ANNUAL BANQUET 2021
Sunday, March 21, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
At Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Springfield!
Tickets are $40 each.
Call the camp office (217-487-7497) or email (email@example.com) to reserve your tickets today!
The Annual Banquet is an evening celebrating God's work of Creation and Redemption, especially as those works are enjoyed, proclaimed, and taught at Camp CILCA. Join us for an evening of music, food, great speakers, and friends.
This year's speaker will focus on, "Why Christians Should Be Involved in Politics."
Reverend Christopher I. Thoma serves as Senior Pastor of Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church & School in Hartland, Michigan.
Having become deeply involved in issues pertaining to church and state, Thoma engages regularly with executive, legislative, and judicial leaders at the local, state, and federal levels. He labors in this way not only to bring the concerns of the Church to the forefront of government, but to carry back knowledge and resources to his congregation and the Christian community at large. Along the way, Thoma has been blessed to form partnerships with judges, state and federal Senators and Representatives, as well as presidential advisors, cabinet members, and White House staff.
Thoma participates with various action committees in Lansing, the capital of Michigan. He directs the “The Body of Christ and the Public Square” conference. Additionally, he is often called upon to speak at various political conferences, Right to Life and Lutherans for Life assemblies, and theological symposia. Thoma partners with tier-one thinkers and frequently shares the stage with prominent newsmakers such as Ben Shapiro, Dennis Prager, and the like.
Thoma continues to be an invited guest on local and national radio stations to speak to current political and cultural issues. He is an avid writer, having written a number of notable volumes on homiletics, pastoral care, liturgy, Christian suffering, and the like. On a lighter side, he is the author of two children’s books, as well as the four-volume collection entitled The Angels’ Portion: A Clergyman’s Whisky Narrative, which exemplifies his abilities as a humorist. Having garnered national and international attention in the field of distilled spirits, he enjoys forewords and endorsements from the likes of Dinesh D’Souza, Stephen Beam, Don Sutcliffe, Mark Gillespie, and others.
Thoma’s theological and political essays have been included in a variety of collected works. He is a published hymnographer and poet, a steady contributor to various magazines and newspapers, and offers regular content for a number of theological and political news media outlets. He provides a consistent stream of information through his blogs and by way of social media, and he maintains a fixed segment on metro-Detroit radio entitled “A Minute to Stop and Think.”
In the spring of 2017, Reverend Thoma was awarded a Distinguished Fellowship from Salt & Light Global Wilberforce Academy, an extension of the Great Lakes Justice Center. In January of 2021, he was appointed as the religious liberty liaison for the English District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
Thoma lives in Linden, Michigan. He is married to Jennifer. They have four children—Joshua, Madeline, Harrison, and Evelyn.
DINNER & Entertainment
The evening includes a three-course meal from Nelson's Catering and musical entertainment.
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