Pastoral Studies Institute

Pastoral Studies Institute

Welcome to the Pastoral Studies Institute of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary.

The Pastoral Studies Institute exists to guide and assist non-traditional students through their pre-seminary and seminary training so they can become pastors in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.

Are you interested in learning more about the path to pastoral ministry as a second career student? We are eager to encourage you and to help you work through questions or challenges. Please contact the director of the Pastoral Studies Institute, Dr. E. Allen Sorum, to begin the conversation.

We value the wonderful privilege of participating in this great work. Because many of our partners must exercise caution in their work, we are unable to publicly share all of the ways God is blessing our work. We pray, though, that this page informs you and encourages you.

Theological Education in Russia

With heavy coats and insulated boots, PSI International Recruitment Director Jon Bare and I traveled to frigid Siberia in January to enjoy the warm fellowship of Concord Evangelical Lutheran Church ...

meet adrian gunn

Mr. Adrian Gunn and his wife, Maureen, are members of Siloah Lutheran Church of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Gunn family includes Matthew and Arianna, both students at UW-Milwaukee and their youngest, ...

The greatest job ever!

About a month ago, on the last Sunday of the church year, I had the privilege of preaching for a mission festival at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Watertown, WI. ...

Team visits Vietnam

  In November, Pastor Jon Bare, International Recruitment Director, and Prof. E. Allen Sorum, Pastoral Studies Institute Director, traveled to Vietnam. There they met with and taught 60 leaders of ...