When the LCMS Northern Illinois District meets in Convention March 9 -10 at Concordia University Chicago, the district president’s election is the first order of business. This convention, there will be three names on the ballot for President of the LCMS Northern Illinois District. (Floor nominations are possible.)

District President Nominations

Rev. Allan Buss – Ordained 1990, Senior Pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Belvidere
Rev. B. Keith Haney – Ordained 1993, Mission Facilitator, LCMS Northern Illinois District
Rev. Kristopher Whitby – Ordained 1993, Senior Pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mount Prospect












Vice President Nominations (by region).

  • East Region VP Nomination
    Rev. Steven Anderson, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Chicago
  • North Region VP Nominations
    Rev. Micah Greiner, St. Peter Lutheran Church, Arlington Heights
    Rev. Kris Whitby, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Mount Prospect
  • South Region VP Nomination
    Rev. Cory Estby, Zion Lutheran Church, Grant Park
  • West Region VP Nomination
    Rev. Kenneth Krause, Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rockford

Nominations for district president and the district’s four vice presidents are made by the congregations of the district. At least five nominations are required for a name to be eligible for listing on the ballot for district president and two to be listed for vice president.

Nominations for district secretary and all other positions will be made by the Nominating Committee elected at the last district convention. Circuit visitors for the new triennium are also finalized during the convention.

All nominees with full biographies are in the Convention workbook on the district’s website – nidlcms.org/convention.

Presidium Nominations – 2018 Northern Illinois District Convention