Keynote Speaker

Musical Guest

Rally Speaker

Sarah Salzberg lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband (Josh), son (Hosea) and daughter (Simone), traveling from one coffee shop to another trying as many cappuccinos and croissants as she can. When not hopped up on espresso, Sarah teaches Old Testament at Orange Lutheran High School in Orange County, CA. As mundane as it sounds, she's living the dream!

Breakout Speakers

Confirmed Breakout Speakers

  • Ben Freudenburg (CUAA)

  • Buddy Mendez (CUI)

  • Jake Hollatz (St. John's, Orange)

  • Scott Coleman (Safe Kids Inc.)

  • Robin Gomes (St. Paul's, Orange)

  • Rebecca Duport (CUI)

  • Dave Rueter (CUI)

  • Pete Jurchen (CPH)

  • Sanghoon Yoo (The Faithful City)

  • Scott Keith (1517)

  • Chris Ownby (First Things First)

  • Travis Ferguson (Christ, La Mesa)

Breakout Topics Include: 

  • Mental health

  • Family Life Ministry Basics

  • Fatherhood

  • Understanding Curriculum

  • Cradle Roll

  • Faith & Our Digital World

  • Parenting

  • Strong Families-Strong Churches

  • Safety

  • Music Ministry for Children

  • Building a Strong Team

  • Teaching the Faith at Home

  • Growing Young

On-campus housing at Concordia can be included and paid for when you register for the conference. Please make sure to add that payment to your cart prior to check out. 

Hotel reservations are not handled through conference registration. 

For details on both see the housing section below. 


For hotel accommodations, we have a room block at the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, John Wayne Airport. 

King (1-2 per room) - $119/night

Double (2-4 per room) - $129/night

Cut off date to make your reservation is June 2, 2020. 

To book your room at the Country Inn & Suites please call 714-957-9200 and tell them you are with the Pacific Southwest District LCMS event June 16-18 (be that specific).  They will then be able to take your booking information, credit card information, and give you a confirmation number.  One night room and tax will only be charged in advance if the hotel is sold out.

For those of you wanting to stretch your ministry budget further, we are pleased to be able to offer on-campus dorm housing as well. 

Double Occupancy - $45 for 2 nights

Single Occupancy - $65 for 2 nights


Please note that there is no A/C in the dorms. 

Add on-campus housing when you register for the conference. 


During our conference, the exhibit area will be open for our attendees to interact with you all day on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

As a sponsor, other opportunities are available for you to share your name and company with our attendees throughout the conference. There are a number of options and tiers for both exhibitors and sponsors. Those opportunities are outlined in a downloadable guide for you in more detail.


In order to help your ministry promote the Children & Family Ministry Conference, here are a few tools that you can use on a Sunday morning, in your church or district newsletter, and on social media. More tools are in development. If you don't see what would help you let us know.


Pacific Southwest District - LCMS

1540 Concordia Drive East

Irvine, CA 92612-3203

Pacific Southwest District - LCMS

1540 Concordia Drive East

Irvine, CA 92612-3203

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