The 34th Annual Southern Illinois District Day of Spiritual Renewal
“Connected” John 15: 1- 5
Thursday, August 10, 2023
St. John Lutheran Church and School
808 South Main Street
Red Bud, IL 62278
8:30-9:00 am Registration
9:00-10:30 am Worship with Communion
10:30 am Welcome/Announcements
10:45 am -12:15 pm Program – “Resilience”
Dr. Beverly Yahnke – Doxology – Executive Director for Christian Counsel
12:15 – 12:30 pm Devotion, Closing Thoughts
12:30 pm LUNCH
$15.00 per person covers refreshments, lunch, and program.
Retired Workers – $10.00.
Thank you to our Sponsor, Lutheran Church Extension Fund, for their Financial Grant assistance.
Beverly K. Yahnke,
Executive Director for Christian Counsel
Dr. Yahnke is a clinical psychologist who has provided consultation to District Presidents, pastors, principals, teachers and congregations for over three decades. She is known throughout the church as a compassionate counselor, articulate speaker, and engaging teacher. In 2008, she accepted the invitation from the Board of Directors to serve as DOXOLOGY’s Executive Director for Christian Counsel.
Previously, she has served as Professor of Psychology and Department Chair at Concordia University Wisconsin. Early in her tenure at CUW, she was named as “Faculty Laureate” for excellence in teaching. Yahnke has also received the University’s “Dettmann Award for Dedicated Service “.
Dr. Yahnke worked for 20 years in private practice at the clinic she founded, Christian Counseling Services in Milwaukee. CCS was devoted to providing care for clients of faith, including church workers and their families. Yahnke has written numerous articles about psychology, education and faith, and is a frequently invited speaker for clergy and educator conferences at home and abroad.
Dr. Yahnke has served the LCMS as a nationally elected member of the LCMS Board for Higher Education (1998-2004). More recently, was elected by the LCMS national convention to serve as a Regent on the Board of Concordia Theological Seminary (2016-2022). In 2016, Concordia Theological Seminary awarded her with Doctor of Humane Letters Degree, Honoris Causa.