About Grow in Grace

Who are we?

Grow in Grace was established by Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2010 to mark a new emphasis on the continuing education work that has long been one of the two tasks that the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod has entrusted to its seminary.

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Our mission statement, vision, and goals give a quick overview of what this work is all about.


Grow in Grace connects pastors to gospel-focused resources for growth and to gospel-filled encouragers to support that growth.


Pastors value Grow in Grace’s partnership for lifelong growth in their calling as pastor.


Events & Courses  Deliver Christ-centered, accessible, and ministry impacting events and courses built around the four theological disciplines of biblical theology, systematic theology, historical theology, and practical theology.

Retreats & Mentoring  Provide collaborative opportunities for pastors to learn from one another and to gather with peers celebrating similar ministry milestones.

Strengthening Ministry  Deliver gospel-rich resources that assist pastors to partner with others in honestly evaluating their callings and to plan for growth with confidence.

Growth Resources  Deliver informal resources useful for individual or group study that assist pastors in spiritual and professional growth.

Meet the Grow in Grace team

Professor Bradley Wordell – Director

Professor Nathan Ericson – Faculty Advisor

Kim Workentine – Event Coordinator

Barbara Rickaby – Executive Assistant

Professor Robert Wendland – Faculty Advisor