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FORMING VALUED LEADERS FOR GOD’S MISSION

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MISSION STATEMENT Wartburg Theological Seminary serves Christ’s church through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America by being a worship-centered community of critical theological reflection where learning leads to mission and mission informs learning. The community embodies God’s mission by stewarding resources for engaging, equipping, and sending collaborative leaders who interpret, proclaim and live the gospel of Jesus Christ for a world created for communion with God and in need of personal and social healing.

LEADERSHIP President’s Office Rev Louise N Johnson, President Lisamarie Odeen, Director of Communications President’s Cabinet Rev Dr Craig Nessan, Academic Dean Rev Amy Current, Dean for Vocation Andy Willenborg, Vice President for Finance and Operations Mission Support Staff Diane Brondyke, Director for Annual Giving and Operations Rev Dave Assmus, Gift Consultant Josh Guyer, Gift Consultant

Kim Weigman, Data Specialist Erik Preston, Database Director Board of Directors Rev Elizabeth Albertson Rev Dr Stephen Cornils Ms Janet Follstaedt Bishop Mary Froiland Bishop Michael Girlinghouse Mr David Horstmann Dr David Jacox Ms Rene Johnson Rev Dr Kathryn Kleinhans Rev Raymond Legania Rev Dr Nelson Meyer Mr James Mohn

Mr David Olson Rev Dr Mamy Ranaivoson Dr Susan Rehwaldt Rev Carl Schoss Foundation Trustees Mr John Augustine Mr Steven Benz Rev Dr Stephen Cornils Rev Dr Andrea DeGroot-Nesdahl Mr David Horstmann Rev Dr Nelson Meyer Ms Faith Trapp

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O God, beyond all praising, we worship you today and sing the love amazing that songs cannot repay; for we can only wonder at every gift you send, at blessings without number and mercies without end: we lift our hearts before you and wait upon your word, we honor and adore you, our great and mighty Lord. ELW, 880, O God Beyond All Praising, verse 1

A Message from Rev. Louise N. Johnson President, Wartburg Theological Seminary

As the evening shadows appeared, we gathered in the quad to begin the 163rd year of mission at Wartburg Theological Seminary. We were surrounded by the beauty of the castle, now 100 years old, and gathered around the font. We welcomed, prayed for, and blessed our community, students who return to continue their faithful preparation, faculty and staff who are the steady heartbeat, family members who lend support and love, and a new crop of amazing students. As Dean for Vocation, the Rev. Amy Current, read the names of the new students, we were filled with gratitude to God for sisters and brothers in Christ who have responded to the call of the Holy Spirit, sisters and brothers whose names and nationalities are a clearer representation of the fullness of the body of Christ, sisters and brothers who join us now in this 163rd year of living our mission. In this beginning week, we give thanks to God, not only for new students, but also for you, our friends and supporters, with whom we could not do this work. YOU have made this school year possible. YOU have given our students the opportunity to live their calling. YOU are providing the church with leaders that the world so desperately needs. As we begin this 163rd year, our hearts are filled with gratitude for the “blessings without number” we see in new students and in our donors and friends who dig deeply and support this important work we do together. Thank you! Sincerely in Christ,

Rev. Louise N. Johnson (WTS ‘99) President, Wartburg Theological Seminary

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A Message from the Chair of the Board of Directors and the Chair of the Foundation Trustees

Dear Friends, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.” St. Paul to the Philippians, Chapter 4. The words of Paul are our words today, because we are Rejoicing!

We rejoice in your care that the church have pastors for our children and their children. We rejoice in your passion that the church have valued leaders who preach Christ’s love and compassion to the world. We rejoice in your generosity to make these things real!

This is the 163rd year that Wartburg has gifted the church and the world with new pastors and leaders who will guide and care for us. While that is certainly worth rejoicing, today we are rejoicing that you made this possible. Without faithful partners like you, Wartburg could not continue to nurture and train valued leaders. Your prayers, contributions and faithful support make the difference! For your valued partnership in the Gospel, we rejoice, and say, “Thanks be to God!”

Rev Dr Stephen Cornils (WTS`70) Chair of the Board of Directors

Rev Dr Nelson Meyer (WTS`68) Chair of Foundation Trustees

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Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2015-2016

Gifts received July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

REVENUE 17.8%

$932,164

NET TUITION & FEES

26.4%

$1,380,545

17.7%

$923,707

ELCA SYNOD AND CHRUCHWIDE

15.9%

$832,309

ENDOWMENT

22.2%

$1,154,063

GIFTS & GRANTS

OTHER REVENUE (Housing, Food Service) TOTAL REVENUE

$5,222,788

EXPENSES 24.8%

WARTBURG SEMINARY COST TO RAISE A DOLLAR 19.7¢ to raise $1.00

INSTRUCTION (Teaching)

$1,353,222

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

5.7%

$309,269

7.2%

$392,333

STUDENT SERVICES

9.8%

$534,720

AUXILIARY EXPENSES

(Library and other Academic Support Services)

(Food Service, Housing)

33.1%

$1,805,184

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT

8.6%

$466,762

DEPRECIATION EXPENSE

10.8%

$588,425

DEBT SERVICE TOTAL REVENUE

$5,449,915

WARTBURG SEMINARY ENDOWMENT

EDUCATIONAL COST PER STUDENT

$21,733,392

$20,736,662

$34,350

$22,435,803

According to the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, which publishes information to help donors in their charitable giving decisions, organizations should spend no more than 35% of related contributions on fund raising. Related contributions include donations, legacies, and other gifts received as a result of fund raising efforts. In other words, a charity should spend no more than 35 cents to raise a dollar.

FY 2016

FY 2015

FY 2014

$16,400 It costs Wartburg Theological Seminary $34,350 to provide theological education for each student. Tuition revenue received by students is less than half this amount. Current tuition is $16,400. 2015-2016 Annual Report of Appreciation | Page 5

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EXCITING THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT Thanks for your faithful support and prayers. The Wartburg Seminary mission of forming valued leaders is strong and growing because of the ongoing generosity, partnership and prayers of friends like you.

100% of eligible students receive grants and scholarships from Wartburg Seminary. In partnership with synods and congregations, Wartburg Seminary provides residential students a scholarship package that, on average, covers 95.8% of a student's tuition.

WTS IS NOT ONLY EFFECTIVE, IT'S EFFICIENT

$ Wartburg Seminary consistently has the second or third lowest cost per student among the ELCA seminaries. Our student debt levels are among the lowest and going down.

2,200+ Wartburg Seminary graduates are Engaging God's People in communities and congregations serving in 47 states and 35 countries. Page 6 | 2015-2016 Annual Report of Appreciation

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TECHNOLOGY As part of Wartburg Seminary’s new “collaborative” curriculum, video/web conferencing technology has been installed in six classrooms on campus. With its central focus on forming leaders with skills to meet the needs of the church and the world, the “collaborative” curriculum also introduces new methods of teaching and learning by offering live classroom interactions to distance students through the use of this new classroom technology.

SENT In May 2016, 37 graduates were sent by Wartburg and our partner synods into the ELCA and beyond.

LEARNING FOR LIFE

Last year Wartburg Seminary embarked on an exciting new program called Learning for Life, Seminary for Everyone. Built on the core belief that theological education and formation are for the whole church, Wartburg created new ways for all the baptized, of all vocations and from all locations to access theological education. To-date, over 100 certificate students have taken a course through one of our 5 certificate programs. Many of which are offered online. 11/18/2016 12:48:08 PM


“The work of Wartburg Seminary is so important – forming pastors and sustaining the church into the future.”

Rebecca Goche, Final Year Master of Divinity Student “The work of Wartburg Seminary is so important – forming pastors and sustaining the church into the future.” She added, “There are so many people who have come before me who don’t even know me who are supporting me in my education. The education that I am receiving here is priceless. 2015-2016 Annual Report of Appreciation | Page 7

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Stewardship Report of Donors

Wartburg Seminary

Gifts received July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

Fund

Every Gift. Every Year. Forming Leaders for God’s Mission.

Wartburg Seminary Fund

The Wartburg Seminary Fund is the financial lifeblood of the institution. This fund provides for the daily life and mission of the seminary including: • Scholarships for students (in addition to those from the endowment) • Support to keep tuition costs low • Excellent faculty and staff • Library and classroom resources • Well-maintained campus facilities

Wartburg Seminary Society

The Wartburg Seminary Society was created to recognize and honor donors whose annual gifts of $1,000 or more to the Wartburg Seminary Fund ensure that the mission is sustained each year. Gifts may be received throughout the fiscal year (July 1– June 30) as one-time or monthly gifts. Donors will be recognized at the following levels for their commitment to forming leaders for the church at Wartburg Theological Seminary.

Gifts from individuals and congregations must provide an increasing percentage of the seminary’s current operating budget each year. Thus, donors to the Wartburg Seminary Fund are important partners in Wartburg’s mission of forming valued leaders for God’s mission.

President’s Circle Annual Gift of $25,000 or more Lutheran Charitable Funding, Inc Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Steward

Annual Gift of $10,000 - $24,999 American Trust & Savings Bank, Dubuque, Iowa Mr John & Ms Jennifer Augustine Dr James & Mrs Judith Bailey Mr Steven Benz & Ms Lynne D Sherburne-Benz Rev Dr Stephen & Ms Leslie Cornils Dubuque Bank and Trust, Dubuque, Iowa Mr George & Mrs Elizabeth Egge Rev Kathryn Franzenburg & Dr William Davis Fred & Esther Ehlke Endowment Fund Henry Treede Designated Fund Mr David L & Mrs Joyce Horstmann Dr Phillip & Ms Sharron Knox Rev Ronald G & Mrs Mary Ellen Koplitz Rev Dr Leo H & Mrs Linda Patterson Dr Winston & Dr May Persaud Mr Daniel & Mrs Barbara Martin Rank Rev Dr Edwin Schick Mr Alan & Mrs Marilyn Sorenson St Andrews Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, Minnesota William A & Mary V Poovey Estate

William Weidner Memorial Trust Rev Mark & Rev Margaret Yackel-Juleen Mr Richard & Ms Marge Zimmerman

Partner

Annual Gift of $5,000 - $9,999 Rev Thomas T & Mrs Joan Baumgardner Rev David H & Mrs Ruth Assmus †Dr Frank Benz †Ms Louisa A Brokering Conlon Construction Co, Dubuque, Iowa Easter Lutheran Church, Eagan, Minnesota First Lutheran Church, Lafayette, Louisiana Rev Dr Ann Fritschel Mr Donald & Ms JoAnne Heltner Rev Louise N Johnson Dr Ralph Jung Mrs Jane Lechner Lola Wickler Estate Rev Dr Nelson & Mrs Shirley Meyer Mr Dennis Monroe Ms Jane M Mundschenk Olga Hart Education Foundation Rev Dr Stanley & Mrs Nancy Olson Mrs Helen Pagel Ms Carol & Dr Clifford Rask Rev Dr Thomas Schattauer & Dr Paula Carlson Schroeder-Smith Scholarship Fund St Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa Rev & Mrs Gerald Staehling Rev Christine & Mr Daryl Stienstra

