Rev. Dr. David P. E. Maier was elected on the first ballot for his fourth term as president of the Michigan District.
Maier is a graduate of Concordia University Ann Arbor, where he received his B.A. with a double major in Biblical Languages and Christian Doctrine. He then attended Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Ind., graduating with an M.Div. in 1982. Maier has received three honorary doctorate degrees. He served as a pastor for 27 years at three congregations: Our Savior, Marlette; St. Peter, Arlington Heights, Ill.; and Our Savior, Lansing before being elected Michigan District President in 2009. He has served on various committees for Synod over the years and was recently elected Chairman of Synod’s Council of Presidents.
In his presidential address, Maier inspired delegates to be salt and light, as “Christians have a dramatic influence in the world today … loving the lost, least, last, lonely, limited, and lame, even our enemies.” He further challenged delegates with these words: “The Word of the Lord not only grew the church in numbers, but in boldness …because Jesus is at the heart of our message. We are bold because the message is rooted in the Word, bold because of the messenger centered in the person of Christ, bold because the Holy Spirit of God is present. Live boldy as God’s saved and sent servants … Let’s do this!”
The Convention also elected the four Vice Presidents of the District:
- First Vice President: Rev. Mark D. Brandt
- Second Vice President: Rev. Dean M. Davenport
- Third Vice President: Rev. David A. Davis
- Fourth Vice President: Rev. John M. Duerr
Photos by Elisa Schulz/Michigan District, LCMS