A pastor described the WELS administration in the Good Old Days: Carl Mischke had an office at the bottom of the stairs at the Northwestern Publishing building. Carl's wife Gladys was his secretary. That was the administration.
The faster WELS shrinks, the bigger the administration has become. They even hired a new person to find out where all the money went! And they bought $250,000 in software. I could have sold them a copy of Excel for $100, but no, they needed $250,000 so they did not misplace $8 million again.
The hilarity of this - WELS will teach stewardship to congregations and families!
The Glory Has Departed