Rev William R & Mrs Carol Straka Ms Faith & Mr Don Trapp

Founder

Annual Gift of $2,500 - $4,999 Rev Ginger Anderson-Larson & Rev Keith Larson Mr C W & Mrs Sandy Antholz Central/Southern IL Synod - ELCA Emanuel Extended Ministry Fund Flomar Thanksgiving Fund Ms Barbara Fritschel Rev Judith L & Mr Terry Huseth †Milburn & Ina Klingeiel Eckhoff Trust Rev Herb & Mrs Anne Knudten Jr Mr Marvin & Mrs Lynn Koester Mr Harold & Mrs Grace Kurtz Mr Zachary A & Ms Kristin Larson Mr Conrad & Ms Marlene Lundsgaard Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Marion, Iowa Mr James & Mrs Connie Mohn Rev Rodney Nordby & Ms Nancy Anderson Mr Allen Nordsiden Rev Peggy Ogden-Howe & Mr Henry Howe Dr Daniel L Olson Rev Dr Robert E & Mrs Karen Schlortt Jr Dr & Mrs John Schmeling Rev Carl H & Mrs Dianne Schoss Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church, Scales Mound, Illinois

St Johns Lutheran Church, Grinnell, Iowa St Marks Lutheran Church, Bloomfield, Nebraska Mr & Mrs Duane F Stokebrand Theophilus Schaff Endowment Fund Ms Patricia & Dr Craig Tillman Trinity Lutheran Church, Mason City, Iowa Rev Karla Wildberger & Mr Dean Boles Windsor Heights Lutheran Church Foundation, Windsor Heights, Iowa Rev William Wittig

Member

Annual Gift of $1,000 - $2,499 Anonymous Donors Rev Richard & Mrs Lois Andersen Rev Raymond & Mrs Sandy Anderson Mr Ray E & Ms Martha Bailey Mr James & Ms Helen Ruth Barrett Mr & Mrs Bernard D Behrends Rev Bruce A & Mrs Andrea Bergquist Mrs Dorothea Berke †Rev Charles W & Mrs Bernadean Bichel Rev Philip Borleske Mrs Dorothy Bowen Rev Norman & Mrs Kathryn Braatz Rev Stephen P & Ms Susan Brackett Mr Joel H & Ms Carol Bradtke Mrs Jackie Brammer Rev & Mrs Richard D Bremer Rev Dean & Mrs Kari Brockmeier

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We are grateful to all our alumni and friends for their ongoing generosity and support. Please note that every effort has been made to list names of donors accurately, but we are human and mistakes do happen. If there is an omission or error, please contact the Mission Support Office by email at missionsupport@wartburgseminary.edu or by phone at (563) 589-0200 so we can correct our records. Thank you for your friendship and understanding.

Rev & Mrs Edward E Brown Rev Donald Graham Burt Divinity Scholarship Calvary Lutheran Church, Green Bay, Wisconsin Rev Kristen Capel & Mr Dan Coyle Rev Michael D & Ms Tammy Carlson Mr Paul & Ms VeeAnn Cartwright Christ Lutheran Church, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas Mr Bruce & Ms Bev Conway Rev Dr Norma Cook Everist & Rev Burton Everist Rev Judy & Rev James Deckert Rev Dr Andrea DeGroot-Nesdahl Dr Dennis & Ms Karen Dickman Ms Rita & Mr David Dudley Rev Stanley J & Mrs Janis Eckermann Chaplain Col Timothy & Col Jan Faulk Eggleston Epiphany Lutheran Church of Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois Mr Gordon & Mrs Jean Epping Rev Duane R Everson Mr John H & Mrs Marjorie Everts Faith Lutheran Church, Chicago, Illinois Mr Carroll & Ms Carol Ferguson First English Lutheran Church Foundation, Peoria, Illinois First Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa First Lutheran Church Foundation, Janesville, Wisconsin Ms Evelyn Fischer Dr & Mrs Roger W Fjeld Rev Charles J Fluegel Ms Janet Follstaedt Fred & Ada Folkers Endowment Fund Fredsville Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls, Iowa Rev Arno L Frerichs & Ms Sarah Rogers Rev Susan & Mr Norman Friedrich Bishop Mary & Rev John Froiland Rev Kathy Gerking & Mr Andy Johnson Rev Dr Samuel Giere & Rev Amy Current Mr Dennis & Ms Sandra Giere Mr Gerald D Gieseke Rev Carl W Glamm Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Good Hope Lutheran Church, Titonka, Iowa Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Peshtigo, Wisconsin Rev Glen H & Mrs Shirley Gronlund Ms Ruthann J & Mr Darrel J Gunderson Rev Curtis & Mrs Susan Hanson Mr Harlan & Ms Barb Hanson Rev George L & Mrs Janet Hanusa Rev Ray & Mrs Janice Heilener Rev & Mrs Larry Henning Rev Jennifer & Mr Jerry Henry Dr Robert & Mrs Mildred Herder Rev Steve & Mrs Julie Herder

Rev Paul & Ms Nancy Heykes Rev Julie Higgs Mr Philip & Ms Carole Hofstad Rev Duane L & Mrs Marcia Holst Mr Douglas & Ms Karen Horstmann Humanities Iowa Dr David & Ms Jacqueline Jacox Mr Marvin Jensen Dr Bonnie Hagedorn Jensen Dr Brian Johnson & Dr Laurie Berdahl Johnson Rev Joshua & Deacon Shannon Johnson Mr Douglas & Ms Anita Johnson Ms Rene & Rev Phil Johnson Rev Jane & Dr Presley Johnston Mr Ronald & Ms Barbara Jones Dr Steve & Mrs Sue Kading Rev Dr Kathryn Kleinhans & Rev Alan Schulz Rev Barbara J Knutson Dr Alvin B & Ms Carol Koeneman Rev Shane & Ms Janelle Koepke Rev Barbara Kopperud & Mr James Borden Rev Herbert F & Mrs Barbara Lammert Rev Judd Larson & Rev Dr April Ulring Larson Rev & Mrs William O Lawson Ms Sally & Mr Glen Lee Mr Thomas & Ms Sharon Leesman Rev Sylvia & Rev Chris Lee-Thompson Rev Ray & Ms Debra Legania Rev Robert F Lehmann Mr John A & Mrs LaVonne M Leonard Rev Janet & Mr Dan Lepp Mrs Grace Link Rev Thomas F Loftus Mr Michael R & Ms Vicky Mattila Mrs Irene McKenney Rev Paul & Mrs Lorie Meeker Esther & Carl Merklein Foundation Inc Rev & Mrs Benjamin F Mirtz Rev Sarah Moening & Dr Rodney Haug Mr & Mrs David Moore Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota Mrs Elfie Nadell Bishop Mark & Mrs Janice Narum Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls, Iowa Rev Dr Craig L & Mrs Cathy Nessan Rev & Mrs Clayton C Nietfeld Rev Christian & Ms Kristin Nisonger Normanna Lutheran Church, Dunn Center, North Dakota Northeastern PA Synod - ELCA Mr David & Mrs Larayne Olson Dr Kent & Mrs Linda Olson Dr & Mrs Karl A Otto Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Mrs Irene Paape Rev J Elliott & Mrs Kathryn Pancoast Rev Robert & Mrs Leda Patrick

Ms Carmen Peter Rev Terry L Peterson Dr Duane A & Mrs Kathy Priebe Rev Dr Mark W & Mrs Lesley Pries Rev & Mrs James E Reents Rev Richard & Mrs Catherine Rehfeldt Rev Armin H & Mrs Miriam Reitz Ms Rachel Riensche Ms Kristine & Mr Philip Roe Rev Dr Marvin L & Mrs Shirley Roloff Ronald R & Janice R Walter Living Legacy Fund Rev Russell & Mrs Jane Rudolf Rev Dr Gwen Sayler Rev Roland & Mrs Barbara Schaedig Ms Sharleen Schlueter Rev Curtis C & Dr Jean Schneider Mr David & Ms Betty Schroeder Mr Russell & Ms Mary Schuchmann Mrs Alma Ganz Schuetz Mr Steven & Ms Rosslyn Schultz Rev Alton W & Mrs Mary Ruth Schwandt Mr Thomas & Ms Julie Seidelmann Rev Joel A & Mrs Mary Sherer Col Louis & Mrs Susan Soon Shim Mrs Marian Shrader Dr Lynn C Smith Rev Harris & Mrs Carol Sonnenberg St James Lutheran Church, Johnston, Iowa St Johns Lutheran Church, Bancroft, South Dakota St Johns Lutheran Church, Dubuque, Iowa St Johns Lutheran of Rock Township, Osage, Iowa St Olaf Lutheran Church Foundation, Fort Dodge, Iowa St Paul Lutheran Church, Neenah, Wisconsin Rev Dirk & Ms Sarah Stadtlander †Mrs Joan Tange The Michael Kalan Memorial Fund Mrs Carl Trapp Rev Dr Troy & Mrs Maria Troftgruben Bishop Steven & Ms Ruth Ullestad Mr Robert H & Mrs Donetta Ulrich United Redeemer Lutheran Church, Zumbrota, Minnesota Dr Robert & Mrs Sally Vogel Rev Craig & Mrs Lorna Wagner Ms Lucy J Wall Rev Jeanne Warner Mr William A & Mrs Barbara Weiblen Bishop Shelley R Wickstrom Rev Kendra Wilde & Dr Ben Spiger Rev Gary A & Mrs Karen Wilkerson Rev Robert & Ms Laurie Wilkinson Mrs Mildred Zenker Rev & Mrs Lloyd F Ziebarth Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Appleton, Wisconsin

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dysart, Iowa Dr Vernon Zunker

Wartburg Seminary Fund Other Gifts

Thank you to the following individuals and organizations for their support of Wartburg Theological Seminary during the fiscal year July 1, 2015– June 30, 2016. Our mission of forming valued leaders is alive and strong because of the ongoing generosity, partnership and prayers of friends like you. Annual Gifts of $500 - $999 Anonymous Donors American Lutheran Church, Belleville, Kansas Rev Kerry & Ms Karen Aucker Rev Victor A & Mrs Marian Baderschneider Rev Tammy & Mr Randy Barthels Rev Norman & Ms Carol Bauer Ms June & Mr Tim Berntgen Rev Andy Berry Bethany Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake, Illinois Mr Ted & Ms Marlene Bey Rev & Mrs Eric A Biedermann Rev Gordon L Braun Rev Gail Brodersen-Heins Rev Harold H Brokering Dr Durwood & Mrs Dona Buchheim Rev & Mrs John E Bunge Rev Brian & Rev Susan Burchfield Bishop Michael & Mrs Diane Burk Rev Daryl D & Mrs Gwen M Daugs Ms Linda W & Mr Lawrence C Davis Rev Christopher & Rev Allison deForest Rev & Mrs Tom M Dettmer Rev Donald & Rev Gloria Keiser Dovre Mr Ralph & Mrs Norma Dovre Rev Darin Easler & Rev Bradley Schmeling Ms Susan & Dr Roger Ebertz Mr Ronald & Ms Connie Ellefson Elvira Zion Lutheran Church, Elvira, Iowa Emanuel Lutheran Church, Dayton, Iowa Faith Lutheran Church, Eldridge, Iowa Faith Lutheran Church, Odebolt, Iowa Mr Galen & Ms Sandra Fick Rev Arnold & Mrs Julie Flater Rev Dr Nathan & Ms Diane Frambach Rev Lee & Rev Dena Gable Ms Katherine Ganz Gilbert Lutheran Church, Gilbert, Iowa Bishop Michael & Mrs Terrie Girlinghouse Rev Jerome G & Mrs Jane Godson Rev & Mrs Calvin Goerdel Rev & Mrs Delmar L Goetz Mr Dale & Mrs Susan Goodman 2015-2016 Annual Report of Appreciation | Page 9

