — Kantor Kevin Hildebrand

04. Supporting Congregations and Communities between Disasters — Mick Onnen

06. LCMS-LERT: An Overview — Rev. Robert Wurst Jr.

08. The Future of LERT — Rev. Michael Meyer

10. LERT in Ordinary Congregational Life — Rev. Robert Wurst

12. Just Feed People — Rev. Paul Ernewein

14. Congregational Disaster Planning: A How-To Guide — Rev. Karl Gibbs

LCMS Disaster Response