CCLE XIX Summer Conference

Further Up and Further In: Lutheran Liberal Arts Today

We are excited to have you join us at CCLE XIX, hosted at Concordia University, Chicago.  The conference begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, and we conclude at 12:00 noon on Thursday, July 18.  As conference approaches, please review the documents in the "Other Information" section below.


We are excited to be participating in a one-day co-conference with CALLA (Center for the Advancement of Lutheran Liberal Arts) on Wednesday.  We also have several optional activities planned, including a campus tour and a trip to the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College, a major research collection of materials by and about Owen Barfield, G. K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams.


Partnering with CALLA, Concordia Chicago, and St. Paul Lutheran Church & School in Hamel, IL, we are also thrilled to offer a phenomenal line-up of sectionals for your children.  For grammar-stage children, sessions on Ancient, Middle Ages, & Modern History; Aesop; Greek and Roman gods; art & music; and Martin Luther & the Reformation will be offered.  Dialectic/Rhetoric stage sectionals will be offered for older students, taught by several CUC professors, including sessions on art, poetry, music, theology, and robotics.  We also will have childcare for babies and toddlers.  The children's program for grammar and for logic/rhetoric is completely full.  There are currently 2 spaces available for childcare for babies/toddlers.  Email Erika Mildred ( to check if a space is still available.

Please note that every individual participant needs a separate registration form completed, including children.  This year, lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday and the CCLE banquet Wednesday evening are all included in the registration price. 


Also, please note that the campus dining hall will not be serving dinner on Monday and Tuesday evenings.  There is a three-page list of area restaurants in the "Other Information" section below.


N.B. - If you plan to apply for the 2019 Rev. William Heine Conference Discount, please submit your application and wait for application approval prior to registering for the CCLE XIX summer conference.  You will be given special instructions on how to register if your application is approved.

If you have any questions during registration, please email Erika Mildred at

We look forward to seeing you in July!

From the 16th to the 18th of July 2019

7400 Augusta Street


Online registration is now closed.  Please contact the CCLE Treasurer via email at for late-registration inquiries.

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Other Information


Dr. Joel Heck
Concordia, Austin - Department of Theology - Plenary and Conference Speaker
Mr. Charles Evans
Senior Partner at BetterSchools, LLC, Austin, TX - Plenary and Conference Speaker
Dr. Angus Menuge
Concordia, Wisconsin - School of Arts and Sciences - Plenary and Conference Speaker
Dr. David Rogner
Concordia, Chicago - Department of English - Banquet Speaker
Dr. Gene Edward Veith
CCLE Board of Directors - Conference Speaker
Rev. Stephen W. Kieser
President, CCLE Board of Directors - Conference Speaker
Rev. Robert Paul
Vice-President, CCLE Board of Directors - Conference Speaker
Rev. Paul Cain
Secretary & Webmaster, CCLE Board of Directors - Conference Chaplain & Speaker
Mrs. Erika Mildred
Treasurer, CCLE Board of Directors - Conference Speaker
Mrs. Cheryl Swope
CCLE Board of Directors - Conference Speaker
Dr. Jackquelyn Veith
CCLE Director for Accreditation and Certification - Conference Speaker
Dr. Clinton J. Armstrong
Concordia, Irvine: Professor of Christ College & History and Political Thought - Conference Speaker
Ms. Julia Habrecht
Immanuel Lutheran School, Alexandria, VA - Conference Speaker
Mrs. Ruth Hanson
Memorial Lutheran Church & School, Houston, TX - Conference Speaker
Mrs. Susan Knowles
Homeschool Educator, Angola, NY - Conference Speaker
Mrs. Rebecca McCreary
Wittenberg Academy - Conference Speaker
Dr. Susan Mobley
Concordia, Wisconsin - Professor of History - Conference Speaker
Ms. Brittany Newton
Faith Lutheran School, Plano, TX - Conference Speaker
Mrs. Katie Schuermann
Conductor and Writer, Sherman, IL - Conference Speaker
Mr. Mark Stern
Attorney with Witt Law, P.C., Chicago, IL - Conference Speaker
Dr. Jim Tallmon
Wittenberg Academy - Conference Speaker