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.

2019 Dialogue Education Conference Held

October 11-14, 2019, the Pastoral Studies Institute of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary hosted a Dialogue Education Conference. Dr. Kenneth Cherney, Jr. of WLS trained eighteen participants working in five continents in ...

From persecuted to proclaiming

A note from Professor Sorum: After dinner with Rev. Bounkeo Lor and the five elected leaders of the Hmong Fellowship Church, I enjoyed a long conversation with Pastor Vang. He ...

An interview with Bounkeo Lor

Prof. E. Allen Sorum accompanied Rev. Bounkeo Lor to Hanoi, Vietnam to conduct a training session from June 10-22, 2019. Prof. Sorum taught the Book of Isaiah and Pastoral Counseling ...

Story of Kua

Pastor Vue is one of the pastors with the Hmong Fellowship Church who is training under Rev. Bounkeo Lor and Professor E. Allen Sorum. Currently he has some family members ...