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Convention History

  • 1943 - 1st Biennial - Ft Wayne, Indiana, Aug 31-Sept 1
    • "Serve the Lord with Gladness," Clara Schmitt, President
  • 1945 - cancelled due to the war
  • 1947 - 2nd Biennial - Chicago, Illinois, July 18-19
    • "Serve the Lord with Gladness," Clara Schmitt, President
  • 1949 - 3rd Biennial - Cleveland, Ohio, July 27-28
    • "Thy Kingdom Come," Sadie Fulk Roehrs, President
  • 1951 - 4th Biennial - New York, New York, July 25-26
    • "For Such a Time as This," Sadie Fulk Roehrs, President
  • 1953 - 5th Biennial - Portland, Oregon, July 28-29
    • "Saved to Serve," Sadie Fulk Roehrs, President
  • 1955 - cancelled due to segregation policies in New Orleans, LA
  • 1956 - 6th Biennial - Denver, Colorado, April 20-21
    • "Occupy 'til I Come," Lillian Preisinger, President
  • 1957 - 7th Biennial - Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 31-Aug 1
    • "Talk Ye of All His Wondrous Works," Lillian Preisinger, President
  • 1959 - 8th Biennial - Toronto, Ontario, CA, July 22-23
    • "Labour With More Love," Lillian Preisinger, President
  • 1961 - 9th Biennial - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 26-27
    • "Living with My Lord," Emma Hoppe, President
  • 1963 - 10th Biennial - Kansas City, Missouri, July 17-18
    • "The Harvest is Great," Emma Hoppe, President
  • 1965 - 11th Biennial - San Diego, California, July 20-21
    • "The Lord is My Light," Eula Hankel, President
  • 1967 - 12th Biennial - Washington, D.C., July 18-20
    • "Beautiful Savior," Lord of the Nations, Eula Hankel, President
  • 1969 - 13th Biennial - Houston, Texas, July 20-22
    • "Thrust with Trust," Evelyn Hartman, President
  • 1971 - 14th Biennial - Louisville, Kentucky, June 22-24
    • "Declare His Glory," Evelyn Hartman, President
  • 1973 - 15th Biennial - Mobile, Alabama, June 25-28
    • "Together in Christ," Florence Montz, President
  • 1975 - 16th Biennial - St Paul, Minnesota, July 21-24
    • "Saints Arise!," Florence Montz, President
  • 1977 - 17th Biennial - Laramie, Wyoming, August 8-11
    • "Lift Thine Eyes," Helen Morris, President
  • 1979 - 18th Biennial- Omaha, Nebraska, July 16-19
    • "Sow the Seed," Helen Morris, President
  • 1981 - 19th Biennial - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 22-25
    • "Come to the Living Waters," Helen Gienapp, President
  • 1983 - 20th Biennial - Detroit, Michigan, June 20-23
    • "Reach Out With Christ," Helen Gienapp, President
  • 1985 - 21st Biennial - Ames, Iowa, July 22-25
    • "Give God Glory - Praise His Name!," Alberta Barnes, President
  • 1987 - 22nd Biennial - Ft Worth, Texas, June 22-25
    • "Radiant with God's Love," Alberta Barnes, President
  • 1989 - 23rd Biennial - Rapid City, South Dakota, June 26-29
    • "Seek His Face Always," Betty Duda, President
  • 1991 - 24th Biennial - Cleveland, Ohio, June 27-30
    • "Celebrate the Jubilee - Glorify His Name," Betty Duda, President
  • 1993 - 25th Biennial - Edmonton, Alberta, CA June 17-20
    • "One in Spirit - One in Purpose," Ida Mall, President
  • 1995 - 26th Biennial - Kansas City, Missouri June 22-25
    • "Live By God's Design," Ida Mall, President
  • 1997 - 27th Biennial - Charlotte, North Carolina, June 26-29
    • "Hold Up the Light," Gloria Edwards, President
  • 1999 - 28th Biennial - Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 1-4
    • "Let Freedom Ring," Gloria Edwards, President
  • 2001 - 29th Biennial - San Jose, California, July 5-8
    • "Because He First Loved Me," Virginia Von Seggern, President
  • 2003 - 30th Biennial - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 19-22
    • "Lord of my heart ... Our Hope," Virginia Von Seggern, President
  • 2005 - 31st Biennial - Tampa, Florida, June 16-19
    • "Live Joyfully as Salt and Light," Linda Reiser, President
  • 2007 - 32nd Biennial - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, June 21-24
    • "ROCK! Rest On Christ the King," Linda Reiser, President
  • 2009 - 33rd Biennial - Portland, Oregon, June 25-28
    • "Look to the Hills ... God Reigns!," Janice Wendorf, President
  • 2011 - 34th Biennial - Peoria, Illinois, June 23-26
    • "Being with Jesus—Living on the Edge," Janice Wendorf, President
  • 2013 - 35th Biennial - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 27-30
    • "Quenched! By the Water," Kay Kreklau, President
  • 2015 - 36th Biennial - Des Moines, Iowa, June 25-28
    • "Bountiful! Sow • Nourish • Reap," Kay Kreklau, President
  • 2017 - 37th Biennial - Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 22-25
    • "Jesus Christ Above All," Patti Ross, President
  • 2019 - 38th Biennial - Mobile, Alabama, June 20-23
  • 2021 - 39th Biennial - Lexington, Kentucky, June 24-27

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