2018 Reformation and Renewal

Whether you are looking for opportunities for learning, time to reconnect with classmates or a time of renewal and worship at the castle, we invite you to attend Reformation & Renewal.

Plenary Speaker

Steve Oelschlager is the stewardship program coordinator for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as well as the director of engagement and generosity for Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Libertyville, IL. He has spent over 20 years as an entrepreneur offering consulting and marketing communications services, and his whole life as a lay person and leader in the Lutheran church. He is energized by ideas about life, faith, religion, and money among other things, and hopes to be a teacher and leader of life-giving change through his work.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

6:30 pm – Alumni and Guest Reception – Von Schwartz Refectory, WTS

Monday, October 15, 2018

8:00 am – Continental Breakfast

8:30 am – WTS Update and Q&A with President Johnson – Weiblen Commons

9:30 am – Chapel & Coffee

10:30 am – Class Pictures

11:00 am – Engaging in Wartburg’s Mission – Paul Erbes, Vice President for Development, and Rev. Amy Current, Vice President for Admissions and Student Services.

11:45 am – Lunch – Refectory

1:00-1:15 pm – Stewardship Event – Welcome and Introducton

1:15-2:15 pm – Plenary #1: “God’s Dream. How We Frame Stewardship Makes All the Difference in the World” – Steven Oelschlager

2:30-3:30 pm – Breakout Sessions

3:45-4:45 pm – Plenary #2: “Think Differently: Stewardship and Discipleship as a Way of Life”

Evening – Dinner and fellowship on your own (w/ alumni/ae) Invite an Icelander!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

8:15 am – Breakout Sessions

9:30 am – Chapel & Coffee

10:30 – 11:30 am – Plenary #3: “Practical Ideas for Moving the Needle on Stewardship”

11:30-Noon – Sending

Noon – Lunch – Refectory

Support funding for this event has been provided through the Dr. Robert B. Gronlund Memorial Stewardship Lecture Series.

Wartburg Seminary Guest Rooms – 333 Wartburg Place, Dubuque
A limited number of guest rooms are available to rent on the campus of Wartburg Theological Seminary. To reserve a room at Wartburg please contact Lynne Baumhover at 563-589-0200 or

Best Western Plus, Dubuque – 3100 Dodge Street, Dubuque
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Best Western in Dubuque. A complimentary hot breakfast buffet is included for all registered hotel guests. The room rate for this hotel is $95+tax. To reserve your room, call 563-557-8000 and mention you are with Wartburg Theological Seminary/Reformation & Renewal.

Grand Harbor Resort – 350 Bell Street, Dubuque
This hotel is located near Downtown Dubuque by the Mississippi River.  The room rate for this hotel is $89+tax.  Rates may increase based on availability.  To reserve a room, call 866-690-4000.