Thanks to the Conference Committee

February 13th, 2011 Post by

As usual the BJS conference was well run and overflowing with grace and hospitality thanks to the conference committee pictured here: Donna Linnemeyer (Bethany Program Administrator and occassional BJS blogger), Phyllis Rossow (Pastor Rossow’s wife), Aimee Walsh (Bethany Lutheran School Admissions Director and “the world’s happiest person”), Erin Thompson (Bethany First Grade Teacher) and Pam Mueller (Bethany Principal). We also thank the dozens of other Bethany staff and volnteers who helped out. 


The banquet on Friday


A Manly Breakfast prepared by Bethany Lutheran Church and School


Thanks to all who helped to make the BJS 2011 conference possible.


There were homade sticky buns hot out of the oven!


A small snack during break before the Real Food of the Divine Service

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  1. February 13th, 2011 at 19:28 | #1

    And in addition… thanks to Norm and Frank for doing all the audio/video work that they did; including the streaming content.

    This was an excellent conference and I am looking forward to next year already.

  2. February 13th, 2011 at 20:38 | #2

    Thank you to all of the ladies and men of Bethany Lutheran Church who volunteered!

  3. Kevin in Indiana
    February 13th, 2011 at 21:24 | #3

    The entire event was a great blessing. Thanks to all for their hard work.

  4. Dennis Peskey
    February 14th, 2011 at 09:31 | #4

    Pastor Rossow – please extend our blessings and gratitude to the entire staff of Bethany Lutheran Church for another excellent BJS conference. The worship was divine, the food was heavenly and the brother (and sisters) were a welcome respite to the winter hibernation of the north. Koinonia is worthy of study by the brothers and even more so practiced; another joyous event we were honored to attend.

    The members of Hope Lutheran, DeWitt, MI
    Dennis Peskey

  5. Johannes
    February 14th, 2011 at 11:15 | #5

    Thanks for a great conference—I’m never sure which I enjoy more: the presentations or the schmoozing. I’m glad that I had a chance to practice the technique of CG (Curmudgeon Growth) as the membership in the club increased exponentially over the weekend. And it is notable that we have CW also (Curmudgeon Women), as a great many women have joined our ranks (it was never verboten).

    I found it very interesting that people do read the stuff we post here–lots of comments to that effect–kind of makes one sit up and take notice–rather sobering, as well as gratifying.

    Johannes (incognito, once again…)

  6. Kari
    February 14th, 2011 at 19:45 | #6

    @Johannes #5
    But I heard your name and where you’re from! :-)

  7. Eric Ramer
    February 15th, 2011 at 11:53 | #7

    @Johannes #5
    I’m proud to be a card carrying Charter Member of the club. What I want to know is why did the ladies get to pick from 4 different card icons, but (appearantly) the men didn’t?

    Thanks to all the people at Bethany for your spectactular hospitality. You outdid yourselves again this year. The food and fellowship alone were well worth the drive from Kansas City. The presentations were wonderful as well (in fact I’m still wondering about Pastor Rossow’s). : ) I don’t know how you do it with a budget based on the conference fee of a mere $50. The food alone was worth that. Thanks again! You all rock!

    Eric Ramer

  8. Eric Ramer
    February 15th, 2011 at 12:23 | #8

    I’d like to offer one more special thank-you to Cantor Magness and the entire Bethany Choir for indulging me by letting me join you for the Divine Service. It was really a pleasure, and as usual, the music was terrific (my presence not withstanding).

    Eric Ramer

  9. Pastor Joshua Scheer
    February 16th, 2011 at 21:12 | #9

    My thanks as well, the conference was well worth the 12 hour drive, no doubt due to the content and the planning.

  10. Terry Yarish
    February 16th, 2011 at 22:00 | #10

    BRAVO! Thanks to all involved in making this a truly great experience for all attendees. All your hard work did not go unnoticed. The hospitality, food, speakers… all first class. Thank you for all your hard work!

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