Class Notes – October 2014
Pastor Marc Stutzel, Certificate 2011, Pastor, Christ Lutheran Church in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
After completing my Lutheran year at LTSP in 2011, also my first year of my MDiv, I graduated cum laude from General Theological Seminary in 2014, and was called as pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey on September 28, 2014. I began on October 1. I also welcomed the birth of my second son on September 14 (we call him George). And I will be ordained on November 8, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Summit, NJ.
The Rev. Ron R. Lee, MDiv 1967, Interim Pastor St. John, Winter Park, Florida
I am retired in Orlando, Florida, and have served several interim pastorates at the appointment of the bishop. I continue to work with the national ELCA’s Coaching and Leadership Development as a coach trainer for the synods of the ELCA, and have an active coaching relationship with a number of pastors of large congregations, working with them on the special dynamics of ministry in congregations that worship over 500 a weekend. I also continue to consult with congregations and leaders in conflict. My wife is a retired hospital administrator, and together we continue to be active in community outreach programs and and participate in the extensive music ministries and concert life of our home congregation.
The Rev. Ryan Paetzold, MDiv 2013, Stated Supply & Vice Pastor, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Audubon, NJ
On September 29, Ryan began an appointment as the Stated Supply & Vice Pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Audubon, NJ while he awaits first call. Bishop Tracie Bartholomew appointed Ryan following the unexpected passing of Pastor Ed Schmidt. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Audubon, was also once served by Pastor David Lose.
The Rev. Dr. J. Bert Carlson, DMin 2000, Retired
“O Day Full of Grace,” composer/arranger of anthem setting in memory of New Jersey Bishop Herluf Jensen, published by Augsburg Fortress. Also, Drawn to the Light, a volume of chorale preludes in addition to nine organ and piano chorale settings.