Entries by Leah Matzke

Chad White: “I love my ‘job’!”

My name is Chad White, and I serve as a staff minister at Holy Word Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas. I have been serving in this call since April of 2002. Wow! It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 14 years! God has blessed me with a wonderful, very supportive wife and ministry partner […]

Staff Minister: Mike Mundstock

“Here am I, send me!” After graduating from Shoreland Lutheran High School in 1980, I chose to attend Dr. Martin Luther College to become a teacher in our WELS schools. I was ready to serve and become a teacher, sharing God’s Word with children. I made it through three years at DMLC and proceeded in […]

Staff Minister: Matthew Werner

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” I remember the very first time that someone asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” As a tiny child, I confidently answered, “I want to be a pastor.” I have always wanted to be a called worker. However, the kind of […]

Staff Minister: Brandon Steenbock

Picture a small congregation in the suburbs of Seattle. There is one pastor, three teachers for Pre-K through grade 8, and a layman as our youth leader. This is where I grew up, and the youth leader was my dad. I loved being at church and youth group, and I loved the relationships I had […]

Staff Minister Brian Davidson

“What exactly do you do?” I tend to get that question a lot. Most of the time, it comes in the context of a conversation about my call as a staff minister at St. Marcus Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. What is a staff minister? What does a staff minister do? Is that program even […]

Staff Minister Brent Bitter

After five years of learning, I graduated from Martin Luther College in 1998 equipped with a degree in education and trained in parish ministry through the Staff Ministry Program. I awaited Call Day with great anticipation, eagerly looking forward to discovering what role God had for me in his church. President Olsen announced my call […]

Deaconess Marilyn Miller

For many years I sat in the worship services and Bible classes hearing the call to serve God with my time, my talents, my treasures, and with every part of my life. When I was choosing a career some years back, being a called worker meant being a pastor or a teacher. Becoming a pastor […]