Derecho: WTS Alumni Support Communities Across Iowa

Rev. Nat Bothwell ’16 and congregation rally to distribute free water in Iowa communities alongside other ELCA churches A derecho, or “land hurricane” as it has been described, moved slowly and devastatingly through the Midwest with winds topping 100 miles per hour earlier this month. The storm left over one million people without power with…

WTS Receives Donation of Svendsen Family Farm

Announcing the Largest Gift in WTS History With deep gratitude for bold generosity and faithful stewardship, Wartburg Seminary announces the donation of Illinois farmland from the Rev. Dr. Rick Rouse of Mukilteo, WA, and his sisters, Susan Brophy of Santa Ynez, CA and Robin Sharpe of Bend, OR. Rev. Rouse is a 1973 graduate of…

Wartburg Grads Start a New Kind of Ministry with JustChurch

Rev. Sarah Goettsch, WTS ’01 and Rev. [Dr.] Jan Rippentrop [Schnell], WTS ’04 Start JustChurch ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN OCTOBER 2017 E-LIFE TOGETHER NEWSLETTER There’s a new kind of ministry in town. JustChurch. JustChurch is not a new congregation; it is the name of an ELCA Saturday evening worship service supported by Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,…