About Us

I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

John 15:5

Some may wonder why these conferences are put together.  The answer is simple: Relationships.  In a world where relationships are falling apart in all areas of life, it is not surprising that this is also occurring in the Christian church.  Vine and Branches is an endeavor to teach, promote, and reunite the proper connection between Christ and His people.

The following congregations are involved in the planning and hosting of these conferences:

  • Trinity Lutheran Church, Brewster, MN
  • St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fairmont, MN
  • Concordia Lutheran Church, Lake Park, IA
  • Trinity Lutheran LWML, Sioux Valley, MN
  • The Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Windom, MN
  • Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Pipestone, MN
  • St. Paul Lutheran Church, Rost Township, Lakefield, MN
  • Pipestone Circuit, MN

The following plan and organize these conferences:

  • Rev. Jerry Gauthier
  • Rev. David McDonald
  • Rev. Jon Olson
  • Rev. Paul Sajban
  • Rev. Brian Thorson
  • Rev. Steve Weiss