Pastoral Studies Institute

Pastoral Studies Institute

Welcome to the Pastoral Studies Institute of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in partnership with the Joint Mission Council.

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.

PSI graduate Vivar installed

In June, PSI graduate Nixon Vivar was installed and ordained at Christ, Milwaukee. Professor E. Allen Sorum shares, “This was such a happy celebration after Nixon's 15-year journey to become ...

Prof. Wordell in Zambia

The conditions were right for this family photo. The late afternoon sun lit up the trees to provide a natural backdrop. Rev. Kamwata and his wife and three daughters gladly ...

Hmong Asia Ministry Coordinator

    On April 18th, Pastor Bounkeo Lor accepted the call issued by the Global Hmong Committee (GHC) to fill the new position of Hmong Asia Ministry Coordinator. With Lor’s ...

psi update

Nixon Gregorio Vivar Gomez will graduate this May from the Pastoral Studies Institute. Nixon qualifies for the status of “non-traditional” student for the pastoral ministry on multiple levels. Most obviously, ...