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Administrators Leadership Conference

July 21-23, 2021 
Hyatt Regency, Indian Wells, CA

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?  I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." Isaiah 43:18-19

We're Back Live!

We are back to an in person ALC!  Praise God for His blessings and goodness! 
We look forward to welcoming all of you back to the beautiful Hyatt Regency, Indian Wells, CA, where we will study God's Word, strengthen ourselves professionally, and rejoice together in fellowship!

Our Keynote Speaker this year is Andrew McPeak of Growing Leaders. Each registration will
include a copy of Andrew McPeak and Tim Elmore's book Generation Z Unfiltered.  

Cost for this year's conference is $210 for PSD Partner Schools or $270 for those schools who haven't contributed to PSD School Services for the Partner Rate. Additional team members can register for $180 p/team member. (An additional team member is anyone from the same organization who registers after the first team member registers at full price.) Spouses are welcome to attend.  If they participate in the full event with you please register them for $180. If they will only join you for meals it will be $100 for all meals or $35 for the banquet only. Please note that an additional, non-refundable $3 service fee will be added to all registrations.  


You will also want to book your hotel room using the links below. Hotel rooms are $109 +tax per/night.

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conference schedule

Conference speakers

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Andrew McPeak

Andrew McPeak is a millennial researcher, author, and communicator. Developed through more than a decade of work with the next generation, Andrew’s insights have helped leaders of all kinds understand how to craft their message in a way that reaches today’s student. In his role as Vice President of Content, Andrew works closely with schools, universities and sports teams to implement Habitudes® as a tool to teach life and leadership skills. He is also the co-host of the Leading the Next Generation with Tim Elmore podcast.


Most notably Andrew is a co-author alongside Dr. Tim Elmore of two books: Marching off the Map (2017) and their latest book Generation Z Unfiltered. Utilizing insights gained from the latest research and personal stories of successful leaders across the country, Generation Z Unfiltered helps adults understand how to best connect with today’s youngest population and how to lead them through the nine greatest challenges they will face in the 21st century.

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Worship Leader - Pastor Drew Ross

Drew is a husband, father, and pastor in Costa Mesa, California (Christ Lutheran).


Committed to connecting the local church into community partnerships, Drew has won multiple awards in Florida and Colorado for creating education and need-based initiatives for students and families in public school districts, even being named “Business Partner of the Year” by the Florida Department of Education. In addition, his work with the homeless and working poor populations in metro Denver, led to him being named “Influencer of the Year” by the city of Lakewood, Colorado.


In ministry, Drew has actively planted multiple campuses through multisite expansion in Florida, Missouri, and Illinois. Currently, Drew serves on the pastoral lead team of Trellis, a collaborative ministry in Costa Mesa which focuses on education initiatives, homelessness, neighboring, and prayer. Drew is also actively trying to become a Southern California sports fan, realizing that Tom Brady will only quarterback his beloved Buccaneers for so long.

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Bible Study Leader - Dr. Mary Scott

Dr. Mary Scott currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director at Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, California.  Previously she served as the Head of School at Concordia International School Shanghai, China.  She held that position from July, 2016 – June, 2020.  Prior to serving at Concordia Shanghai, Mary was the Executive Vice President of the University and Provost at Concordia University Irvine, California. 


Dr. Scott has spoken at numerous events through-out her years of service in education.  Her topics have included leadership, women’s leadership, life balance, personal growth and crisis management.  Mary has an earned doctorate from Pepperdine University.  She has received a number of awards for her achievement in athletic and school administration, including the Spiritus Christi award from Concordia Chicago.


Mary is married to Dan.  They have three daughters.  Their youngest daughter is a student at Orange Lutheran High School.

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Sara Cerulle 

Sara Cerulle has 15 years of experience in non-profit Development. She holds an MBA in Nonprofit Management and has managed full-time staff, interns and volunteers, and has extensive experience working with board members. Her areas of expertise include Annual Fund Analysis, Special Events Auditing, Strategic Planning, and Event Budget Analysis and Auction Forensics.

Sara is a product of Lutheran education, kindergarten through college, as is her husband. They live in Lakewood, CA and their three children attend Lutheran school. She is the daughter of a Lutheran school teacher and the sister of a LCMS pastor. 

Hotel Information

Please book your own hotel room at the Hyatt Regency using the button below.  The standard conference room is $109 per night, but there are upgrade options available if you so choose.  Conference includes dinner Wednesday, breakfast and lunch on Thursday, and breakfast on Friday. REFRESHment will be hosted in Rachel's in room on Wednesday and Thursday night.  You are free to plan dinner with friends where you choose on Thursday evening. 

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