Who we are

The Society is a ministerium (order) of pastors who have been ordained in Lutheran churches throughout North America. Click below for a brief history and founding statement of the society.

 

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The rule

Each member of the society signs The Rule. The Rule are guidelines for helping members of the society be faithful to the vows they made when they were ordained.

 

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Chapters/retreats

The society is broken into regional chapters. These 23 chapters hold annual retreats for worship, study, and mutual conversation. To find a chapter near you, please click below.

 

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Endowment Fund

The society is grateful to have an endowment fund to ensure our future needs are met. Click below to learn more about the the current campaign and other funds news.

 

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Chapters and Retreats

  • Chapter (and contact details) Retreats and Events (All interested in the Society or its work are welcome!)

  • California
    Richard O. Johnson - Elected 5/18
    530-273-9600 (H)
    530-913-9600 (C)
    roj@nccn.net

    Carolinas
    Steve Saxe – Elected 12/17
    864-268-8335
    Cell 864-313-4891
    Church 864-244-5825
    lcgs1601@aol.com

    Central Plains
    Jeff Cottingham – Elected 9/17
    308-529-0550
    pastorjeff@trinitylutherangothenburg.com

    Chesapeake-Potomac
    Carl Roemer – Elected 11/17
    410-573-5315
    ceroemer@gmail.com

    Columbia River Chapter
    Joseph W. Hughes - Elected 3/18
    217-898-9063
    j_w_hughes@hotmail.com

    Delaware River
    Chapter in abeyance

    Florida
    Lawrence (Larry) R. Recla – Elected 3/18
    352-430-1114
    larryrecla@comcast.net

    Great Rivers—Central & Southern Illinois, Kentucky, Eastern Missouri, Tennessee.
    James T. Lehmann – Elected 5/18
    217-417-4156
    jtl611@hotmail.com

    Guadalupe River
    Ralph W. Reitmeyer – Elected 11/18
    325-247-4906
    210-632-2990
    rwreit@aol.com

    Indiana
                Norman E. Dew – Elected 5/18
    330-209-7612
    normandmari@sbcglobal.net

    Iowa-Nebraska
                Gary Hatcher – Elected 5/16
    563.880.6787 (cell)
    563.964-2764  (landline)
    ggh5297@icloud.com
     
    Metro New York
                Terrence Weber – elected 5/16
    631-269-7525 (H)
    718-821-6662 (W)
    631-455-1012 (cell)
    TWeber1978@aol.com

    Minnesota
    Trevor Bailey – Elected 12/15
    507-430-4754 (c)
    501-938-3285 (home)
    tbail65@gmail.com

    New England
    Ryan Mills – Elected 11/17
    203-903-8352
    tlncpastor@yahoo.com

    Northern Illinois
    Keith L. Forni – Elected 5/18
    815-722-4800 (Study)
    815-600-3030  (Cell)
    kforni@aol.com

    Passavant—Western Pennsylvania
    Joyce Dix-Weiers – Elected 12/18
    412-817-3988
    jadwltsg@aol.com

    Rocky Mountain—Western Canada
    Brad Everett – Elected 11/16
    403-901-0420 (home)
    403-276-2955 (church)
    403-901-5062 (cell)
    everettsts@gmail.com

    Sangre de Cristo—Kansas, Oklahoma and vicinity
    Peter Jacobson – Elected 4/16
    316-847-1045 (cell)
    316-773-3045 (home)
    316-263-0872 (Church)
    pjacobson@cox.net

    Susquehanna
    Kenneth Elkin – Elected 12/18
    570-323-7367
    kennethelkin@gmail.com

    Upstate New York
    John Priest – Elected 4/16
    607-287-0870
    Jpriest2@stny.rr.com

    Wisconsin
                Tim Duesenberg – Elected 11/17                   
    608-781-0717 (H)
    608-386-7021 (C)
    StMaximos@aol.com

    At-Large Members
    Rodney Eberhardt- Appointed Dean
    470-375-7191 (H)
    516-458-1535 (C)

                Revrodney14@gmail.com

  • No STS Chapter near you? For more about the Society and how you may participate, please contact the Society's Senior: The Rev. Patrick J. Rooney, STS (717) 870-1154 pastorrooney@gmail.com

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