Election of first vice president and secretary

On Tuesday morning, Rev. James Huebner was re-elected to his third four-year term as first vice president of WELS. He was first elected to the position in 2009.

“I’m just humbly grateful. It’s a privilege and an honor to be able to serve the Lord in this way, especially to be able to have the chance to work with such wonderful gifts of the church in the men who are in leadership in the church body,” says Huebner, who serves as pastor at Grace, Milwaukee, Wis.

He continues, “You know what the Word of God says about us personally and you look in your heart and know you don’t deserve to have this privilege to be in the ministry in general and then also to serve the synod. But then you thank God also for his promises that he’s going to give you the strength and the insight.”

The first vice president assists the president and serves as a member of the Conference of Presidents; as a non-voting, ex-officio vice chairman of the Synodical Council; and as an advisory member on the Commission on Inter-Church Relations.

On Tuesday, delegates also elected Rev. Robert Pasbrig as the WELS recording secretary. Pasbrig has served as synod secretary since 2005.

Elections for chairmen and members for various synod boards and commissions will be conducted throughout the convention. Look for full election results at the conclusion of the convention at wels.net/2017synodconvention.




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