April 12, 2018
St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran Church
300 West Street
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 53916-1150
Dear Members of St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran Church:
Greetings in the name of our Risen Savior, Jesus Christ! Through Him we are redeemed, restored, and forgiven. Through Him we have peace with God and the promise of eternal life.
God indeed has done and continues to do great things through His chosen people. My communication with leaders at St. Stephen makes that very clear. St. Stephen has a rich history of supporting Christian education, something worthy of celebration. It is encouraging to learn about more congregations and families in our synod who recognize the incredible value of our Lutheran schools. As a parent myself, I know how much I appreciate the spiritual support our children receive from their Christian teachers at Lutheran schools.
After prayerful deliberation, I have decided to return the Call to serve as your principal and teacher. I am grateful for your prayers these past weeks, and I will keep the ministry of St. Stephen in my prayers as you continue to seek a new principal. We know God is good and that He answers our prayers.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
Humbly yours in Jesus, Our Savior,
NOTE: Our April 29 Quarterly Voters’ Meeting will also be a call meeting to issue another call for a principal.