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Pastor Bueltmann to be Installed March 11

The Rev. Dr. David Bueltmann has accepted our call to serve as Pastor of Concordia Lutheran Church of Decatur.  His installation will take place on March 11 during our 9:00 am worship service which includes Holy Communion. The Rev. Mark Miller, President of the Central Illinois District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod will perform the installation and deliver the message on that day. Pastor Bueltmann has been serving Concordia as vacancy pastor since January 2016.  Pastor and Charlotte were married on June 29, 1963, and have been blessed with 5 children.  Kris lives in St. Louis, Rev. Kevin is serving in MT, Rev. Keith is serving in Buffalo, Rev. Kurtis just accepted a call to IN, and Deaconess Kim is now serving as a missionary in Leipzig, Germany.

They have 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Education for Pastor Bueltmann included High School at New Berlin, IL; St. John’s College in Winfield, KS (AA);  Concordia University in Seward, NE (BS in Ed & Dr of letters); Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield, IL (BD & MDiv); and Illinois State University, Normal, IL (MA in Music).  He was ordained on August 11, 1968. Prior to coming to Concordia, Pastor served as interim director at Camp CILCA (2012-2016), President of CID (1995-2012), Pastor at St. James in Quincy, IL (1990-1997), Pastor at Immanuel, Athens, IL (1985-1990), Director of Camp CILCA (1978-1990), Pastor at Christ, Clinton, IL (19741978), and Pastor at St. Paul, Brimfield, IL (1968-1974).

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