From the WELS Vatican, New Ulm Branch:
REV. MARK SCHROEDER ACCEPTS CALL
TO BE NEXT WELS PRESIDENT
Rev. Mark Schroeder, 53, has accepted the call to be the next WELS president.
Addressing the delegates to the 59th Biennial Convention at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn., Wednesday about the task ahead of him, Schroeder expressed the strength he gained from the book of Isaiah: “Surely it is God who saves me. I will trust in him and not be afraid.”
Schroeder was elected Tuesday and asked the convention to give him overnight to consider the call.
Schroeder currently serves as president of Luther Preparatory School in Watertown, Wis. He has previously served at congregations in Fond du Lac, Wis., and Maitland, Fla.
Concluding his remarks, Schroeder told the delegates, “I will strive with the help of God to be faithful to the calling you have given me, and faithful to God’s Word.”