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District news: June 2022

Happy anniversary!

MN—On April 24, Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., celebrated milestone service anniversaries from the past three years. The 2020 celebrants included Peter Baganz, 25 years; Paul Bases, 40 years; Bill Pekrul, 40 years; and Mark Zarling, 40 years. The 2021 celebrants included Greg Diersen, 25 years; Joel Fredrich, 40 years; Jennifer Krause, 25 years; Cheryl Loomis, 40 years; James Pope, 40 years; and Mark Tacke, 40 years. The 2022 celebrants included Robert Klindworth, 40 years; Ted Klug, 25 years; Doug Lange, 40 years; Tom Nass, 40 years; Jim Unke, 40 years; and Lori Unke, 25 years.


Southeastern Wisconsin

On April 9, Chaplains in Schools baptized 16 people during a special Easter event. To see a video of an adult baptism from the event, visit


Western Wisconsin

Students at St. Paul, Fort Atkinson, Wis., collected board books for babies for the OB department of a local hospital during their Random Acts of Kindness drive.



Southeastern & Western Wisconsin

On April 23 and 24, regional handbell festivals were held at Peace, Hartford, Wis., and Northland Lutheran High School, Kronenwetter, Wis. Pictured is the handbell choir of Luther Preparatory School, Watertown, Wis.


South Central

From April 25–29, Grow in Grace, the institute for continuing education at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., hosted more than 400 people in San Antonio, Texas, for a Celebration of Ministry retreat for pastors celebrating 3, 10, 25, and 35 years since graduating from the seminary. Pictured are pastors from the seminary classes of 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017, 2018, and 2019 and their wives, who all attended Luther Preparatory School, Watertown, Wis.

The district reporters for this month are: MN—James Panning; SC—Caleb Schoeneck; SEW—Matthew Schaewe; WW—Brett Brauer.

Volume 109, Number 06
Issue: June 2022

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