“Bearing the Cross and Sharing the Cross”

Presenter - Pastor Jon Schroeder

Jonathan E. Schroeder was assigned to serve as an exploratory missionary in Sharpsburg, Georgia. From the first worship attendance of nine people, God has built a congregation of 500 members and a preschool of 96 students, which Pastor Schroeder has served for 16 years. 

Pastor Schroeder serves the WELS as pastor-at-large on the Synodical Council, as a member of the Executive Committee for the WELS hymnal project, moderator of the Institute for Worship and Outreach, consultant for both the WELS School of Worship and the WELS School of Outreach, and contributing editor for Forward in Christ.  

Past service includes guest lecturing at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (2004-2010), essayist for the 2009 Synod Convention, essayist for the 2010 WLS Symposium, general editor and author of Planning Christian Worship II, keynote speaker for the 2005 National Conference for Worship and the Arts, and member of the WELS Ad Hoc Commission for Long Range Planning (2007-2009) and the WELS Translation Feasibility Committee. Pastor Schroeder has also made numerous presentations to districts and conferences on worship and outreach.