Joint Missions

WELS Missions commissioned five new missionaries during the closing service of Taste of Missions in July 2021. Pictured from left: Rev. Mark Zondag, world missionary on the Asia One Team; Rev. Lucas Callies, home missionary at Good Shepherd, North Liberty, Iowa; Rev. Isaac Hayes, home missionary at St. John’s on the Hillside, Milwaukee, Wis.; Rev. Timothy Walsh, home missionary at Grace of God, Dix Hills, N.Y.; and Rev. Andrew Westra, home missionary at a new mission start in Waco, Texas. 

In 2021, Taste of Missions provided an online missions experience for WELS members around the world. The 2022 event is scheduled to take place both online and in person at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., on June 11.
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Mission Journeys

In November 2021, a WELS Mission Journeys team from St. Matthew’s, Oconomowoc, Wis., traveled to Hope in the Heights, a WELS home mission congregation in Houston, Texas. The team assisted Hope with its outreach efforts. 





New members confirmed

Rev. Ger Lor confirmed 11 new members at Grace Hmong Lutheran, Kansas City, Kan., in January 2021. 







Taste of Missions commissioning and Q&A