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“We have been monthly contributors to Wartburg Seminary for several years now. Wartburg helped form and give language to my faith and theology. It nurtured my ‘pastor's heart’! We give so that Wartburg can continue to give voice and substance to ‘the pastor's heart’ of others! We give because Wartburg teaches that ‘Grace Changes Everything!’" Rev. Dr. Gary Wilkerson (WTS`73) & Karen Wilkerson Director – Mount Olivet Counseling Service, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mr David & Ms Jayne Goos Mr William & Ms Deborah Granger Rev G Mark & Ms Heather Griffith Mr Filmore & Ms Darlene Gustafson Mr Josh & Ms Lindsay Guyer Mr Paul & Ms Marilyn Ann Halvor Rev Rhonda Hanisch Rev & Mrs Kurt Hansen Mr Stephen & Ms Virginia Haterius Rev Joan Haug Rev Catherine M & Mr Ken Hedmark Rev Dick L & Mrs Sue Hendrickson Rev Bennett J & Mrs Patricia Henrikson Rev & Mrs Paul A Hesterberg Rev Eimo Eldon & Mrs Patricia Hinrichs Rev Karen Hofstad Rev Alice M Horton Rev & Mrs James Hughes Ivan F & Deloris M Hunter Endowment Fund Rev William Dean & Ms Melzee Jacobson Mrs Irene Jecklin Rev Roy & Mrs Helen Jeremiah Dr Donald D & Mrs Mary Johnson Rev Sandra K & Bishop Ralph E Jones Rev William L & Mrs Brenda Jurgens Rev & Mrs Theodore P Kalkwarf Rev & Mrs Robert M Keller Rev John E & Mrs Doris Keller Klauer Manufacturing Company, Dubuque, Iowa Rev Tim & Ms Shelli Koester Rev & Mrs D Ray Kraemer Rev Scott Kramer & Dr Minjing Wu Rev Galen E & Rev Helen Beth Kuhens Rev Neil S & Mrs Rose Kvern Rev Donald R & Mrs Ruth Legacie Rev Donald Wayne Lemke Rev Joel & Mrs Margaret Ley Mr James & Ms Cindy Lippke

Lord of Love Lutheran Church, Galena, Illinois Rev & Mrs Paul R Lovestrand Rev Tera Lowe Mrs Dorothy Lussenden Rev Dr & Mrs Charles H Maahs Ms Macel Magnussen Rev Jealaine & Mr Chris Marple Mr Thomas B & Ms Lynne Martin-Erickson Mr & Mrs Willis Martinson Rev Elizabeth McHan Ms Marlene Michel Rev Dr Lyle & Mrs Sonja Miller Rev Walter & Mrs Mary Miller Mrs Rosalyn Mommsen Mr J Duane & Mrs Audrey Mortensen Mr Stanley Navrude Rev Jon & Ms Christina Nelson Rev Mark J Nelson Rev Roy & Ms Jean Nelson Rev & Mrs Duane J Nelson Rev Stephen L & Rev Alicia Nierman Rev Brian & Ms Sena Norsman Rev Erik Olson Rev David Ethan Olson Mr Matthew O'Rear Our Savior Lutheran Church, Pinehurst, Idaho Rev Lisa Parker & Mr Rod Hanze Rev Jon & Mrs Sonya Pedersen Rev Robert E & Mrs Joyce Pestal Dr Earl Peters Mr Pete Pette Rev & Mrs Larry D Rehlander Ms Tecla Sund Reklau & Mr Fred Reklau Rev Karen Ressel Mr Richard & Ms Shirley Retz Mr William & Mrs Erma Richter Rev Fred & Ms Kris Rilling Rev John & Ms Barbara Rosenberg Mr Charles E & Mrs Kathy Safris

Rev Merlin & Ms Jill Schlichting Rev & Mrs Reuben G Schnaidt Rev Roger W & Mrs Rosemary Schneider Rev & Mrs Richard Schroeder Rev Eric N Schulze Rev & Mrs John P Sersland Rev Patricia Shaw Rev Michael & Mrs Kathe Sherer Rev Donald & Mrs Ruth Smith Rev Renee & Rev Jonathan Splichal Larson St John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carroll, Iowa St Johns Lutheran Church, Grand Mound, Iowa St Johns Lutheran Church, Le Mars, Iowa St Lukes Lutheran Church, Waukesha, Wisconsin St Matthews Lutheran Church, Monticello, Iowa St Paul Lutheran Church, Hampton, Iowa St Paul Lutheran Church, Palmer, Iowa St Peter & Paul Lutheran Church, Monticello, Iowa St Peter's Lutheran Church, Marble Falls, Texas Stoll Stoll Berne Lokting & Shlachter PC, Portland, Oregon Mrs Sandra Sucher Rev Nord Swanstrom Rev Craig & Mrs Karen Swenson Bishop & Mrs Stephen Talmage Mr Jon & Ms Gloria Tehven Rev & Mrs Luther Thoresen Dr David L & Ms Martha G Tiede Rev Paul & Ms Christine Toelke Rev Larry & Mrs Lois Trachte Mr Richard Trapp Trinity Lutheran Church, Bruning, Nebraska Mr Jimmy & Ms Charlene Turner Rev & Mrs Stephen Van Gilder

Rev Howard D & Mrs Marcia Vrankin Rev Philip Wangberg & Rev Patricia Holman Rev Richard & Betty Warber Mr & Mrs Marlan Watson Rev Jack & Mrs Val Way Mr Duane & Ms Jan Wenndt Dr Gilbert & Mrs Mary Wessel Rev Jay A Wiesner Rev Mary Wiggins Mr Andy & Ms Julie Willenborg Rev Dr Ritva Williams Dr James E & Ms Gracia C Willis Mr Gene & Ms Kim Wirtz Rev Janet Peele Wold & Mr Alan R Wold Rev John A & Mrs Dee Wollenzien Rev William & Mrs Karen Wrieden Jr Rev Edward & Mrs Dianne Zaiser Rev Edgar A & Mrs Verona Zelle Ms Charlene Zimmerman Zion Lutheran Church, Kewanee, Illinois Annual Gifts Under $499 Alaska Rev Daniel M & Ms Jan Bollerud Rev Martin & Mrs Shelly Eldred Mr Zach Manzella Rev Karen & Rev George Sonray Arizona Rev David & Rev Gwen Brandfass Rev John Q & Mrs Tonya Cockram Rev & Mrs Emil Dockter Rev Jeffery Steven & Mrs Renae Gallen Ms Nancy Johnson Rev Ervin P Langholz Rev Frank & Mrs Lola Marks Rev & Mrs Thomas McFarland Rev Barbara Rapp Rev Charles A & Mrs Ute Wilfong

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Arkansas Rev Michael G & Mrs Janice L Clark Rev & Mrs Charles E Gilmore Rev Richard P & Mrs Joyce Jebsen Mr John & Ms Barbara Keller Mr Henry & Ms Barbara Wauer California Ascension Lutheran Church Foundation, Thousand Oak, California Rev Leon & Mrs Janet Bauer Rev & Mrs James D Berg Mr Frederick & Ms Barbara Borsch Rev & Ms James W Brun Mr Don & Ms Yan Burt Rev Harry C Carlson Rev & Mrs Robert Eichele Mr & Mrs James B Ellison Good Search, San Francisco, California Mrs Shirley Gutknecht Rev Laura & Mr Tim Hall Rev & Mrs Daniel C Hansen Mr & Mrs Ronald Hoffman Rev Graham Johnson Rev & Mrs Ivan E Larsen Dr David J & Ms Karen Lull Mr & Mrs Richard D Mark Rev Willis & Mrs Shirley Moerer Rev Ashley Nicolls Rev Ryan & Rev Elizabeth Radtke Dr & Mrs George Roleder Mrs Maudie E Schnaible Mr Leonard O & Mrs Doris Seegers Rev & Mrs Richard W Smith Rev & Mrs John C Wilker Rev Eugene P & Mrs Sharon Winterfeld Colorado Rev Ronald G & Ms Judy Beckman Rev Scott & Rev Kristi Beebe Rev Dr & Mrs Donald K Bentz Rev Jeanell Carlson-Bjorkman Rev Katie & Mr Anthony Chullino Rev Deborah Cote Rev Nathan P & Mrs Naomi Doerr Mr John & Mrs Kathleen Erickson Mr Horst & Ms Margaret Foerster Mr John & Mrs Lynn Fritschel Rev Delbert Grauerholz †Rev Lowell E & Mrs Carol Hemken Rev & Mrs Marvin O Huth Rev Dr Patricia E Johnson Mr & Mrs Donald Johnson Rev Paul & Mrs Nancy Judson Rev Wendy Kalan Rev Richard L & Mrs Kathleen Kling Mr & Mrs Paul Kuhlmann Rev Mike Lemke & Rev Barbara Brunstein-Lemke Rev & Mrs Ralph Philip Moeller Ms Violet & Mr George Niedermayr Dr Janet & Rev Frank Philipp Rev Jerold L & Mrs Margaret Preston Rev Paul Schairer Rev & Mrs Frederick H Schauer Mr Jack & Ms Marietta Schemmel Rev & Mrs Kenneth D Thurow

Rev Tina Yankee Zion Lutheran Church, Loveland, Colorado Connecticut Rev Carla Meier & Rev H Gaylon Barker Florida Rev Donald & Ms Cynthia Flachmeier Mr James Graeser Rev & Mrs Danith Kilts Rev & Mrs Frederick J Moberg Rev Jack A & Mrs Kathy Ottoson Rev Mary Ellen Peterson & Mr Joel Lindemann Dr Jack F & Mrs Shirley Reents Rev Stanley & Ms Karen Reinemund Dr Julius A & Ms Linda Roehl Jr Mr Harold Seibel Ms Barbara Trout Rev Steve & Ms Amy Winsor Rev Dr Dale A Young Georgia Mr & Mrs William G Schroeder Hawaii Rev Fred Fritschel & Ms Carol Langner Idaho Rev Michael John Grabenstein Rev & Mrs Larry D Nelson Rev D Lothar & Mrs Carolyne Pietz Rev & Mrs Richard P Sansgaard Illinois Ms Carol Rausch Albright & Dr John Albright Dr Charles Amjad-Ali Mr Tim & Ms Mary Jane Anderson Mr Jeffery P Aper Rev La Verne C & Mrs Beverly A Beener Mr Paul Melvin Blobaum Rev Emil H & Mrs Carolyn R Blobaum Mr Gerald & Mrs Helen Brogley Pastor Phillip I Brown Rev Kathleen Burkheimer & Mr Gary B Puckett Rev Dr James & Mrs Karen Carr Ms Beth Nelson Chase & Mr John Chase Christ Lutheran WELCA, Stockton, Illinois Rev Cathy & Mr Thomas Daharsh Rev Wayne L & Mrs Melody Derber Dr Reza Ehtessabian Epiphany Lutheran Church WELCA, Carbondale, Illinois Rev Gary J & Mrs Patricia Erickson Rev Connie & Mr Bob Frase Mr Mark & Ms Grete Gamb Ms Mary Ellyn Gibbs Rev Kenneth D Gibson Ms Christine Helmer Mr Keith Hesselbacher Immanuel Lutheran Church, Minonk, Illinois Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rock Falls, Illinois Immanuel Lutheran Church WELCA, Compton, Illinois Mr Eugene & Ms Sharon Jorandby Rev Ruth & Rev Harlan Kaden Rev & Mrs John W Kelley

