WELS World Missions conducts gospel outreach throughout Europe, partnering to share Christ’s grace in Albania, Bulgaria, London and the U.K., Portugal, Russia, and Ukraine while supporting sister church bodies in six additional European countries. An administrative committee appointed by the Board for World Missions helps facilitate world mission work throughout the continent of Europe.
Rev. Luke Wolfgramm - Team Leader
Missionary Luke Wolfgramm graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1997, was assigned to Novosibirsk, Russia, and has been there ever since. He previously served as a congregational pastor in the Concord Evangelical Lutheran Church. Now the church is blessed with three Russian pastors and one talented seminary student who carry out pastoral ministry. Luke focuses on worker training and mentoring church leaders.
Luke also works with our other WELS European mission churches in Albania and Bulgaria. He also spends time with independent sister churches in Europe and provides fellowship and encouragement to help pastors and congregations who are often small and isolated.
Luke is married to Jennifer, who loves to work with music in the congregations and help get people involved with their congregations in a variety of ways. She travels with Luke to meet and strengthen friendships with the women of our sister congregations. They have three children. Christina is living in Nebraska and studying drafting and design. Katie is in her final year at Milwaukee School of Engineering and is engaged to Xander Neuwirth. Peter is a sophomore at Fox Valley Lutheran High School. He lives with Luke’s brother and family in Appleton.
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Other Mission Partners
WELS Missions also partners with sister synods and independent churches in fellowship with WELS throughout Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Germany. This partnership and support can come in the form of financial assistance, theological training or continuing education through the Pastoral Studies Institute (PSI), visits and assistance from other World Missions representatives or missionaries, as well as the sharing of outreach ideas. A church in the Czech Republic and a synod in Latvia are directly supported by our mission partners in the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS). Visit the ELS world outreach page to learn more about that work.
Many of these mission partners are a part of the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference (CELC), a worldwide fellowship of confessional Lutherans. To learn more about the CELC and these mission partners, visit celc.info.
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