Rev. Chris Singer, Lutheran Church Charities President/CEO, three LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry teams, and staff member Shannon Beshara attended The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) Pacific Southwest District (PSD) 2023 Pastors' Conference held in Palm Springs, California, September 25-27, 2023.
The conference was attended by pastors and exhibitors from the PSD. It provided the opportunity for LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Lois (First Good Shepherd - Las Vegas, Nevada), Rahab (St. Andrews - Stockton, California), and Reuben (First Lutheran - Yuba City, California) and their handlers to welcome the pastors, who spent a little time relaxing with the Comfort Dogs and learning more about LCC’s K-9 Ministries.
Additionally, LCC staff answered many questions about LCC's Hearts of Mercy & Compassion, Disaster Response, and Human Care ministries. We look forward to future conversations regarding affiliate church partnerships in the PSD. Many thanks to the Pacific Southwest District for their wonderful hospitality!