2010 LEA National

Administrators Conference





Register Online

(includes link for hotel reservations at special $119 rate)


Registration (same as last year):


Early bird (On or before January 15, 2010)

LEA member:           $285

Nonmember +        $394 (registration plus 1-year LEA membership)

Non member:          $415

Spouse:                    $185

Student:                     $185

Emeriti:                      $185

Exhibitor full participant:   $185

Transportation to off site pre conference and post conference in New Orleans: $10 each.


After January 15, 2010

LEA member:            $335

Nonmember+:          $444 (registration plus 1-year LEA membership)

Non member:           $465

Spouse:                     $235

Student:                     $235

Emerti:                       $235

Exhibitor full participant:   $235



JW Marriott Hotel, New Orleans


2010 LEA National Administrators Conference

Discounted Airport Shuttle

 To take advantage of online Airport Shuttle reservations, you must book 24 hours prior to your flight departure time. Discounts available only online.


Keynote addresses:

Dr. David Walsh

Vernard Gant

Mel Kieschnick

(See details on registration site.)


Pre conference presentations & sectionals

Presenters include Drew Gerdes, Julie Klopke, David Black, Paul Snyder, Steve Gruenwald, Kevin Kieschnick, Julian Petzold, Bernard Bull, Perry Bresemann, Terry Schmidt, Marlene Lund, Jim Handrich, Kathy Wendling, and Cyn Bertrand



Schedule & Program Summary


Thursday, February 18


9:00 am – 5:00 pm   Registration  



9:00 am-11:30 am      

Lutheran School Tour – Kathy Wendling [$10 charge]


10:00 am–12:00 noon       Pre-Conference Workshops

  • Twisted, Squeezed, & Molded: The Transformation of Today's Early Childhood Director. Drew Gerdes and Julie Klopke

  • Emerging Tools, Ministry, and Education. Dave Black

  • Caring for Your Workers: Planning for their Financial future. Paul Snyder

  • Caring for Your Workers: The Wellness Journey. Steve Gruenwald

  • Transforming the Urban Landscape: 8 Key Components. Kevin Kieschnick


9:00 am–6:30 pm   Exhibits 


Noon–1:00 pm    Lunch for pre conference participants    



1:30 pm–3:00 pm        Opening Worship – Rev. Ken Babin; Rev. Ulmer  Marshall, preacher


3:15 pm–4:45 pm        Sectionals 1

  • Empowering Parents. Julian Petzold

  • Lutheran Schools WITH Community: Transformational Partnerships. Kevin Kieschnick

  • Digital Culture and Implications for Lutheran Education. Bernard Bull

  • NLSA Exemplary Schools--Best Practices. Terry Schmidt


5:00 pm–6:30 pm   Reception 


6:30 pm    Evening free for dinner 



Friday, February 19


7:15 am–8:15 am         Breakfast Buffet


8:15 am–10:00 am       Plenary: Say Yes to No– David Walsh


10:00 am–6:00 pm      Exhibits


10:00 am–10:30 am     Coffee Break


10:45 am–12:15 pm    Sectionals 2

  • Biblical Discipline. Julian Petzold

  • Education in a YouTube World. David Walsh

  • Lutheran Schools--Connecting Technologically. Perry Bresemann

  • Charlie Project. Marlene Lund and Jim Handrich


     12:30 pm–2:30 pm      Lunch, Awards, & Entertainment


2:30 pm–4:00 pm        Exhibits


2:45 pm–3:45 pm        Conversation with Mel Kieschnick: 75 Years of Lutheran Schools and Looking for More


4:00 pm––5:30 pm      Kieschnick Lecture: Christian Education and Christians Educating – Vernard Gant


6:30 pm  Evening free for dinner



Saturday, February 20


9:00 am–12:00 noon    Post-Katrina Disaster Tour – Kathy Wendling [$10       charge]


9:00 am–12:00 noon   Servant Opportunity at City Park or Holt Cemetery – Camp Restore [$10 charge]


1:00 pm–4:00 pm        Repeat or continuation of above.


9:30 am–11:30 am      Demonstration: SMART computer products – Cyn Bertrand, Detel Computer   Solutions


Register Online

(includes link for hotel reservations at special $119 rate)


Your LEA National Administrators Conference

Core Planning Team:


Chuck Schiller, Chair

Bill Cochran

Ed Grube

Larry Hoffschneider

Kathy Kiehl

Jonathan Laabs

Gene Menzel

Doug Molin

Kathy Slupik