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Humanities educator

Joel Loren Pless, American humanities educator. Ordained Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, 1986. Scholarship committee member Marth Foundation, Marathon, 1987—2000; donor Marathon County Blood Bank, Wausau, since 1986, Southeast Wisconsin Blood Center, West Bend, since 2000; board directors WELS History Institute, since 2004; Member of Lutheran History Conference, Evangelical Theological Society, Society Biblical Literature.

Background

Pless, Joel Loren was born on January 31, 1960 in Elgin, Illinois, United States. Son of Loren Gerold and Jean Marlene (Cikanek) Pless.

Education

Associate of Arts, Concordia University, 1980. Bachelor, Concordia University, 1982. Master of Divinity, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, 1986.

Master of Sacred Theology, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, 1993.

Career

Pastor St. John's Lutheran Church, Edgar, Wisconsin, 1986—2000. Assistant professor Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, since 2000. Pastor Zion Lutheran Church, Marathon, Wisconsin, 1986—2000.

Instructor Northland Lutheran High School, Wausau, Wisconsin, 1987—1988, 1996—1997. Pulpit assistant St. John Lutheran Church, Mukwonago, Wisconsin, since 2002. Circuit pastor We. Wisconsin District, Edgar, 1996—2000.

Achievements

  • Ordained Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, 1986.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author (booklet): From Tragedy to Triumphant: The History of Zion Lutheran Church, 1992.

Membership

Scholarship committee member Marth Foundation, Marathon, 1987—2000. Donor Marathon County Blood Bank, Wausau, since 1986, Southeast Wisconsin Blood Center, West Bend, since 2000. Board directors WELS History Institute, since 2004.

Member of Lutheran History Conference, Evangelical Theological Society, Society Biblical Literature.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Writing, woodworking, book collector.

Connections

Married Linda Jean Siewert, May 27, 1990. Children: Monica, John, James.

father:
Loren Gerold Pless

mother:
Jean Marlene (Cikanek) Pless

spouse:
Linda Jean Siewert

child:
Monica Pless

child:
John Pless

child:
James Pless