A Man of Many Hats

A Man of Many Hats Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions teach that the public ministry may assume various forms. For example, public ministers of the gospel may serve as a parish pastor, a world missionary, ...

PSI in Siberia

I am writing this brief report from Siberia. Knock me over with a feather. I am in Siberia. First of all, it’s not quite as cold as you might imagine. On the other hand, no ...

On the road again

“On the road again. I just can’t wait to be on the road again.” Perhaps you sang the words as you read them. Our PSI Team is often on the road—domestically and internationally. Currently, my ...

PSI graduate Vivar installed

In June, PSI graduate Nixon Vivar was installed and ordained at Christ, Milwaukee. Professor E. Allen Sorum shares, “This was such a happy celebration after Nixon's 15-year journey to become a WELS pastor. Personally speaking, ...

Prof. Wordell in Zambia

The conditions were right for this family photo. The late afternoon sun lit up the trees to provide a natural backdrop. Rev. Kamwata and his wife and three daughters gladly posed for this amateur cell ...

Hmong Asia Ministry Coordinator

    On April 18th, Pastor Bounkeo Lor accepted the call issued by the Global Hmong Committee (GHC) to fill the new position of Hmong Asia Ministry Coordinator. With Lor’s acceptance of the call, the ...

psi update

Nixon Gregorio Vivar Gomez will graduate this May from the Pastoral Studies Institute. Nixon qualifies for the status of “non-traditional” student for the pastoral ministry on multiple levels. Most obviously, as an immigrant from Ecuador ...

PSI Family Grows

Just over a week ago, PSI Team member, Pastor Jon Bare, and his wife Kim welcomed a new addition into their family.  Elina Esther was born on Sunday, February 26th.  The Bare family is doing ...

Theological Education in Russia

With heavy coats and insulated boots, PSI International Recruitment Director Jon Bare and I traveled to frigid Siberia in January to enjoy the warm fellowship of Concord Evangelical Lutheran Church in Russia.  Each of us ...