Under the theme “Disciples in the Storms of Life,” The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod hosted a Disaster Response Conference on Oct. 6-8, 2021, at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis.

Attendees learned how the church can respond in crisis situations with the physical and spiritual care that those affected so desperately need.

Conference presentations are available below to view on demand.

01. Welcome & Introduction — Rev. Kevin Robson

03. Specialized Pastoral Ministry — Rev. David Ficken

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

07. The Socially Distant Volunteer — Bryce Cramer

09. Bible Study – Rev. Robert Zagore

11. Spiritual Care at the Basecamp — Rev. Dustin Beck

13. Table Top Exercise – Flood Scenario — Joel Mathews

15. PR/Communicating the Story — Kevin Armbrust and Peter Slayton

17. Forged By Fire — Rev. Paul Ernewein

02. Suffering and Human Care — Rev. Dr. David H. Petersen

04. After-Care in Light of COVID-19 — Deaconess Tiffany Manor

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

08. Case Studies: Iowa Derecho (Daniel Sanchez) Gulf Coast Hurricanes (Ed Brashier)

10. DDRC Roundtable — LCMS Disaster Response Staff

12. LCMS-Lert and Site Coordinators — LCMS Disaster Response Staff

14. Engaging Volunteer Spouses — Dorothy Krans, Jan Boerman and Kathy Mathews

16. Love, Care and Concern for Those In Need — Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison

LCMS Disaster Response