Rev Ralph G & Ms Gayle Kuespert Rev & Mrs John A Lang Rev & Mrs Lee H Luebke Rev & Mrs Mark S Luepke Mr Arlan L Maier Mr Myron & Ms Shirley Marty Rev Wilbur H McCasky Rev Daniel & Ms Amanda Morris Rev Julane & Mr Tim Nease Rev Michael & Rev Katherine Neel Ms Phyllis Fritschle Nelson Rev Amy Nyman & Mr Bert Nyman Rev Mark & Mrs Nancy Oehlert Mr Duane Olivier Rev Jared & Ms Sarah Parker Rev Philip & Mrs Nancy Peterson Rev & Mrs Paul D Pfeffer Rev Kenneth Pohlmann Ms Ruth Ann Poppen Dr Susan & Dr Walter Rehwaldt Mr Ethan Reisner Dr Edward D & Mrs Nancy Schneider Rev Christine & Mr Steve Schoon St James Lutheran Church WELCA, Forreston, Illinois St Johns Lutheran Church, Elizabeth, Illinois St John's Lutheran Church Foundation, Anchor, Illinois Rev Daniel L & Mrs Beth Stalker Ms Lois & Rev Dr Kenneth Stangeland Rev Scott & Ms Wendy Stolberg Mr Raymond E Stroh Rev Randall A & Ms Sandra Swanson Ms Constance L Swenson Rev Theresa F & Mr Oran R Wilder Rev Linda L & Mr Steve Winkelman Rev Barbara & Mr John Ziah Rev Dale A & Mrs Beckie Ziemer Indiana Rev J Timothy & Ms Marilyn Diemer Rev Erik Grayvold Rev & Mrs James B Hilleson Mr Dave Meyer Rev & Mrs John B Pannkuk Jr Rev Kelli Skram & Mr Jeff Schacht Rev & Mrs Virtus W Stoffregen Rev Loren J & Mrs Lorraine Van Oort Mr Ashton & Ms Norma Veramallay Rev E Dean & Mrs Joyce Windhorn Iowa A Ripple Effect, Dubuque, Iowa Mr & Mrs Robert Ackermann American Schleswig-Holstein Heritage Society, Walcott, Iowa Rev Denise & Dr Kevin Anderson Ms Shirley Ann Anderson Rev David Andreae Rev & Mrs Clarence H Baalson Rev Dean & Mrs Beverly Baer Mrs Dorothy Bahlmann Mr Alvin & Mrs Jeannette Bahlmann Mr Ray & Mrs Avelda Bahr Ms Lynne Baumhover Mr Lyle & Mrs Jean Beck Mr Donald & Ms C R Beck

Bethany Lutheran Church, West Branch, Iowa Rev Eric W & Mrs Nancy Biedermann Mr Robert Edwin Bishop Mr Dale & Ms Mary Bjerning Rev Peter & Mrs Betty Boe Mrs Gwen Boeke Ms Anne & Mr Gary Borcherding Ms Diane Brondyke Rev Shawn Brooks & Chaplain Tami Groth Rev Craig & Ms Katie Brown Ms Rebecca & Mr Phillip Bryant Rev & Mrs Roger L Buhr Rev Catherine A Burroughs Canoe Ridge Lutheran Church WELCA, Decorah, Iowa Mr Les Carlson Mr James & Ms Marianne Chalstrom Rev James & Mrs Judith Ann Cherry Mr & Mrs R L Chrisinger Ms Lorna Christeleit Dr & Mrs Myrvin Christopherson Ms M Elizabeth Cook Mr Charles & Ms Barbara Corr Rev Brenda Crossfield Rev Harriet C Danielson Ms Donna DeBower Rev Jay & Ms Jennifer Denne Mr Paul & Mrs Margaret Dettmann Mr Joseph & Ms Melanie Dibernardo Rev Lisa & Mr Scott Dietrich Mr Norman & Ms Gaye Doeden Mr Stephen Duffy & Dr Kathryn Pohlmann Duffy Mrs Elaine Ehlers Rev & Mrs Marvin L Ehnen Rev Ted H Eilders Rev Wayne & Ms Irmgard Ellingson Ms Lois D Ellwanger Emanuel Lutheran Church, Strawberry Point, Iowa Rev Caroline E Engelbrecht Rev & Mrs Marcus G Engelhardt Faith Lutheran Church, Andover, Iowa FBL Financial Group Inc, West Des Moines, Iowa Mrs Marge Felderman Mr Robert Fischer Rev Sue & Rev William Flemr Mr Alan & Mrs Susan Fletcher Rev Paul Fohs & Rev Margo Pettersen Fohs Ms Judith Fortmann Mr Terry & Ms Paula Friedman Ms Lois Friedrich-Flugge Ms Sally Fuller Mr & Mrs Wayne Garms Geisler Brothers Company, Dubuque, Iowa Rev Daniel & Ms Molly Gerrietts Rev Darrel W & Mrs Jeanette Gerrietts Ms Dianne Seelman Gibson & Mr Keith Gibson Rev Lorene & Mr John Glant Mr Jack Gregersen Mr Eugene Grell Rev Henry Grishkowsky Rev Conrad C & Mrs Elaine Guetzlaff Rev & Mrs Thomas R Hagen Rev David & Rev Lorna Halaas Mr Rodney Hanze 2015-2016 Annual Report of Appreciation | Page 11

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Ms Loretta Haskell Mr James & Ms Polly Hauser Ms Ramona & Mr Richard Hennings Rev Gene H & Mrs Ruby Hermeier Rev Myron Herzberg Dr John E & Ms Jeanette R Hess Hope Lutheran Church, Elkader, Iowa Mr John R & Mrs Margaret B Horn Mr Doyce F Huebsch Rev Jay & Ms Barbra Ilten Mr Tom Jack Mr Brent & Mrs Dawn Jaeger Ms Lisa Johnson Ms Connie Johnson Mr Russell & Ms Lucile Johnson Rev & Mrs Thomas C Jones Mr Donald & Ms Truly Judisch Mr & Mrs Richard Juel Mrs Edna Kamper Rev Randall & Ms Donna Kasch Ms Tammy Lynn Keehner Rev Erika Kielstrup Mr James King Mr Roger & Mrs Kathleen Klosterman Ms Kathryn Koob Ms Karen & Dr Dennis Kral Rev George E & Mrs Phyllis C Krumrey Rev Bryan C Lagerstam Rev & Mrs Carroll D Lang Mrs Hanna M Langholz Mr Dennis & Ms Linda Lettow Mr Truman & Ms Delores Lewis Liberty Food Service, Storm Lake, Iowa Mrs Agnete Lind Mr & Mrs Bill Link Rev Linda & Mr Kurt Livingston Rev Dr Martin & Ms Carrie Lohrmann Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Dubuque, Iowa Dr & Mrs Lowell A Luhman Rev Mary Jo Maass Dr Paul Mahlberg Rev Stephanie & Mr Justin Malin Mr John E Marker Ms Diann Marten Mr Michael Martin Ms Barb Martin Rev Michael W & Mrs Kathleen Massa Mr Fred & Mrs Ardie Meeker Rev James Paul & Mrs Noelle Mehltretter Memorial Lutheran Church, Nevada, Iowa Mr Robert & Ms Rosalie Moninger Rev Marvin P & Mrs June Mueller Mr James R & Mrs Carol J Mueller Mr & Mrs Edwin E Munsch Mr Daniel & Ms Peg Musil Mr Vernon Naffier Rev Stacey J & Mr Doug Nalean-Carlson Mr Donovan & Ms Kerri Nelson Dr & Mrs Ronald G Nelson Ms Krista Nelson Ms Roberta Nelson Mr Ronald & Mrs Carolyn Nielsen Rev Lynn & Ms Jane Noel Ms Betty Norbeck Northeastern Iowa Synod WELCA Mr Robert & Mrs Dorothy Ohrlund Mr & Mrs Ray Ohrtman

Mr Tom & Ms Dixie Olmstead Rev Beth Olson & Rev Bob Gremmels One in Faith Parish, Arlington, Iowa Mr Pat & Ms Darlene O'Neill Rev Vicki Pedersen & Rev Martha Lang Rev & Mrs William J Peters Pastor A Pete & Mrs Kathy M Petersen Mrs Jean Peterson Rev Wayne & Mrs Irene Pfannkuch Pfohl's Inc, Dubuque, Iowa Mr Arlyn Dean Picken Ms Connie & Mr Arlyn C Picken †Mr Richard & Mrs Marilyn Pinkley Mr Donald Pliester Ms Megan & Mr Erik Preston Mr Brendan & Mrs Jeanne Quann Dr Ralph W Quere Rev Minna & Mr Nathaniel Bothwell Mr Jim & Ms Mary Jo Rathe Mr Martin & Mrs Roxanne Rathje Rev & Mrs Thomas W Reuss Ms Jean & Mr Gary Rieniets Rev Jan & Dr Steven Rippentrop Rev Marvin E & Mrs Beverly Robeck Mr Bill & Ms Thelma Roberts Mr Rick Robledo Rock of Ages, MB Church, Dubuque, Iowa Rev Kristen & Mr Charles Rod Rev & Mrs J Douglas Rokke Rev Scott Roser & Ms Kara Whalen Rev Kathryn & Mr Robert Roys Rev William Runaas Jr & Mrs Jane Runaas Mr Frank & Ms Mary Scamman Rev Paul H & Mrs Eileen Schaedig Rev Ronald & Mrs Else Schardt Mr Paul & Mrs Joyce Scherner Mr Walter & Ms Jean Schneider Mr Warren & Mrs Karen Scholten Rev Pamela Schroeder & Mr Brad Miller Mr & Mrs Nicholas Schrup III Dr Robert & Ms Becky Shaw Rev Bryan & Ms Tricia Simmons Mrs Barbara & Mr David Simon Rev Corey & Ms Brandy Smith Rev David & Mrs Diane Solberg Rev Nancy & Rev Neal Solomonson Rev John David & Mrs Mona Sorenson Rev & Mrs Ronald D Spears Mr David & Ms Sharon Speckhard Mr Vaun & Ms Marian Sprecher St James Lutheran Church WELCA, Allison, Iowa St John Lutheran Church, Pomeroy, Iowa St John Lutheran Church WELCA, Pomeroy, Iowa St John Lutheran Church WELCA, Sumner, Iowa St John's Lutheran Investment Committee, Dundee, Iowa St Mark Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Iowa St Pauls Lutheran Church, Volga, Iowa St Pauls Lutheran Church, Aurora, Iowa St Peter WELCA, Denver, Iowa St Petri Lutheran Church, Story City, Iowa St Timothy Lutheran Church, Hudson, Iowa Dr Kris & Mr Alan Stache Ms Margaret Stangohr

