Lutheran World Federation

The Lutheran World Federation Assembly, normally held every six years, is the LWF’s highest decision-making body. The Assembly consists of representatives of the member churches of the Federation. In July, 2003, representatives from over 70 countries gathered at the Assembly in Winnipeg, Manitoba to make major decisions on the future direction of the LWF, share experience about issues facing their churches, and worship together celebrating their cultural diversity.

As the Assembly Logistics Coordinator, ‘Blessed Events’ was engaged by the host church and co-opted to the Lutheran World Federation. Responsibilities included housing in hotels of over 1,000 participants, and logistics for the 14 days of the Assembly, coordinated with staff based in Geneva, Switzerland and members of the Local Planning Committee in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ‘Blessed Events’ provided cost savings to the event of over $27,000.

‘Heidi Wilker served very capably as logistics coordinator for the Tenth Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation. For such a large and complex international gathering, her attention to detail and deadlines ensured that strong and effective working relationships were maintained between the coordination office in Geneva, the local arrangements committee in Winnipeg and the management of local facilities such as hotels and the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

Heidi’s experience and working style were particularly valuable in the preparation of detailed facilities plans, and during critical set-up and start-up days for the Assembly. She anticipated problem areas and ensured that problems were resolved quickly. Heidi served an essential role in ensuring that our Assembly was a success, and I would highly recommend her services.’

Ishmael Noko, General Secretary, The Lutheran World Federation

The Lutheran World Federation Assembly, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Booth at The Lutheran World Federation Assembly.

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