Former Vicars and Ministry-in-Context Students

We love sharing our ministry with students.  In recent years Lake Park has welcomed several Vicars.  Vicars (or Pastoral Interns) spend the third year of their seminary education with us and then return to the seminar for their fourth and final year.  Lake Park has a standing relationship with Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio.  Lake Park has also played host to Ministry-in-Context (MIC) students from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicaco (LSTC). These students assist in worship and projects at Lake Park for about 10 hours each week.  Following their MIC time, students also have a year of internship and then additional seminary course.

Matthew Kruse

2011-2012 Laura Kuntz, Vicar – Received her first call split between two churches in Lansing, MI.

2010-2011 Jared Witt, Vicar – Returned to Trinity Lutheran Seminary for his final year. He graduated and is now serving as a pastor in sunny Florida. He and his wife Nikki have a dog.

2009-2010 Matthew Kruse, Vicar – Returned to Trinity Lutheran Seminary for his final year of seminary. He graduated in May of 2011 and received his first call in Rio, Wisconsin.

2008-2009 Kim Knowle-Zeller, Vicar – Kim graduated from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in May 2010.  She was ordained in January 2011 and called to Trinity & Christ Lutheran Church in Sedalia, MO.  She was married to Stephen Zeller in August 2012. He is he serves as an  ELCA pastor in Cole Camp, Missouri.

2008-2009 Christine, McNeal, Ministry-in-Context.  After completing an internship year at Capitol Drive Lutheran, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Christine will continue on to a one-year chaplain residency in Illinois. She completed her final year of seminary at LSTC and was ordained in November 2012.

2007-2008 Lisa Bates-Froiland Ministry-in-Context – Lisa is completing her final semester of seminary at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.  She graduated in December 2010 and received her first call at Redeemer Lutheran in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

2007-2008 Jim Lynch Ministry-in-Context Jim completed a year of internship at Capitol Drive Lutheran, Milwaukee, graduated from LSTC in May 2009. He received his first call at St. John’s Lutheran in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

2007-2008 Dana O’ Brien Ministry-in-Context Student, graduated from LSTC and was called to serve as an Associate Pastor at Atonement in Racine, Wisconsin. Dana is beginning a new ministry at a new location “Atonement West” on the west side of Racine. She was ordained in August 2010.

2006-2007 Maggie Lux Cummings received her first call to Beckville Lutheran Church and First Lutheran Church in Southwest Minnesota.  She is married to Michael and they have a daughter Zoe, born 2009 and a son Leo.

Jan with her daughter Nora at her Ordination

2006-2007 Jan Veseth completed her seminary training at LSTC  in December, 2009.  She received her first call to Augustana Lutheran Church in Andover, IL in the Spring of 2010 and officially graduated from LSTC May, 2010. She was ordained June 18, 2010 and installed officially as the pastor on July 18, 2010. Jan has three children.  Her son Sam is in the Army; safely back from Afghanistan July 2010. Daughter Kate is a junior at the UofM in Minneapolis and her daughter Nora is a junior in high school in Andover.

Lake Park Lutheran Church
2647 N. Stowell Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 Phone: 414.962.9190 Fax: 414.962.9134

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