Mr H Dean & Mrs Mary Stegen Mr Matthew & Ms Katharin Stierman Mr & Mrs William Striepe Rev Lawrence & Mrs Eleanor Stumme Jr Rev Kendrick & Ms Gina Suter Tandem Tire & Auto Service, Dubuque, Iowa Rev DeWayne & Ms Kathy Teig Ms Susan Thoma Garvin Ms Linda Thompson & Mr Emory Graffis Ms Barbara & Mr Glenn Tobiason Ms Terese & Mr Stephen TouVelle Ms Donna & Mr John Tucker Mr Brian & Ms Jane Turner Rev Erika Uthe Rev Britt C Vickstrom Rev Amy E & Mr Paul Waelchli Mr R H & Mrs Donna Wahlert Rev Alfred & Mrs Marion Walck Ms Rose Walter Ms Molly & Mr Ben Weber Ms Kim & Mr Daniel Weigman Rev Wayne Weissenbuehler & Rev Susanne Smith Mr Gerold & Ms Sandy Weldon Mr Darrell & Ms Barb Weltzin Rev & Mrs Robert G Wessels Dr Rebecca A & Mr Michael L Wiese Ms Carol Winter Ms Michelle & Mr Jim Winter Rev Shannon & Mr Darryn Witt Ms Lois & Mr RW Witt Rev Kathleen & Mr Dennis Wohlers Rev Karl Wolf Rev Dr Katharine & Rev Dr Ronald Yarnell Mr Neill Yeager Ms Kala & Mr Michael Zanoni Mr Lester Zelle Dr Warren & Mrs Barbara Zemke Rev & Mrs Timothy B Zingale Zion American Lutheran Church, Wyoming, Iowa Zion American Lutheran Church WELCA, Wyoming, Iowa Zion Lutheran Church, Monticello, Iowa Mr James & Ms Karin Zuehls Kansas Rev Elwin Bergstraesser & Rev Evelyn Phillips Mr Kevin & Mrs Deborah Boatright Ms Elda Dietz Rev Donald Fallon Rev & Mrs Ethan Andrew Feistner Rev Janice & Mr Dennis Hawley Rev & Mrs Michael Ide Mr Leon B & Ms Wanda Karst Rev & Mrs Robert Kreier Rev J Elizabeth Liggett & Mr Derek W Grimmell Mr Bill & Ms Wilma Mai Mr Leo Mazon Mr & Mrs Steven Miller Rev Kristin M Neitzel Rev Michael & Ms Lisa Peck Ms Anna Prockish Rev Dr Mamy J & Ms Noelisoa Ranaivoson Mr & Mrs Larry Reinert Mrs Lucille Rossbach

Mr Don & Ms Janet Rossbach Rev Delvin & Ms Anita Strecker Rev Harlan & Mrs Barb Stutheit †Rev & Mrs John J Walker Rev Thomas & Ms Mary Wehrman Kentucky Mr Keith & Mrs Judy Wulff Louisiana Rev & Mrs Robert Hildebrandt Maine Rev Norman W & Mrs Andrea Stubbendick Maryland Mr & Mrs Michael J Langum Massachusetts Dr Donald W & Dr Judith Manthei Michigan Ms Anna Alderman Rev John & Ms Kathryn Autio Ms Marjorie & Mr Kenneth Bauer Rev Alan & Mrs Kellee Casillas Rev Debra J Dinda Rev James & Mrs Gisele Duehring Rev Robert M & Mrs Carla Hannemann Rev & Mrs Gary L Hansen Rev Tamra & Mr Everett Harder Ms Karen Helmeke & Mr Gary Bischof Rev Timothy & Ms Sara Johnston Ms Karen Ketola Rev Amanda Kossow Ms Lynn Kriser Rev Chrysande Levesque & Mr Lawrence Hendrick Rev Richard A Moe & Ms Barbara A Paff Mr Ron & Ms Barbara Morris Rev & Mrs Raymond E Orth Mr Alexander C Persaud Rev Thomas & Mrs Dorothy Reinertson Mrs LaVerne Retzlaff Ms Rhonda & Mr Stephen Smith Mr & Mrs Wayne Stordahl Rev David & Ms Catherine Tielbar Mr William Uetricht & Ms Beverly Fischvogt-Uetricht Minnesota Rev John & Mrs Mary Adix Rev Valerian Ahles & Rev Chris Iverson Rev Keith & Mrs Beatrice Ainsley Rev Ivan Amman Rev Rita Augsburger Mrs Darlene Bartelt Rev Mark E & Mrs Judy Becker Rev Karen M R & Mr David H R Behling Rev Sandy Berg-Holte & Mr Jim Holte Rev Timothy & Rev Laurel Halvorson Bernard Rev Robert C & Mrs Joanne C Berndt Mr Steven & Ms Rita Berry Rev Vernon D & Mrs Karen Bigalk Rev & Mrs Stephen D Bohling Mrs Marilyn Boschee Rev Steve & Ms Linda Bovendam

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Rev & Mrs Craig H Bowyer Christian & Donna Bredlow Rev Carl & Mrs Mary Kay Bruihler Rev & Mrs James E Carlson Rev David Christianson Rev Lewin Clefisch & Mrs Karen Hermann Rev Jaqueline & Mr Randall Cook Ms Rebecca Dalluge Ms Nancy Dobberman Rev H Wade & Ms Holly N Dutton Rev David & Ms Sarah Efflandt Rev Frank & Mrs Margaret Ehling Rev Eric & Ms Peg Elkin Rev Gorden R & Mrs Rikka Estenson Rev & Mrs Gerald M Flathman Rev Dr Cheryl & Mr Paul Fleckenstein Mr Arnold Fredriksen Rev Ronald J Freimark Rev & Mrs John E Friedli Ms Joanne R Gammelin Rev Myron & Mrs Florence Grams Rev James & Mrs Sue Greene Rev James R & Mrs Marsha Gronewold Gustavus Adolphus College, St Peter, Minnesota Rev Ronald K & Mrs Connie Hanson Rev Walter G Hed Ms Barbara Hove Mr Frederick A Hueners Rev Bryant & Ms Lindy Kaden Rev Nathan & Ms Jill Keith Rev Marvin Ketterling Rev Neville & Ms Sue Kretzmann Rev Paul A & Mrs Karen Leslie Rev & Mrs Donald McKee Rev DeAnn Patricia Meyer Rev & Mrs James I Mikkelson Moscow Lutheran Church, Austin, Minnesota Rev Ronald D & Rev Andrea Myers Rev David Joshua & Mrs Beth Nelson Rev Brandon & Ms Christina Newton Rev Paul Nicholson Rev Edward L & Mrs Gayle Nieman Rev C Stephen Olson Rev Carol Olson Dr Maren Olson & Mr Jamie McBride Rev & Mrs Ronald W Onnen Rev & Mrs Milton Ost Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Outing, Minnesota Rev Richard W & Mrs Barbara Owens Rev Katie Pals Rev Dennis L Paulson Rev Chad & Ms Emily Peterson Rev & Mrs Lyle W A Peterson Rev & Mrs Keith Piller Rev & Mrs Dennis L Preston Rev John & Mrs Louise Quam Rev & Mrs Howard F Rand Rev Keith A & Mrs Jennifer Rediske Rev Megan Reedstrom Rev & Mrs Otto J Reitz Mrs Leona Reyelts Rev & Mrs Donald Rose Rev Darrel Saathoff Rev & Mrs Delbert Sailer Rev E R & Ms Pat Schmidt

Rev Steve & Mrs Kathleen Schou Shalom Hill Farm, Windom, Minnesota Dr Dean & Ms Linda Sheller Rev & Mrs John R Smith Mr Richard & Ms Marie Steege Rev John & Mrs Sandy Stiles Rev Wayne & Rev Carol Stumme The Truman Landers Schrage Fund Rev & Mrs Kenneth D Thiele Rev Steven M & Mrs Susan Trandem Mr James & Mrs Nancy Uden Rev Shannon & Mr Bryson Wachter Mr Mark & Ms Brenda Wagner Rev Norman G & Mrs Myrna Wente Rev Kathleen Wold

Rev Judy & Mr Larry Nuss Rev & Mrs Robert L Oleson Mr & Mrs Edward Oltman Rev Gary & Rev Bev Rautenberg-Panko Rev Glenda & Mr Ralph Pearson Mr Owen Picton Dr Robert & Mrs Darlene Rademacher Sr Ruth Ellen Rebelein Rev Donna Runge Mr David & Ms Gay Rush Dr & Mrs Larry Spomer Mr Henry Trauernicht Mr Jerry Varner Rev & Mrs Timothy Wiggins Rev & Mrs Don A Wilken

Mississippi Rev James Jay Carstensen

Nevada Rev Jason & Ms Ivy Adams Rev & Mrs Thomas A Beck Rev & Mrs Paul Hansen Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Las Vegas, Nevada Dr & Mrs Wi Jo Kang

Missouri Rev Beverly Jo Arnold Rev & Mrs Paul Baehmann Rev Sharon & Mr Greg Bockelman Rev Richard Brenton Mr & Mrs Alan Cox Rev Howard N & Mrs Nanette Ellis Rev Paul Kelly & Rev Sandy Schlesselman Ms Kayleigh Koester Rev Eugene A & Mrs Gladys Moll Rev Jim & Rev Juel Pierce Montana Rev Wade & Ms Christy Brinkopf Rev Scott Hedegaard Mr Neil R & Rev Nell Lindorff Rev Bob Ohnstad Rev Wayne R Olsen Rev Roberta & Mr Chancy Pierce Rev Lawrence & Charmaine Stappler Mr Luther & Ms Geraldine Wachholz Rev & Mrs Kim Wilker Nebraska Rev Douglas W & Mrs Jeannette Allen Mr Larry Bartels Ms Mary Barton Rev Becky & Mr Dale Beckmann Rev Pamela & Mr Salvatore Ciulla Rev Rob & Ms Christine Corum Mrs Dorothy Elias Rev David & Ms Dawn Frerichs Dr & Mrs C T Frerichs Rev Dr James Fruehling Rev Robert & Mrs Christina Garton Rev Jerry & Mrs Karen Gilbreath Rev LuRae & Mr Robert Hallstrom Rev & Mrs Roger Hoffman Rev Charles & Rev Renee Johnson Ms Lora Lee Johnson-Berke & Rev Steven Berke Rev Michelle & Mr Heikro Kanzaki Rev Sheryl & Rev Chris Kester-Beyer Rev & Mrs F Delmar Klover Mr Philip & Mrs Florence Larsen Rev & Mrs Harold J Laursen Rev Steve Meysing Rev Kathy Montira

