Greater Milwaukee Synod
Graduate student Part-time administrative assistant for a local non-profit organization
Representational status: Synod
Committee assignment: Executive
Pamela Shellburg brings experience as a professional educator and expertise from her experience in higher education as a student in multiple degree programs. She has experience as a student at Wartburg and is a participant in the candidacy process. Additionally, she has participated in board meetings for the trustees of the non-profit organization in Milwaukee where she is employed.
Pamela resides in Milwaukee, WI and attends Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. She has served on church council and leadership boards. She has served as Christian Education Director, Sunday School Superintendent, Adult Forum facilitator, retreat leader, lector and deacon/assisting minister. She has also given of her time on her church’s Call and Sabbatical Committees. She is part of the Association of Graduate Students in Theology at Marquette University and the Schmitt Fellowship. This will be Pamela’s ninth year serving on the board.
What has serving on the WTS Board of Directors meant to Pam?
I am aware that our world is in need, as perhaps in no other time, of leaders in our churches who will be fearless prophets, thoughtful theologians, and compassionate pastors. Serving on the WTS Board of Directors has meant that I have had the opportunity to be a part of a larger mission that is first and foremost committed to nurturing those very types of leaders. I have always been affiliated with a worshiping community, and have held many leadership positions in the congregations of which I have been a part. Through many places and circumstances I have cultivated a mindfulness of the importance of theological education and a commitment to the institutions and institutional partnerships which advance, through their particular missions, the gospel of God in Jesus Christ. This commitment has found its fullest expression in the opportunity to contribute to the particular ways Wartburg Seminary strives to be the church in higher education.