On May 27, 2022, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary held its graduation service. President Earle Treptow based his sermon on the class passage Hebrews 10:23, “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”
This year, 26 seniors received their diplomas from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. In addition, three pastors received their Master of Sacred Theology degrees: Joel Russow, Kyle Bitter, and Andrew Schroer.
In late May, the synod’s Assignment Committee met to assign graduates to congregations, schools, and mission settings. At the assignment service on Thursday, May 26, 2022, Professor Ken Cherney’s sermon, based on 1 Corinthians 4:1-5, reminded them that—as they start their ministries—God is sending them to be faithful managers of his people and has equipped them and will continue to be with them.
After hearing encouragement from God’s Word, the candidates, their families, and friends learned where they were headed to serve. In all, 32 men were assigned. Of those, 25 were seniors receiving their first call, one from the class of 2020, and six were from the class of 2021.
At a separate evening service on Wednesday, May 25, 28 middlers were assigned to congregations throughout the U.S., Canada, and the world to serve for their vicar—or internship—year.