Ms Barb Holwegner Mr & Mrs Darold Johnson Ms Eileen Kopren Rev Phil Leer Mr David & Mrs Joan Leer Dr Robert D & Mrs JoAnn Lynne Rev Christina & Mr Russell Martin Rev Todd D & Ms Deanna Olson Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Park River, North Dakota Rev Norman Paskowsky Rev Beth Hauser Peterson Rev Mike & Mrs Alecia Pretzer Rev & Mrs Otto W Schmitt Rev Zachariah & Rev Emily Shipman Ms Tara Ulrich Rev William F & Mrs Leone Wagner Zion Lutheran Church, Mohall, North Dakota

Ohio Rev Richard C & Mrs Rose Beckman Rev Richard & Mrs Sherry Buchsteiner Rev Jo & Mr Carl Dietz Mr Howard E Hahn Jr New Jersey Ms Carol Hamilton Rev Aaron & Ms Sarah Richter Ms Christina Hanson Wells Fargo Foundation, Princeton Rev Karin Himstedt Rev & Mrs Karl O Kessler New Mexico Rev Bonny Kinnunen Mr & Mrs L D Chisholm Rev Kathleen Shuck & Mr James Kluding Chaplain Col Stephen & Mr & Mrs Michael Knilans Mrs LaVonne Heetland Rev Diane Lundgren Mr & Mrs Victor H Nelson Rev George L & Mrs Dona Murphy & Mrs Albert G Nelson “A LOT ofRevthe decision of being able to New York Mr Dave & Ms Pam Roberts come to seminary about Mr Eugene Brand Dr Allan H & was Mrs Erline S Sagerbeing able Rev Eldon G DeWeerth to afford it! It would not be possible for IBM Matching Grants Program, Oklahoma me to be here&without scholarships.” Armonk, New York Mr Wayne Ms Carmen Craney St Pauls Lutheran Church, Rev & Mrs Alan D Fox Eggertsville, New York Mr Erwin Janssen Kayla Hill, 2nd Year Master of Divinity Student Rev Janai Robinson North Carolina Rev Hugo Schwartz Rev Paul G & Mrs Karen A Birkedal Mr Howard & Mrs Betty Seigfreid Rev Matthew L & Mrs Karen Ernst Rev & Mrs Erwin A Streng Dr & Mrs James Fritschel Mr Joel & Ms Heidi Hollingsworth Oregon Mr George A & Ms Marilyn Max Rev Dennis Andersen Rev Louis F Brunner North Dakota Ms Judy Collins Ms Barbara & Mr Steven Andrist Rev & Mrs Thomas H Dodd Rev Alyssa Augustson Rev Linda & Mr Mike Easterling Rev Mary Lou Aune Dr Stanley & Ms Mavis Graven Rev Elizabeth Ann Czubay Rev Conrad W & Ms Corinne Grosenick Rev Oliver F & Mrs Rosalia Dewald Mr & Mrs Verlyn Kraxberger Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Rev David A & Mrs Karen Pederson WELCA, Rugby, North Dakota Ms Marie H Reitz Mr Stan Franek Rev Dr Laura B Schwerin & Mr John Cimral Rev Charles & Mrs Jill Galloway Rev Jon & Ms Jerenna Strasman Rev Larry J Giese Ms Laura Thalacker & Mr Kyle Iboshi Ms E Jean Guenther Rev David & Mrs Kristine Zellmer Rev Erin & Mr Greg Gullickson Rev & Mrs Roy Hammerling Pennsylvania Rev Derek & Ms Jessica Harkins Rev Jira A & Rev Randele Albers Rev & Mrs Marvin L Hartmann Mr & Mrs Ralston H Deffenbaugh Jr Rev Gary & Ms Judy Heaton Ms Samantha Drennan Mr Carter & Ms Kayla Hill Ms Sarah Hershberger 2015-2016 Annual Report of Appreciation | Page 13

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Mr Michael & Ms Linda Krentz Rev Karen A Lundwall Rev Gary Bryan Nelson Ms Joanne O'Neill Rev Jim & Rev Elizabeth Polanzke Mr Johann Jayakiran Sebastian South Carolina Rev Joshua & Ms Gail Brecht South Dakota Rev Paul & Ms Rose Bly Rev August R & Mrs Fran Borchardt Ms Lillian Carlson Rev Tammy & Mr Chris Craker Rev & Mrs Albert C Goldammer Rev Martin & Mrs Imogene Haase Mr Marvin & Mrs DeLaine Hannemann Mr Erhard Hannemann Rev Lisa Heffernan Rev Raymond & Mrs Lynette Heidenson Rev Kevin Jensen & Rev Carla Nelson Mrs Roberta Koehler Rev & Mrs Conrad O Krahling Rev & Mrs Donald E Larson Rev & Mrs Donald D Lehmann Rev Natanael Lizarazo & Rev Barbara Wangsness Rev David & Ms Stephanie Lund Rev Marino Melsted Rev & Mrs Lloyd L Miller Rev & Mrs Steve Scott Moberg Mr Bernard & Ms Glenda Ofstehage Rev Daniel & Ms Sarah Ofstehage Rev Thomas & Ms Gail Opoien Rev & Mrs Martin Osterloh Rev Anna Peck Rev Arlyn & Ms Sarah Rusche Rev & Mrs Leon E Schulz Rev Roger R Semmler Rev & Mrs Eugene Tjarks Rev Charles & Rev Beverly Wolff Tennessee Ms Sandra L Braasch Rev & Mrs George E Doebler Dr Evon O Flesberg & Mr Norman M Nelson Rev & Mrs James K Jensen Rev Brian K & Ms Emily Jones Rev Matt Steinhauer III Texas Mr Donald & Ms Florence Rose Ahrens Rev Victor & Ms Patty Andersen Rev Larry & Ms Jodie Beck Rev Marcus & Ms Kristen Bigott Rev & Mrs Willfred F Bigott Rev Craig W & Mrs Christine Rode Borchardt Rev Dr & Mrs John R Braulick Rev Robert R & Mrs Beverly Braun Mr & Mrs Mel Brekhus Ms Frieda Chyn Rev Allen E & Mrs Lila Collins Mr Harold & Mrs Wendy Crater Rev & Mrs Wilbert E Doerr Rev Charles & Ms Nita Eckert Ms M Jane Fennig

Rev Gregory H & Dr Carol Gaskamp Rev Gary D & Mrs Emily Heath Rev & Mrs Michael Holmes Rev Joan Iker Rev Terry S Johnson Rev Alfred & Mrs Kathy Krebs Rev & Mrs John D Kueker Mr & Mrs William Larsen Rev Pablo A M & Mrs Diana Nestler Rev Charles & Mrs Helen Probst Rev & Mrs Elias Rode Mrs Virginia Sauer Rev Edward C & Mrs Carol Schlachtenhaufen Rev Nancy & Dr Gregg Simpson Rev & Mrs Robert E Slade St John Lutheran Church, Marble Falls, Texas Mr Uvalde Stoermer Rev Harold & Ms Deborah Vanicek Jr Rev Neil White Rev Casey & Rev Lucinda Zesch Utah Mr Kevin & Ms Christine Hall Virginia Rev Karen Church & Mr George J Rohrer Mr Robert & Ms Catherine Fenchel Dr Paul T & Mrs Marilyn Jersild Mrs Eleanor Meyer Washington Rev Myrin D & Mrs Audrey Bentz Rev Susan R Briehl & Rev Martin Wells Mrs Ruth Briehl Mr Ronald & Mrs Beverly Christensen Rev John N Clauson Ms Ruth & Mr Robert Cudney Dr Herman & Mrs Dorothy Diers Mrs Mae Fritschel Rev Clair Grube Rev David & Mrs Laura Holmquist Rev Mark & Mrs Pam Johnson Rev David & Ms Theresa E Dixon Kappus Mr Duane & Ms Margaret A Lansverk Rev James Leistikow & Ms Jan Nesse Rev Stephanie McCarthy & Rev Seth Novak Rev & Mrs Robert F McCoy Rev Martha L & Gerald M Myers Rev Ethyl Mae Nelson Rev Scott & Mrs Katie Postlewait Dr Barbara Rossing Rev Jonathan & Ms Karen Sansgaard Rev Sonja Selboe Rev Arhiana Shek Rev Paul & Rev Laurie Stumme-Diers Rev Neil R & Mrs Edith Thompson Dr Samuel E Torvend Dr Christy N Ulleland Rev Anne & Mr Will Van Kley Mrs Mirney Wagner Rev Arthur V & Ms Donna M Wood Wisconsin Mr Mike & Ms Kim Ackley Rev Benjamin & Rev Mara Ahles-Iverson Alliant Energy Foundation Inc, Madison, Wisconsin

Rev Dr David K & Mrs Joyce Anderson Ms Gidget & Mr Floyd Asonwha Mr LaVerne Ausman Ms Lois & Mr Larry Balk Rev Mary Kay Baum & Mr George Swamp Rev Dr Paul & Mrs Rae Bauman Rev & Mrs Robert Beckstrand Rev & Mrs Peter Beckstrand Mr William & Ms Amy Benson Pastor Bob & Mrs Roxanne Berg Bethany Lutheran Church, Brodhead, Wisconsin Bethel Lutheran Church, Madison, Wisconsin Rev & Mrs Robert A Bipes Rev & Mrs Richard Block Rev Steve & Ms Gayle Blyth Rev Kathy J Boadwine Mr Thomas & Mrs Linda Boll Mr Rick & Ms Peggy Bourne Ms Louise Brockman Rev Kathy Brown & Dr Greg Brown Rev Howard N & Ms Roberta Buenting Rev & Mrs Paul F Bulgerin Christ Lutheran Church, Lancaster, Wisconsin Ms Doris Coleman Rev R Richard Collier Rev Craig M & Mrs Kim Corbin Rev Jennifer Dahle Mr Robert C & Ms Susan Dahm Rev & Mrs Gary L Daines Rev Jeff & Rev Elizabeth Davis Mr John A Degiovanni Rev Daniel & Mrs Beth Dibbert Rev Douglas S & Ms Kristin Dill Rev Gwen & Mr Rodney Downing Sr Rev M Richard Druckrey Rev Joy Eisenhauer Dr Douglas & Mrs Beverly England Rev Carl R & Mrs Elsie Evenson Rev JoAnn & Mr John Fabie Faith Lutheran WELCA, Cuba City, Wisconsin Rev Victoria & Mr David Fink First English Lutheran Church, Platteville, Wisconsin First English Lutheran Church WELCA, Platteville, Wisconsin Rev Kelli & Rev Robert Fisher Dr & Mrs Jerald L Folk Rev Larry F & Mrs Roseann Froemming Rev Gary L & Mrs Nan Froseth Ms Mary E Gammelin Rev & Mrs Eugene A Gauerke Rev & Mrs James H Gerth Rev Don & Ms Betty Glanzer Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran, La Crosse, Wisconsin Grace Lutheran Church, Cambridge, Wisconsin Grace Lutheran Church, Tomahawk, Wisconsin Rev & Mrs Albert J Guetzlaff Rev & Mrs Willard Hager Rev & Mrs Richard L Halom Rev & Mrs John M Hanisch Rev Ralph & Mrs Doris Hanusa Ms Julie Black Harder †Rev Merill & Mrs Bernice Herder Mr Homer L Howard Mr Timothy W & Ms Diane M Hughes

