Pastor Ken and Brenda Wagener are grateful to God for the privilege to serve alongside you, brothers and sisters at Trinity Lutheran Church and School, Indianapolis.
The Wageners recently moved from Macomb, Michigan, a northern suburb of Detroit. Pastor Ken served at St. Peter Lutheran Church and School from December 2005 to February 2016. His great joys in ministry there were pastoral care and stewardship, and he also served as Senior Pastor. He also recently served as pastoral counselor for the Michigan LWML Evergreen Zone.
Pastor Ken grew up in south St. Louis, Missouri. The oldest of three siblings, he and his family attended Christ Memorial Lutheran Church. He was confirmed there, and the congregation supported his decision to pursue pastoral ministry. At Christ Memorial’s “Youth Group,” he also met Brenda. They married in 1980, and have now lived in six states during their ministry. Since those early days, she’s been a faithful partner and co-worker in serving the Lord.
In 1993, the Wageners welcomed their daughter Alissa into their lives—by adoption! Libby has artistic and marketing skills and interests, and currently loves her job at Granite City Brewery in downtown Indianapolis.
In the past, Pastor Ken has served congregations in Iowa, Wisconsin, and the St. Louis area. He also was privileged to serve at Concordia Publishing House, the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. His passions in congregational ministry have always been uplifting worship, growing as disciples of Jesus Christ, and caring for one another in our times of need. He’s a certified facilitator for 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, and enjoys reading in the areas of marriage enrichment, personal strengths and leadership, and history. His personal mission statement is “Enrich, Equip, Encourage.”
Pastor Ken’s mom, Doris Blumenkamp, still lives in St. Louis and joins us in worship today for his installation. Brenda’s parents, Woodie and Sue Winter, live in Mooresville, and Woodie also joins us for worship today. Her brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Rhonda Winter, also live in the Mooresville area and both are long-time Hoosiers.
Thank you, members and friends, for the great joy and honor you have bestowed on us to join you in this rich and historic ministry. We trust that God will lead us together in the mission to love people to Christ, and to reach out to our community with Good News about our risen Savior.
God bless us all!
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