Convocation 2017 "Global Lutheranism: Vitality and Challenges Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Chicago, Illinois, USA 31 July - 2 August 2017 2017 Convocation Program in Detail (added 24 July 2017) Setting the Table Rafael Malpica Padilla Executive Director, ELCA Global Mission Stephen Bouman Executive Director, ELCA Domestic Mission Plenary 1: African Context John Nunes Concordia College, Bronxville Andrea Ng'weshimi Carthage College Plenary 2: Asian Context Franklin Ishida Area Program Director/Asia Pacific, ELCA Global Mission Man Hei Yip Lutheran School of Theology at Philadelphia Plenary 3: European Context Klaus-Peter Adam Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Todd Green Luther College Plenary 4: Case Studies Workshop Wayne Miller Bishop, Metro Chicago Synod, ELCA Jessica Crist Bishop, Montana Synod, ELCA Michael Rinehart Bishop, Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod, ELCA Plenary 5: Ph.D. Student Panel Francisco Herrera Ph.D. candidate, LSTC Iren Raye Ph.D. candidate, LSTC Peter McLellan Ph.D. candidate, Drew University Carl-Eric Gentes Ph.D. candidate, LSTC This panel will feature ELCA Ph.D. students pursuing doctoral research presenting briefly on their research and its implications for the conversations taking place in the convocation. Plenary 6: The Americas Jon Pahl Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia Vitor Westhelle Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Leila Ortiz Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

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