Campus Ministry leadership conference 2023

Welcome to the Campus Ministry Leadership Conference information and registration page!

The Campus Ministry Leadership Conference (CMLC) has gathered College students from across the United States for a weekend of learning, networking, worship and fun for over 40 years! Campus ministry groups (mostly Missouri Synod Lutheran, but open to all!) bring their group leaders and up and coming leaders (once again, all are welcome) to hear inspiring speakers and network with students and groups doing similar work on various campuses. Large State schools such as Michigan State, Kent State and Northern Illinois University, smaller state schools such as Eastern Illinois University and University of Wisconsin Whitewater, along with private schools such as Concordia Chicago, Valparaiso University and many more create a diverse group of students to share their experiences.

Some basic facts:
Location- The Dunes Learning Center in Chesterton Indiana. Participants sleep in cabins with bunks, please bring your own sleeping bag or blanket and pillow. IF planning to shower then please bring a towel as well.
Cost- $75 per person (students and staff are the same cost) This covers all costs, including meals.
Speaker – Rev. Brad Urlaub, Senior Pastor St. Marks Lutheran Church Janesville, Wi. Pastor Urlaub was active in campus ministry during his undergraduate years, attending this very conference many occasions. He is a popular conference speaker who engages his audience and shows them how to be better servants of Christ. His topic for this conference is “Knowing who you are before envisioning what you can do.”
Registration- Email Rev. Marty Marks (Northern Illinois University) or call 815-501-3951 (cell) for details. Early registration is strongly encouraged with a final deadline of February 2nd at 11:59pm. Small adjustments in group numbers can be made during the final week.
For any other questions please reach out to Marty Marks (contact above).


FRI ‑ Feb. 10, 9:00ish p.m. Check in begins at 8pm


‑Ice Breakers –– Eastern Illinois University

‑Speaker Intro


-Praise – Facebook connection –

‑Devotion-  Eastern Illinois University

SATURDAY ‑ Feb. 11

‑Breakfast       8am

‑Personal time/Prayer

-9am                           Devotions and Praise – Michigan State University

‑9:15‑10:45                 Speaker:  Rev. Brad Urlaub

‑10:45‑11:00               Break

‑11:00-12:00               Idea Sharing (ministry plans/ hopes) Rev. Jim Wetzstein to facilitate

‑12:00                          Lunch

12:45-1:45                 Free Time (optional guided hike of the Indiana Dunes)

-1:45-3:15                   Speaker:  Rev. Brad Urlaub

‑3:15‑3:45                   Devotions and Praise – Northern Illinois University

‑4:00                            Group picture and depart!