Hoelter re-elected in North Wisconsin

North Wisconsin
June 14-16
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Elected:

  • Rev. Joel Hoelter, Wausau, Wis., president, second term, first ballot.

  • Rev. Paul Weber, Marquette, Mich., first vice president.

  • Rev. William Plautz, Chippewa Falls, Wis., second vice president.

  • Dr. Timothy Wenger, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., third vice president.
  • Under the theme “Rejoice! Renew! Reach Out!,” delegates voted to:

  • reaffirm the sacrament of Holy Baptism.

  • amend the district’s handbook with the changes approved by the district’s board of directors as recommended by the Synod’s Commission on Constitutional Matters.

  • uphold the teaching of creationism, especially in 2009 when attention has been focused on the 150th anniversary of Darwin’s theory of evolution.

  • encourage district congregations to show the documentary “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” — which studies the scientific debate between evolution and intelligent design — to their members and in their communities.
  • Posted June 24, 2009

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