Rev. James A. Wetzstein
Office phone: 219.464.6794
Pastor Jim’s office is Room 117 of the Helge Center, the addition to the Chapel.
Pastor James Wetzstein is the mentor for the Social Action Leadership Team (SALT) and works with the students who plan and implement Celebrate! every Wednesday night as well as the Sunday morning sacristy team. He meets weekly with Valpo’s LCMS-U chapter to discuss current issues in theology and culture. Lessons learned through independent international travel and 12 years of experience in a small, multicultural congregation in Gary, Indiana, are at the root of his commitment to a global vision coupled with gospel-driven, grassroots local action. Pr. Jim and his wife, Tracey, an attorney, live in Gary with their 14-year-old son, Gabriel, and a bunch of dogs and cats. He draws a weekly, three-panel comic strip for churches called “Agnus Day.”
He is currently in the Liturgical Studies PhD program at Notre Dame where he hopes to do research on the life and work of the 20th century Lutheran liturgical sculptor, the late Ernst Schwidder
M.Div. Concordia Seminary
B.A. Concordia University Ann Arbor