Looking through the Convention Workbook for the first time, as I've recently gone from Alternate to Voting Delegate:
I remember a few years ago, someone submitted an overture to give the District President more control over the pastor's conferences because no one was consulting with Pres. Mirly and he apparently wanted a say about it. So, the District voted to add the DP as a consultant or advisor (whatever that meant). At least that's how I recall it.
Now the MO District BOD is proposing outright control by the District Praesidium (and a couple of other people elected at convention) over the planning of the pastor's conferences.
See Resolution 3-07 (To Change Official Conference Committees) in the Convention Workbook at http://mo.lcms.org/
This resolution is also being associated with President Harrison by name-dropping the ubiquitous Koinonia Project and that the resolution is “to conserve and promote the unity of the faith"???? What????
Side Note: Why are there so many resolutions submitted by the Board of Directors? If they would stop recommending all these ridiculous changes we wouldn't even need to have a convention this year, and I'm not even talking about time-wasters such as changing the by-laws to read Visitor instead of Counselor. It's like they're having to make up stuff to vote on.