Names and Faces

Rev. Jonathan E. Schroeder

Jonathan Schroeder is the pastor of Faith Lutheran in Sharpsburg, GA. He serves as the Moderator of the Institute of Worship and Outreach, pastor-at-large on the Synodical Council, and is actively involved in WELS School of Outreach and WELS School of Worship.

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Rev. Jonathan Hein

Jonathan Hein serves at Beautiful Savior Lutheran in Summerville, SC. He serves WELS as the chairman of the Commission on Congregational Counseling and serves his district as the chairman of the South Atlantic District Mission Board.

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Prof. Daniel Leyrer

Daniel Leyrer serves as Professor of New Testament and Pastoral Theology at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. He is also involved with Forward in Christ magazine, and serves as an advisory member of the WELS Commission on Evangelism.

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Rev. James R. Huebner

James Huebner is pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, WI. In addition to his congregational duties, Huebner has served the synod as First Vice President since his election in 2009.

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Rev. Charles Westra

Charles Westra serves as pastor of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Columbia, TN. In addition to his congregational duties, Pastor Westra serves as the chairman for the WELS Board for Home Missions.

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Rev. Jon Zabell

Pastor Zabell is pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Green Bay, WI. Zabell serves as St. Paul’s Minister of Music and Family. In addition to his congregational duties, Zabell is the chairman of the WELS Commission on Worship.

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Rev. Aaron Christie

Aaron Christie serves pastor at Trinity Lutheran in Waukesha, WI. He also serves the synod as a member of the WELS Commission on Worship and a frequent presenter and consultant for the WELS School of Worship Enrichment.

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Rev. Bryan Gerlach

Bryan Gerlach serves as the Director of the WELS Commission on Worship. His parish ministry experience includes congregations in Texas and California. Gerlach has a Master of Church Music degree and continues to serve as a regular pianist and organist at two WELS churches in the Milwaukee area.

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Rev. Jonathan P. Bauer

Jonathan Bauer serves at Good News Lutheran Church, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin.

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Rev. Donn Dobberstein

Donn Dobberstein serves as pastor of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Port Orange, FL. He also serves as the chairman of the WELS Commission on Evangelism, and as a presenter with the WELS School of Outreach.

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Rev. Michael Hintz

Since 2002 Pastor Hintz has served as the director for the WELS Commission On Evangelism (COE). Prior to this, he was called as missionary to Malawi, Africa.

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Rev. Michael Geiger

Pastor Geiger serves as Worship, Outreach and Discipleship Pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Burnsville, MN. Geiger also has experience as District Evangelism Coordinator for the North Atlantic District of WELS.

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Rev. Michael Schultz

Michael Schultz serves as the Project Director of the new WELS Hymnal Project.

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Rev. John W. Steinbrenner

Pastor John Steinbrenner serves as Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Boise, Idaho. In addition to his service on The Institute for Worship and Outreach, he serves WELS as the vice-president of the Pacific Northwest District.

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Prof. James Tiefel

James Tiefel serves as professor of worship and homiletics at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, WI. He also serves the Seminary as the Dean of Chapel.

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Rev. Adam Mueller

Adam Mueller serves as pastor of Peace Lutheran in Kokomo, Indiana. In addition to his pastoral duties, he serves the synod as a member of the WELS Commission for Congregational Counseling.

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Rev. Nathan Strutz

Nathan Strutz serves as pastor of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Verona, WI. He serves the WELS as chairman of the Western Wisconsin District Mission Board.

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Rev. Earle Treptow

Pastor Treptow serves Zion Lutheran in Denver, CO, and serves the synod as Nebraska District President.

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Rev. David Scharf

David Scharf serves as pastor of Immanuel Lutheran in Greenville, WI. Pastor Scharf also serves as a member of the WELS Commission for Congregational Counseling.

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