2024 Synod-Wide Conference Seed Sower Hikes

A joint event between the Northern Great Lakes Synod and U.P. Wild happening in conjunction with Synod Assembly Workshops.  Hikes will take place between May 11th – 19th.  See below for details on how to join your conference’s hike. 

Have questions? Check below for your conference’s hike contact. Happy Hiking and don’t forget your water bottle!

Conference 1


Contact: Loraine Mussatti, Lorainemussatti@gmail.com

Date: Saturday, May 11

Start Time: 10:00 a.m. Central 

Location: All Saints Lutheran Church – 1202 Putnam St, Wakefield, MI

Conference 2

Copper Country

Contact: Rob Bishop, rmbishop@mtu.edu

Date: Sunday, May 19

Start Time: 4:00 p.m. Eastern

Meeting Location: Porvoo Park (waterfront across from the intersection of Tezcuco and Navy Streets), Hancock, MI

Conference 3


Contact: Grant Van Lishout, grantvanlishout@gmail.com

Date: Saturday, May 18

Start Time: 3:30 p.m. Central (following Synod Assembly)

Meeting Location: Ascension Lutheran Church – 7937 US-51, Minocqua, WI 

Conference 4

Four Rivers

Contact: Amanda Rasner, campdirector@fortunelake.org

Date: Wednesday, May 15

Start Time: 7:00 a.m. Central 

Meeting Location: Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp – 138 Fortune Lake Camp Rd, Crystal Falls, MI

Conference 5

Menominee Valley

Contact: Karen Anne Hanson, hansk@northlandlutheran.org

Date: Sunday, May 19

Start Time: 3:00 p.m. Central

Meeting Location: Wickman Family Farm – W4410 Panske Rd, Porterfield, WI

Conference 6


Contact: Mike Markwell, mike.j.markwell@gmail.com

Date: Sunday, May 19

Start Time: 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Meeting Location: Rapid River Ski Trails – 8181 US Hwy 2, Rapid River, MI

Conference 7

Three Lakes

Contact: Sharon Babbitt, beachgal260@hotmail.com

Date: Saturday, May 11

Start Time: 12:00 p.m. Eastern

Meeting Location: Upper Tahquamenon Falls – 41382 W M-123, Paradise, MI

Conference 8

Superior Central

Contact: Lanni Lantto, lanni@upwild.org

Date: Saturday, May 11

Start Time: 11:00 a.m. Eastern

Meeting Location:

Eagles Nest Community Forest Trail, Marquette, MI (The first intersection of Eagles Nest Rd.& Hwy 550 towards Big Bay. Meeting in parking lot on right side of road look for UP WILD signs.)