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Rev Jeff D Jacobs Rev Kathy J & Mr Jeff Jacobson Rev & Mrs Cyril A Jandrey Rev Mark & Mrs Karla Jensen Rev Kent & Dr Lee Johnson Rev James M & Mrs Claudia Johnson Mr Kenneth & Ms Margaret Johnson Rev Kary & Rev Peter Jonas Rev Samuel Kemp Jones & Mrs Ann Jones Rev & Mrs Roger G Kampstra Rev Jay & Kris Kamrath Rev & Mrs David J Keller Ms Barb Kepler Rev Roger W Koester Rev & Mrs David N Larson Rev Russ & Ms Susan Leeper Mr Nick & Ms Kathryn Lester Rev Barry J & Ms Bobbie Levine Chaplain & Mrs Martin F Lieber Rev Gary J & Mrs Jodee Liedtke Mr R Daniel & Mrs Suzanne M Lienau Rev Richard & Ms Dawn Likeness Mr Stanley & Ms Janice Lillich

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“This is a crucial time for the formation of leadership for the church. As our culture goes through a paradigmatic shift, leadership requirements are shifting as well. We support Wartburg because Wartburg is responding to these shifts by preparing leaders who are characterized by respect for those of different religious traditions, a posture of relational evangelism with youth and in rural contexts, openness to transformation through ecumenical and multicultural partnerships, and grounded in worship where the triune God is encountered and we are strengthened to bear witness in the world through our words and actions.� Rev. Kendra Wilde (WTS `08) & Dr. Ben Spiger Associate Pastor at Our Redeemer's, Helena, Montana

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Little Norway Lutheran Church, Black River Falls, Wisconsin Dr Bruce & Ms Annie Loewenhagen Rev Danny & Ms Rebecca Luett Rev Traci Maass Rev Paul & Rev Melissa Markquart Rev Ralph H & Mrs Dorothy Marquardt Ms Jean McLaughlin Mr Bradley & Ms Susan Meng Rev Curtis H & Mrs Sharyl Miller Dr & Mrs Melvin A Miritz Rev Mitzi & Mr Bud Miyamoto Rev Benjamin & Ms Jennifer Morris Mr Ralph & Mrs Kathryn Mosling Dr C E & Mrs Patricia Mueller Rev Philip & Mrs Regina Mueller Rev & Mrs Elias Kitoi Nasari Rev David & Ms Mary Nelsestuen Rev Dr Jeffrey & Ms Veronica Nicla Rev Amy & Mr Steve Odgren Mrs Alice Ohlrogge Rev & Mrs Erik Olson Mr Richard & Ms Diane Opperman Ms Norma L Otterson Dr & Mrs Ronald A Pascale Rev & Mrs Raymon L Pedersen Rev Carl W & Mrs Marlene Peters Rev Larry Pinnow & Ms Mary Markwardt Mr Thomas & Ms Ellen Potterton Mr John Puotinen Rev James Rasmus & Mrs Martha Stoune-Rasmus Rev Michael C & Ms Pira Mueller Rehak Rev Lin & Mr Walter Reichstadter Jr Mr Arnold & Ms Jane Rongstad Rev & Mrs Robert Rosenberg Rev Edward A & Mrs Kathleen Ruen Rev Jeffrey & Rev Wendy Ruetten Rev & Mrs Kenneth Schaub Rev Jonathan & Rev Jean Schmidt Ms Judy & Mr Arthur Schroeder Rev Beth Schultz Byrnes & Mr Tyler Byrnes Rev David L Shelstad & Dr Lorri J Lobeck Rev Peter L Sherven Ms Debbie & Rev Michael Short Rev Dan Sire Rev Carl & Ms Joann Sirotzki Ms Arlene Siss Ms Yvonne M Smith St Pauls Liberty Lutheran Church, Deerfield, Wisconsin Rev Donald R & Mrs Kathryn Staude Kim Stien Rev Ty & Ms Lynette Stoneburner Rev Ken & Ms Mandi Taylor Rev & Mrs Keith A Tomlinson Rev Lisa A Ubbelohde Mr & Mrs Wallace Ullmann

Rev Kathy Ulrich Rev & Mrs Robert T Voss Rev Ann Walsvik Rev Cindy Warmbier-Meyer & Mr Michael Meyer Ms Marie Weltzin Rev Dr William A & Mrs Marilyn Wendt Rev James & Ms Laura Wendt Mr Lanny & Ms Mary Westphal Rev Dale & Mrs Susan Wilford Mrs Arleen Ziemer Rev & Mrs Erik E Zingelman Wyoming Mr James & Ms Nancy Coffin Rev Brenda Frelsi INTERNATIONAL Canada Dr Paul Bosch US Virgin Islands Rev Jean & Dr James Kloss

ELCA Synod and Churchwide Support for Wartburg Seminary Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod Central States Synod Central/Southern Illinois Synod East Central Synod of Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Greater Milwaukee Synod La Crosse Area Synod Metropolitan Chicago Synod Nebraska Synod Northeastern Iowa Synod Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod Northern Great Lakes Synod Northern Illinois Synod Northwest Synod of Wisconsin South-Central Synod of Wisconsin Southeastern Iowa Synod Southwestern Texas Synod Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod Western Iowa Synod Foundation Partners Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque Olga Hart Education Foundation Immanuel Community Vision Foundation InFaith Community Foundation Lutheran Charitable Funding, Inc

Esther & Carl Merklein Foundation Inc Siebert Lutheran Foundation The Struve Foundation Windsor Heights Lutheran Church Foundation

Designated, Endowment and Other Restricted Gifts In addition to gifts for the day-to-day operations of the seminary, there are many other special gifts given that support Wartburg Theological Seminary in other important ways. Gifts to endowment and other restricted gifts provide a legacy of program and scholarship support and also build and enhance the foundation for the ministry and mission of Wartburg Theological Seminary for generations to come. With gratitude, we recognize the following individuals for their awareness of these special needs: Gifts of $1,000 or more Anonymous Donor Dr & Mrs Robert H Albers Rev Ginger Anderson-Larson & Rev Keith Larson Rev Dr Paul & Mrs Rae Bauman Mr Steven Benz & Ms Lynne D Sherburne-Benz Rev Sharon & Mr Greg Bockelman Mrs Jackie Brammer Rev Harold H Brokering Mrs Judith Cherwinka Rev Dr Norma Cook Everist & Rev Burton Everist Eggerling Endowed Scholarship Fund Mr Mark Everist Rev Kathryn Franzenburg & Dr William Davis Rev Eldor M Fruehling Mr Robert & Ms Carolyn Gelpke Mr Bill Goettler Rev Glen H & Mrs Shirley Gronlund Ms Gretchen Hallerberg & Dr J Walton Tomford Ms Karen & Mr George Hansen Immanuel Community Vision Foundation Mr David & Mrs Jill Justin Rev Barbara J Knutson Rev Ronald G & Mrs Mary Ellen Koplitz Mr Harold & Mrs Grace Kurtz Rev Judd Larson & Rev Dr April Ulring Larson Lord of Love Lutheran Church, Galena, Illinois

Dr & Mrs Charles P Lutz Mr Thomas B & Ms Lynne Martin-Erickson Rev Dr Nelson & Mrs Shirley Meyer Rev Curtis H & Mrs Sharyl Miller Dr Roald A & Mrs Ruth Nelson Rev Dr Winston & Dr May Persaud Mrs Joyce Persaud Mrs Jean Peterson Mr Daniel & Mrs Barbara Martin Rank Ms Carol & Dr Clifford Rask Mr Carl & Ms Valerie Rausch Mr Keith & Ms Joan Renken Ms Kristine & Mr Philip Roe Rev Ronald & Mrs Else Schardt Rev Dr Edwin Schick Mrs Janice Schumacher Siebert Lutheran Foundation Rev David & Mrs Diane Solberg Ms Charlotte Streng Mr William P Streng Mr Marcus & Mrs Marsha Streng Mr Joel & Ms Claudia Streng The Struve Foundation Mr Ronald Thiel & Ms Amy Lenhardt Rev Larry & Mrs Lois Trachte Ms Faith & Mr Don Trapp Ms Lucy J Wall Mr John & Ms Connie Wiese Rev William Wittig Rev Mark & Rev Margaret Yackel-Juleen Gifts Under $1,000 Anonymous Donors Mr Thomas & Ms Kristina Aberle Ms Judy Akin Dr C Joe Anderson & Ms Beth C Anderson Ms Sabrina Ash Ms Mavis Askew Rev David H & Mrs Ruth Assmus Ms Pauline Baranowski Mr David & Ms Janet Bauer Rev William C & Mrs Ruth Behrens †Dr Frank Benz Rev Sandy Berg-Holte & Mr Jim Holte Ms Barbara Bergum Ms June & Mr Tim Berntgen Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, Axtell, Nebraska Ms Phyllis Branson Rev Joshua & Ms Gail Brecht Mr James Brick Dr Durwood & Mrs Dona Buchheim Mr John & Ms Joan Byrne Ms Cecilia Carman Dr & Mrs Roy W Carroll Mr Kelly & Ms Deborah Crooks Mr Lanny & Ms Becki Cusimano Rev Dr Sandra Daily

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Rev & Mrs Joel Diemer Mr Andrew Dodd Mr Theodore & Ms Constance Eckardt Ms Marie Eckstein Mr John E & Ms Deborah Franke Mr Richard & Ms Sandra Fruehling Mr Phillip Gehrmann & Ms Carol Lampe-Gehrmann Geneva D Bahr & Geraldine W Bahr-Lambert Charitable Fund Rev Kathy Gerking & Mr Andy Johnson Grace Lutheran Church, Green Bay, Wisconsin Ms Jutta Haizmann Mr George & Ms Toni Hallas Rev Dr Raymond & Mrs Patricia Hearn Rev Frederick W & Mrs Raylene Henkelmann Dr Robert & Mrs Mildred Herder Rev Steve & Mrs Julie Herder Ms Bernice Herder Mr Paul & Mrs Joan Herder Mr David & Ms Ellen Herder Ms Beverly L Hoege Rev Joan Iker Mr Delmar & Mrs Katherine Jacobson Mr Arthur Jett Rev Kent & Dr Lee Johnson Ms Nancy Johnson Mrs Dody Johnson Ms Kim & Mr Robert Johnson Ms Janine & Mr Dennis Johnson Rev Terry S Johnson Ms Margaret A Ketterling Mr Lyle W Kirmis Dr Ronald D & Mrs Edith Klein Mr Steve & Ms Paulette Kutschat Rev Marilyn Larsen Mr Kevin & Ms Mini Locke Lord of Love Lutheran Church WELCA, Galena, Illinois Mrs Dorothy Lussenden Mr Mark & Ms Jane Lynne Dr Robert D & Mrs JoAnn Lynne Mr Richard & Ms Mary Mac Kenna Rev Ronald E & Mrs Carol Mach Mr John & Mrs Mary Ann Mantey Rev Christina & Mr Russell Martin Ms Ramona Mattes Mr Thomas & Ms Mary Mattson Rev Stephanie McCarthy & Rev Seth Novak Mr Scott & Ms Meganne Mccubbin Rev Elizabeth McHan Mr Gary Meldahl Rev Mitzi & Mr Bud Miyamoto Ms Amy Lynn & Mr Bill Morris Rev Marvin P & Mrs June Mueller Mr Chris Narum Dr Craig L & Mrs Cathy Nessan Rev Lynn & Ms Jane Noel Mr James Notstad Mr Ronald Nowland Rev Dr Stanley & Mrs Nancy Olson Mr Nathan Oppedahl Rev & Mrs John W Orwig Mr Lynn & Ms Melody Oswald Ms Irma Peitscher Ms Amanda & Mr Evan Petrie Mr Steven & Ms Marilyn Pieart

