Pastor's Update 

Reverend Wolfgang W. Laudert

Pastor Wolfgang W. Laudert has been a minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America since 2011.  He served West Union Lutheran Church, a congregation of the Minneapolis Area Synod, until November of 2015. He graduated from Augsburg College receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in religion in 2007, Minneapolis, MN.  He went on to study at Luther Seminary, earning his Master of Divinity in 2011, St. Paul, MN.  He served his internship year at First Lutheran in Richmond Beach in Seattle, WA in 2010.

Pr. Laudert was born in the Twin Cities, but in so many ways New York has always been a second home.  He was raised in Brooklyn, New York from 1985 until 1989.  He still has family in Staten Island.   He’s a son of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sunset Park, where he was baptized.  He spent a few summers working at Camp Koinonia in Port Jervis, upstate NY.  He led day camps in the city and faith walks around ground zero from 2005-2007.

Involvement in the wider church, Laudert has been elected as a clergy voting member to the Churchwide Assembly of the ELCA.  He served on the Stewardship Committee in the Minneapolis Synod.  He served on the Governing Board of Augsburg College.  He accompanied 16 youth from his prior congregation to the 2012 National Youth Gathering held in New Orleans. 

At the center of Laudert’s ministry and call is the good news of Jesus Christ!  He has a deep love for the church.  For him, the heart is the gospel ministry of Word and Sacrament and equipping the saints for that mutual ministry in the world!  

Laudert breathes the writings of the 16th century German church reformer Martin Luther.  Pastor Laudert is strongly committed to the life of parish ministry, tending to those relationships, and to the mission and ministries of Christ’s church. He accepted a call to serve Christ Lutheran Church in Staten Island, NY on October 4th, 2015.