Riverina Hub Conference

19 August 2014

Riverina Lutheran Schools’ Conference 15 August 2014

St Paul’s College, Walla Walla


A very successful and engaging Riverina Lutheran Schools’ Conference was held at St Paul’s, College, Walla Walla on Friday 15 August 2014.

Lutheran Schools from the Riverina attended affording a wonderful opportunity for member schools to touch base with colleagues in other Riverina Lutheran Schools.

After a welcome and devotion by Pastor Doecke, and a word from our sponsor, LLEVNT (Lutheran Education Victoria, NSW and Tasmania), Pastor Peter Steicke led a very informative and spiritually engaging address on “Lutheran Schools as a Place of Grace.”  Peter’s message was well absorbed by those present. His address was compelling to an audience already working in Lutheran schools.  New and thoughtful ways to show “Grace” as a Christian school reverberated to those present.  It was buoying to learn new ways about “Grace” (in all its forms) and enlightening to an audience already trying to place “Grace” first in their lives—and the lives of the children they teach and with whom they come into contact.

Lunch was catered on the grounds of St Paul’s.  The day was bright and sunny (matching everyone’s mood).  Positive interaction over lunch allowed for some social time together. 

The afternoon’s speaker was Jason Clarke, founding father of Minds at Work.  Jason’s presentation engaged the audience on how people think and how employers can use different mind-sets to develop better business models.  Jason’s interactive presentation captured the audience and (even on a Friday afternoon) everyone was thinking, participating and thoroughly engaged.

Pastor Doecke commented after the final presentation, “St Paul’s is honoured to host today’s presentation and present such fine speakers to our audience.  It was an enlightening day and—most certainly—it was a “Day of Grace.”