Lutheran Chaplain RECON 2013

Lutheran Chaplain RECON 2013

September 13-16, 2013

The Stanford Court Renaissance San Francisco Hotel

905 California Street – Nob Hill

San Francisco, CA 94108

(415) 989-3500



Registration Information (PDF)


Plans have been made for a wonderful time together in San Francisco which will include guided tours of the city, a dinner cruise in the harbor and close up views of the Golden Gate Bridge, time for worship and thanksgiving, and free time where you can visit with each other, shop, dine together or sightsee to your heart’s content. 

Attached you will find a Registration Form you are asked to send to Ivan Ives, 7201 Hadlow Drive, Springfield, VA 22152.  The Registration Fee is $300.00 per person if submitted prior to August 1 and $350.00 if submitted later.  This fee includes a reception with heavy hors d’oeuvers 7:00 – 9:00 pm on Friday, the City Tour and lunch on Saturday, transportation to and from St. Mark’s Lutheran Church for worship on Sunday, as well as the Dinner Cruise that evening with transportation to and from the hotel.  Arrangements for other meals and activities are left to your discretion. 

Hotel room rates are $159.00 per night, single or double, for the three nights (regular rate $359.00).  You are responsible for making reservations with the hotel, 1 (800) 468-3571 or (415) 989-3500.  Please make sure they understand you are part of the RECON 2013 group.  Guest parking is very expensive.  The City of San Francisco will impose occupancy tax of 15.5% on all cars parked overnight at every San Francisco Hotel.  Anticipated parking fees are $45.00 per night plus the 15.5% tax. No shuttle is provided between San Francisco Airport and the hotel.  Taxi fares are $40.00 each way, but may be shared by four people.  San Francisco also has a fine public transportation system (MARC) available for getting around the city. 

We hope you will join us in this wonderful opportunity to enjoy the sights and delights of San Francisco.  We also ask you to share this information with other retired chaplains in your area. 


Persons to contact for further information

Ivan Ives, 7201 Hadlow Drive, Springfield, VA 22152, H: 703-569-5960, C: 703-300-5696,

Wayne Lehrer, 6815 Glenmont St., Falls Church, VA 22042, H: 703-538-0976, C: 703-405-4479,

Ben Nass, 42010 Wilton Woods Lane, Alexandria, VA 22310, H: 703-317-0523,

Dick Reichard, 13701 Glen Bill Road, Rockville, MD  20850, H: 301-279-7890,