Speakers Bureau & Concerts for LIFE

Do you need a speaker?

Lutherans For Life will work with you to help meet your needs for a speaker at a rally, convention, Bible study, worship service, public or parochial school, college/university, or workshop/seminar.

A variety of formats are available from a single presentation or sermon to a multi-day series of workshops.

"These speakers not only address a variety of life issues, but do so based on the Word of God." Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb

General speaker guidelines (may vary by individual):

  • Airfare/Mileage: Actual airfare and/or current standard IRS mileage rate to airport or event.

  • Lodging: Quiet non-smoking hotel room.

  • Honorarium: We ask that sponsoring groups provide an honorarium for speakers. The sponsoring group determines the amount of the honorarium. Honorariums depend on number of events. Honorariums begin at $200.

  • Meals: $25 per day unless other arrangements are made.

  • Other: A lectern will be needed. A TV, video projector, DVD player, and screen may be needed. 

Staff Speakers:

Rev. Michael W. Salemink (nationwide and Canada - based in St. Louis, Missouri) - Learn more ...

Also available: Rev. Scott Licht, John Hawkins, Lowell Highby, Laura Davis, Virginia Flo, Barbara Lane Geistfeld. To find out more about the Life Team click here

Affiliated Speakers:

Jean Amundson (nationwide - based in Cleburne, Texas) - Learn more ...

Linda D. Bartlett (nationwide - based in Iowa Falls, Iowa) - Learn more ...

Paul M. Clark (nationwide - based in Fowler, Michigan) - Learn more ...

Connie Davis (nationwide - based in Macomb, Michigan) - Learn more ...

Daniel M. Domke (within five to six hours of Huron, South Dakota) - Learn more ...

John Eidsmoe (nationwide - based in Pike Road, Alabama) - Learn more ...

Kim Hardy (nationwide - based in Grand Haven, Michigan) - Learn more ...

Kimberly Ketola (nationwide - based in Peachtree City, Georgia) - Learn more ...

James I. Lamb (nationwide and Canada - based in Marshalltown, Iowa) - Learn more ...

Sheila Luck (nationwide - based in Scandinavia, Wisconsin) - Learn more ...

Ryan C. MacPherson (nationwide - based in Mankato, Minnesota) - Learn more ...

Allen Quist (within Minnesota and Iowa - based in St. Peter, Minnesota) - Learn more ...

Andrew Schatkin (nationwide - based in the New York/Long Island area) - Learn more ...

Rev. Caleb Schewe (nationwide - based in Corona, South Dakota) - Learn more ...

Alvin J. Schmidt (nationwide and in Canada - based in St. Louis, Missouri) - Learn more ...

Carl F. Schroeder (nationwide - based in Lombard, Illinois) - Learn more ...

Diane E. Schroeder (nationwide - based in Lombard, Illinois) - Learn more ...

Patti Smith (nationwide - based in Huntington Beach, California) - Learn more ...

Francis W. Szarejko (nationwide - based in the Kansas City, Kansas area) - Learn more ...

Ed Szeto (nationwide - based in Virginia) - Learn more ...

Luke Timm (nationwide - based in Des Moines, Iowa) - Learn more ...

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Concerts for LIFE

Concert for LIFE is an exciting and artistic way to raise awareness of life issues, as well as funding for LFL Chapters, Life Teams and other life-affirming organizations. In 2010, Dr. Mark Laverty performed the first ever Concert for LIFE at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, and much funding was raised—as well as awareness of life issues. (Click here for a photo gallery from the concert.)

The most recent Concert for LIFE was held in 2013 at Dr. Laverty’s church, Zion, and, in addition to a full house, the concert raised over $4,000 in contributions.

Dr. Laverty is a life-long Lutheran, concert pianist and the music director of Zion Lutheran Church, in Maryland Heights, Missouri. Back in 2010, he felt the need to help raise funds for Lutherans For Life by performing a traditional classical piano concert featuring the masterworks of Bach, Chopin and Liszt. This concert was a big success, and he is offering to provide this musical opportunity to LFL state federations, Chapters, Life Teams and congregations throughout the country.

Similar to having a guest speaker, Dr. Laverty’s concerts, along with brief commentary, inspire and help remind us of the beauty of life and music, and make us more sensitive to the “life” needs of those around us. According to the quotation, “Music has charms to soothe a savage breast.”

And we all know the story of David’s harp:

“ … David took the lyre and played it with his hand. So Saul was refreshed and was well, and the harmful spirit departed from him” (1 Samuel 16:23 ESV).

Consider also quotations from Martin Luther:

  • “Music has the natural power of stimulating and arousing the souls of men.”

  • “It also drives away the devil and makes people cheerful.”

This is the power of music, by God’s grace.

Requirements: A grand piano—and the cost would typically be an honorarium, plus any travel expenses.

If you would like to consider hosting a concert, please contact Dr. Laverty directly at 636.532.3931 or email him at . Also, please visit www.MarkLaverty.com.