The closing session of the first-ever LCMS Life Conference featured a lively panel discussion of the topic “Engaging in the Public Square — Vocation in Action.” Panelists included:

  • Carol Tobias, president, National Right to Life Committee
  • Tim Goeglein, vice-president of external relations, Focus on the Family
  • Stephanie Hammond, legislative assistant to Rep. Trent Franks (AZ)
  • Mollie Ziegler Hemingway, journalist
  • Rev. Gregory K. Williamson, chief mission officer, LCMS
  • Rev. Terry Dittmer, director, Youth Ministry, LCMS
  • Heidi Abegg, senior counsel, Webster, Chamberlain & Bean, LLP

The LCMS Life Conference was Jan. 25-26, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel, Arlington, Va. For more information, visit