2023 Add'l Info

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2023 Annual Conference

The Annual Conference of the Lutheran Transitional Ministry Association [LuTMA] will begin at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 and conclude by noon on Thursday, June 29, 2023.

The Annual Conference brings together Lutherans and other denominations who work with congregations, schools, camps or other institutions in transition - pastors, laity, judicatory representatives and other interested persons.

Current members of LuTMA may register for the conference at a discounted rate.


LuTMA is seeking a registrant to manage the Zoom participants (monitor the chat, respond to questions, etc.) and to project PowerPoint slides should the conference presenter use this media. Persons with experience related to the Zoom virtual platform and media projection should contact LuTMA Executive Director, the Rev. Lois Van Orden, to discuss qualifications The person selected for this position will receive free conference registration.

Lunchtime Discussions

This year we are trying a new thing! If you would like to host a table discussion at lunch on Wednesday, for a certain topic, please send an email to the Rev. Lois Van Orden to let her know the topic We will announce the available topics and reserve tables for these discussions. Conference attendees will be invited to join the table of interest to them.

Conference Registration Fees

Registration fees include all break refreshments and conference materials. Hotel rates will be available in early January.

If you are registering for your first LuTMA conference please select the Special First Time Attendee Rate of $200. However, if you attended a conference previously, either in person or live-stream, the first-time rate does not apply.

Non-Members – sign up for membership with LuTMA ($20.00 per year) and benefit from the lower member rates.

A live streaming option is available to those who cannot travel to the conference location. Please be sure to select one of these options:

  1. First Time attendee via live stream at $200.00
  2. Member/Nonmember via live stream at the rate designated for the registration period

The Zoom link will be sent to you via email the week before the conference.

Registering: Member of LuTMA Non-Member
In-person – First Time Attendees – Now until June 19, 2023 $200 $200
In-person – Now until March 31, 2023 $275 $325
In-person – April 1 - June 19, 2023 $325 $375
Live Stream – First Time Attendees – Now until June 19, 2023   $200 $200
Live Stream – Now until March 31, 2023 $275 $325
Live Stream – April 1 - June 19, 2023 $325 $375

No registrations after June 19, 2023

Spouse registration if attending sessions or luncheon $90

Continuing Education Credit (CEU)

All registered participants who pay the additional fee of $10 may apply for continuing education credit (1.0 CEU) obtained through LuTMA. Application forms will be at the conference. Please include the $10 processing fee with your registration fees.

Association Dues

Annual association dues for both the LCMS Interim Ministry Conference (LCMS- IMC) and the Interim Ministry Association of the ELCA (IMA- ELCA) may be included with the conference registration form and fees. LuTMA will forward the dues to the respective association treasurers after the conference. Please select all dues categories for which you wish to pay through this registration.

  • LuTMA Dues: $20.00
  • IMA-ELCA Individual Annual Dues: $50.00
  • IMA-ELCA Individual Life Dues:
    • $600 - 55 and younger
    • $420 - 56-60 years old
    • $300 - 61 and older
  • IMC-LCMS Individual Dues: $75.00
  • IMC-LCMS District Office Dues: $300.00

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations before May 1 will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. After May 1 the cancellation fee is $100. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after May 31 or for early departure from the conference. LuTMA incurs costs for the conference based on guaranteed enrollment numbers provided to the hotel more than 30 days prior to the conference. These fees will reduce the loss incurred by LuTMA for the cancellation.

Hotel Accommodations

Rooms may be booked at the conference rate beginning with check in on June 26 through the night of June 28 (check out on June 29).

Maritime Conference Center
692 Maritime Blvd.
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

24-hour Complimentary airport transportation

Room Reservations at the Maritime Center:
Go to:
Click on Group Code at top of the page and enter the Booking ID# 3474
Select dates for your stay.

If you want to reserve a room earlier than Monday June 26 or later than Wednesday June 28, please call the reservation desk and explain your desire to do so. They will manipulate the system to give you the conference room rate for the earlier or later dates.