National Lutheran News

Orthodox Lutheran Confessional Conference welcomes new pastor

Photo provided by Linda Diers

The Rev. Bruce King, third from left, was installed as associate pastor of Augustana Lutheran Church, Chaska, Minnesota, on March 13, 2011. Pictured with King from left to right are Pastor Roger Fehr, Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Jefferson, South Dakota; Pastor Martin Diers, Augustana Lutheran Church, Chaska, and Faithful Word Lutheran Church, Hovland, both in Minnesota ; and Pastor James Shrader, Augsburg Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. All four congregations are members of the Orthodox Lutheran Confessional Conference (OLCC).

The OLCC is a confessional movement with no official organizational structure, according to its website. The conference was established in 2006 when its charter congregations left the Lutheran Church of the Reformation over issues around its acceptance of permitting women the opportunity to vote in congregational meetings. For more information, visit

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