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PMA Convocation 2023

PMA Convocation 2023

This year’s convocation will focus on The Greatest Commandment. We are fortunate to
have Bishop Scott Johnson and Rev. Heidi Wallace joining us. Bishop Scott will lead us
in worship and a bible study on the selected text, Rev. Heidi will be our keynote speaker.

At the worship service on Friday night, we will be at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. We
are looking for a few volunteers for the service – guitar or keyboard players and a few
people to be pray-ers for the healing part of the service. Please let Pastor Kathy Montira know if you can help.


$80 per person includes program, Friday supper and Saturday lunch. The deadline for
registration is April 8. If the cost of Convocation is a financial burden for you, contact
Pastor Kathy Montira at 402-896-5311 or pma@nebraskasynod.org. Confidential
scholarship funds are available.  If you need help with online registration, please call Laurel at 402-512-3798.


A block of room has been reserved. Mention “NE Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church
of America” to get the rate of $89 per night plus tax. This includes breakfast. Make you
reservations by calling 308-284-3623. The deadline for reserving a room is April 8.

  • Friday, April 21

1:00 pm→ Registration Opens

2-3 pm→ Introductions and Updates

3:15-5:15 pm→ Pastor Heidi Wallace – Being Known

5:30-6:30 pm→ Supper

7-8 pm→ Holden Eve Prayer / Healing Service @ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

8-9:30 pm→ Fellowship Time

  • Saturday, April 22

7:30-8:15 am→ Breakfast

8:30-9:30 am→ Bible Study w/ Bishop on Matt 22:37-40

9:45-11:45 am→ Pastor Heidi Wallace – Icebergs and Alligators

11:45-12:30 pm→ Lunch

12:45- 2:45 pm→ Pastor Heidi Wallace – Being Knit

3:00 pm→ Dismiss


  • Bishop Scott Johnson 

The Rev. Scott Alan Johnson was born and raised on a family farm near Wakefield, NE.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Classics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a
Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary. Prior to being elected bishop of the
Nebraska Synod in 2022, he served as pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Barrett, MN,
as campus pastor of the University Lutheran Center at Iowa State University in Ames,
IA, as pastor of St. Petri Lutheran Church in Story City, IA, and as Director of Campus
Ministries at Midland University in Fremont, NE. Scott and his wife Kristin are the proud
parents of two daughters, and they live in Fremont, NE.

  • Rev. Heidi Wallace

Originally from Minnesota, Heidi Wallace attended Winona State University where she
double majored in Elementary Education and Special Education with a minor in
Language Arts. After teaching reading, coaching speech, and directing theatre for
several years, she finally answered the call to ordained ministry. She graduated from
Luther Seminary and was ordained in 2009. Most recently, she served as Pastor of
Bethany Evangelical Lutheran and First Presbyterian Churches in Lyons, Nebraska.
She loves her nephews and godchildren, puzzles, documentaries, decluttering, and




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