Changes at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary

Rev. Paul O. Wendland, president at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., has announced that he will transition from the position of president into a purely teaching role at the end of the 2018–19 school year.

“I am grateful to the Lord Jesus for the privilege of serving him as president of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary for the past 15 years, and I look forward, as he wills, to go on serving him by teaching full time. I pray the next year will allow for an orderly transition,” says Wendland.

Wendland has served on the seminary faculty since 2001 and was called to serve as president in 2004. He has served congregations in Mwembezhi, Zambia; Hopkins, Michigan; and Salt Lake City, Utah. From 1994 to 2001 he taught at Northwestern College, Watertown, Wis., and Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn.

“A grateful synod gives thanks to the Lord for Paul Wendland’s leadership as president,” says Rev. Paul Prange, administrator for WELS Ministerial Education. “Please join me in praying for God’s blessing as seminary students continue to benefit from his insight and encouragement as a full-time professor for many years to come.”

A call for nominations to fill the seminary president position will be sent out soon.


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