Welcome to the journey. The Christ is with us every step of the way! During this interim period as LMC searches for a new lead pastor, I am here to support the members, the staff, and you. My name is Mark Schuler. I am emeritus professor of theology, Greek, and archaeology at Concordia University, Saint Paul, having retired in June of 2022. But I flunked retirement. I still teach my favorite New Testament classes. And I am an associate fellow at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. I am joyfully married to Rhoda for more than 45 years. She is a Lutheran deaconess with a Doctor of Theology degree in church history. She also taught at CSP. She is currently working on book about adult faith formation with Dr. Kent Burreson from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. Rhoda was raised on a farm west of Chicago and is a die-hard Cubs fan. I am a Wisconsin boy, born 35 miles from Lambeau Field. Yes, I remember when Bart Starr went over Jerry Kramer in the “ice bowl.” The two of us shared something in common even before we met. We were both given the same confirmation verse, Psalm 27:1: “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” It was the text for our wedding and will be read at our funerals.
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