President Stuckwisch was able to visit Rev. Cory Wielert yesterday, in order to present him with the “Fellow” Ecclesiastical Endorsement that he recently earned from LCMS Specialized Spiritual Care Ministry.
“Fellow” is the highest tier of ecclesiastical endorsement that LCMS Specialized Care offers. It is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated leadership and highly developed skills in spiritual care over a long period of time. Rev. Wielert is deployed as the resident chaplain at Wittenberg Village where he has been serving for the past seventeen years.
Rev. Wielert is the first person to receive the “Fellow” ecclesiastical endorsement, which will enable him to serve as a mentor to other chaplains and to those who are training to be chaplains within the Synod.