Ms Betty & Mr William Pusheck Rev Alfred E & Mrs Myrna Putz Ms Christine Rank Rev Megan Reedstrom Ms Ramona Reglin Dr David D & Ms Sandra K Riley Rev Scott Roser & Ms Kara Whalen Rev Dr Richard W Rouse & Ms Beth Lewis Rev Dr Gwen Sayler Rev Roland & Mrs Barbara Schaedig Rev Dr Thomas Schattauer & Dr Paula Carlson Dr & Mrs John Schmeling Ms Ida Schmitt Mr Dennis & Ms Donna Schoening Ms Kathryn Schroeder Ms Bonnie & Mr Dean Selje Rev Michael & Mrs Kathe Sherer Mr Gary Simenson Mrs Irene Snyder Mr Arlyn A & Mrs Joanne Solberg Rev Renee & Rev Jonathan Splichal Larson St Johns Lutheran Church, Grand Mound, Iowa St Stephen Lutheran Church, Wausau, Wisconsin Ms Sally Stellmacher Mr Merlin & Ms Linda Stier Mr James Stolte Mr Roger & Ms Lujean Swenson Ms Laura Thalacker & Mr Kyle Iboshi Rev William & Mrs Marilyn Thalacker Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Ms Melissa & Mr Ross Timmermans Mr Joshua Tisinger Mrs Mildred & Mr Adalbert Toepel Jr Mr Daniel & Ms Rebecca Tompkins Ms Terese & Mr Stephen TouVelle Trinity Lutheran WELCA, Washington Island, Wisconsin Mr Jarrod & Ms Mary Turk Mr Dennis & Ms Debra Vandervinne Mr Louis & Ms Marilyn Venier Mr Fritz & Ms Karen Voss Mr Mark Wenger Mrs Janna & Mr Douglas Williams Ms Vivien B Wissink Dr & Mrs Curt G Wuest Mrs Marlene Zenker

Estate of Ms Geraldine Lambert †Estate of Ms Mildred Monke Estate of Rev Carl O Nelson †Estate of Mrs Alma Ganz Schuetz †Estate of Mrs Joan Tange Estate of Ms Ruth Trautman Estate of Rev Daniel L Zimmerman

Loehe Lifetime Giving Society The Loehe Lifetime Giving Society honors those generous individuals who have made significant contributions to Wartburg Theological Seminary during their lifetime. We are grateful for the substantial investment these friends have made in Wartburg Seminary’s mission to form valued leaders for the church. Lifetime Cumulative Giving of $500,000 or more Mr Steven Benz & Ms Lynne D Sherburne-Benz †Dr Joel & Mrs Charlotte Streng Lifetime Cumulative Giving of $250,000 or more Mr David L & Mrs Joyce Horstmann Rev Ronald G & Mrs Mary Ellen Koplitz Ms Cathy Maasdam Mr Charles E & Mrs Kathy Safris

We are grateful for the estate planning of these friends who continued their giving to Wartburg Theological Seminary through their wills, trusts and other planned gifts.

Lifetime Cumulative Giving of $100,000 to $249,999 Anonymous Donors Dr James & Mrs Judith Bailey Mrs Ted H Bany †Dr Frank Benz Mrs Dorothy Bowen Mrs Judith Cherwinka Rev Kathryn Franzenburg & Dr William Davis Mrs Elsie Gilbertson †Rev Glen H & Mrs Shirley Gronlund Rev Bruce & Mrs Sherrill Hanstedt Dr Ralph Jung Mr Harold & Mrs Grace Kurtz Rev & Mrs Clayton C Nietfeld Rev Dr Stanley & Mrs Nancy Olson Mrs Helen Pagel Rev Dr Winston & Dr May Persaud Mrs Jean Peterson Ms Carol & Dr Clifford Rask †Rev Dale L & Mrs Catherine Ruosch Mr William P Streng Mr Ronald Thiel & Ms Amy Lenhardt Rev William Wittig

Estate of Ms Amee Brandt Estate of Rev Karen Capel Estate of Charles D Fjeld Estate of Mildred Hart Estate of Mrs Eleanor Greibel †Estate of Rev Harold Gronstal

Lifetime Cumulative Giving of $50,000 to $99,999 Mr Rodney C Anderson Rev Terrie Rae & Mr Chris Anderson Rev Ginger Anderson-Larson & Rev Keith Larson

Bequests Received July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

Mrs Fern Basden Rev Thomas T & Mrs Joan Baumgardner Dr Roger & Angela Bell Rev Dr Norma Cook Everist & Rev Burton Everist Rev Dr Stephen & Ms Leslie Cornils Dr & Mrs Roger W Fjeld Rev Dr Ann Fritschel Mr Donald & Ms JoAnne Heltner Mrs Sherlee Hendrickson Rev Jennifer & Mr Jerry Henry Dr Phillip & Ms Sharron Knox Rev Barbara J Knutson Mrs Judie Lehman Mrs Irene Paape Rev Dr Ralph W Quere Mr Carl & Ms Valerie Rausch Ms Tecla Sund Reklau & Mr Fred Reklau Ms Kristine & Mr Philip Roe Mr Ulrich O Schlichting Dr & Mrs John Schmeling †Mrs Alma Ganz Schuetz Col Louis & Mrs Susan Soon Shim Mr Alan & Mrs Marilyn Sorenson Ms Faith & Mr Don Trapp Rev Mark & Rev Margaret Yackel-Juleen Lifetime Cumulative Giving of $25,000 to $49,999 Anonymous Donors Rev David H & Mrs Ruth Assmus Mr John & Ms Jennifer Augustine Mrs Dorothea Berke †Rev Charles W & Mrs Bernadean Bichel Rev Sharon & Mr Greg Bockelman Rev Philip Borleske Rev Norman & Mrs Kathryn Braatz Rev Gordon L Braun Rev Dean & Mrs Kari Brockmeier Mrs Esther Chi Rev William F Derrick Dr Dennis & Ms Karen Dickman Ms Rita & Mr David Dudley Ms Barbara Fritschel Rev Eldor M Fruehling Mrs JoAnn Fruehling Mr Bill Goettler Mrs Phyllis Hafermann Ms Arvis Heling †Mrs Lucille Helmbrecht Dr Robert & Mrs Mildred Herder Mr Warren Herreid II & Ms Jeannine Rivet Rev Paul & Ms Nancy Heykes Rev Dr Paul & Mrs Elaine Hill Mrs Maxine Johnson Rev James H & Rev Carol Johnson Rev Herb & Mrs Anne Knudten Jr Dr Alvin B & Ms Carol Koeneman Mr Steve & Ms Brenda Koenig Mr Marvin & Mrs Lynn Koester Rev Dr Duane & Dr Joen Larson Ms Sally & Mr Glen Lee †Mr John & Mrs Agnete Lind Mrs Dorothy Lussenden Mrs Katie Meints Rev Dr Nelson & Mrs Shirley Meyer 2015-2016 Annual Report of Appreciation | Page 17

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“Thanks be to God!”

Derek Rosenstiel Second Year Master of Divinity Student “As I worship in chapel, study in the library or enjoy conversation in the refectory; I am often reminded of the outpouring of love that has been shown to me here in this beautiful place. Without the many faithful people who sustain and empower the ministry of Christ carried out here at Wartburg Theological Seminary I know that I would not have been able to live into my calling. Thanks be to God!”

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Rev Curtis H & Mrs Sharyl Miller Mr Daniel & Ms Peg Musil Rev Dr Craig L & Mrs Cathy Nessan Rev Peggy Ogden-Howe & Mr Henry Howe Dr Daniel L Olson Mr Roger W & Mrs Elise R Peterson

Rev Dr Duane A & Mrs Kathy Priebe Rev Alfred E & Mrs Myrna Putz Mr & Mrs James Raffel Mr Daniel & Mrs Barbara Martin Rank Rev David R Rasmussen

Rev Armin H & Mrs Miriam Reitz Rev Jan & Dr Steven Rippentrop Ms Jean J Ruege Rev Dr Edwin Schick Dr Cynthia Smith Dr Lynn C Smith Rev David & Mrs Diane Solberg

Mr Fred Steinhauer Mr Marcus & Mrs Marsha Streng Mr Raymond E Sund Mrs Della Vivien Mr John & Ms Connie Wiese Mr Richard & Ms Marge Zimmerman

The people who are listed in this report of appreciation represent the deep level of support for Wartburg Theological Seminary. A cross (†) is used to indicate the person has died within our fiscal year (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016). We include their names to honor their memory and their commitment to Wartburg Seminary. We are grateful to all our alumni and friends for their ongoing generosity and support. Please note that every effort has been made to list names of donors accurately, but we are human and mistakes do happen. If there is an omission or error, please contact the Mission Support Office by email at missionsupport@wartburgseminary.edu or by phone at (563) 589-0200 so we can correct our records. Thank you for your friendship and understanding.

Engaging God's Future

Engage God's People What does it mean to Engage God's People? as the world around us continues in a rapid state of change - the church must change to meet the needs of the world. If it doesn't, the church may lose opportunities to engage God's people - those who are lifelong church members, those who no longer feel connected, and those who have not been part of a faith community. Engage God's People is Phase 2 of a $22 million campaign. Phase 1, Engaging God's Future, raised $15.3 million. Phase 2 begins with new leadership and a newly cast vision for Wartburg Seminary's mission. The Engage God's People Campaign for Wartburg Theological Seminary seeks funding for mission today and mission for tomorrow.

THE WARTBURG SEMINARY FUND

Wartburg Seminary needs your help to grow its support for the day-to-day mission of the seminary - providing for faculty, staff, campus upkeep and improvemeents, technology, worship and community life. Gifts from individuals and congregations to the Wartburg Seminary Fund supports the mission of Wartburg Seminary and its daily life. We need your gifts each year to support our Life Together.

INNOVATIVE INITIATIVES

Wartburg Seminary is in good position to transform theological education and prepare leaders who are well equipped to lead the church. This work requires innovation and creativity, launching pilot programs, researching, and listening to the world around us. We need your support to include resources for these "holy experiments." Your current and future gifts to support Innovative Initiatives will support the transformation of theological education and enable Wartburg Seminary to take a leadership role in developing new neaching methodology, new partnerships and a 2015-2016 Annual Report of Appreciation | Page 19 curriculum that best serves the world today. 2016 Annual report.indd 19

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Jennifer Michael, Final Year Master of Divinity Student “I’m a second career seminarian and it was quite daunting to leave a full-time job and also all my family back in Florida to pursue my theological education. But your gifts help buoy my confidence and confirm that there are people in this church that are in my corner—supporting me even if they do not know me and affirming that my gifts for ministry are needed for the future of our church.”

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