A Busy Summer
God blessed Chaplains in Schools (CiS) in the summer of 2018 with the ability to expand ministry and share the gospel in 18 Center for Urban Teaching summer school sites that served over 200 teacher interns, 1700 scholars, and their families. CiS had nine motivated and trained chaplain interns who gained experience through fulfilling opportunities to make connections in order to share the gospel. These interns included students attending Martin Luther College, WELS members from the Milwaukee area who are enrolled in or have completed the WELS Congregational Assistant Program (WELS CAP), and others who serve on staff reaching out to school families during the school year.
Meet a Few of Our Chaplains
Ron Kelly, a member of St. Marcus, was baptized and confirmed through the enrollment of his three daughters at St. Marcus School. He is currently enrolled in the WELS Pastoral Studies Institute (PSI) to pursue full-time ministry and works part-time at St. Marcus School as a Community Liaison.
Jason Fredrick graduated from the WELS CAP (https://mlc-wels.edu/cap/) this summer. He will join CiS again this fall at HOPE Christian School: Fidelis for a half-time position.
Joseph Kasper starts Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary this fall. He enjoyed learning about and carrying out the ministry that brings evangelism to a school setting. He will learn even more about school ministry by serving CiS as a student assistant this year in the afternoons.
Tom Hall completed the WELS CAP program several years ago and now is the called Deacon of WELS Northside Lutheran Ministry on North Avenue. He will also work part-time with Chaplains in Schools this school year and serve at a Shining Star School campus.
Buok Chuol will start his sophomore year at Martin Luther College this fall. He wants to return next summer to CiS to grow even more and will recruit classmates to join him.
- shared 144 morning school devotions with all of the summer school students.
- made 432 spiritual phone calls to the homes of scholars.
- conducted 144 staff devotions and prayer circles.
- obtained 18 leads for baptisms and 12 leads for Bible classes that were passed on to local pastors for follow up.
- held countless spiritual conversations with students, student teachers, and family members, and fulfilled innumerable prayer requests.