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Paul Myron Werger, American bishop. Ordained to ministry, Lutheran Church American, 1957. Recipient Thiel College Alumni award for professional achievement, 1979.


Werger, Paul Myron was born on June 13, 1931 in Greenville, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Jacob Paul and Laura Annetta (Greenwalt) Werger.


Bachelor, Thiel College, 1954. Master of Divinity, Northwestern Theological Seminary, Minneapolis, 1957. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Northwestern Theological Seminary, Minneapolis, 1976.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Grand View College, 1985.


Pastor, Apostles Lutheran Church, St. Paul, 1957-1961;pastor, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Bloomington, Minnesota, 1961-1978;bishop, Iowa Synod Lutheran Church American, Des Moines, 1978-1988;bishop, S.E. Iowa Synod, Iowa City, since 1987. Chairman Conference Bishops Evangelical Lutheran Church American 1987-1991, member church county 1988-1991, bishop advisory member, 1988, stewardship and evangelism committee Northwest Synod, 1959-1962. Member board social ministry Minnesota Synod, 1963-1970, member Executive Board, dean south suburban district.

President, board directors Lutheran Social Services in Minnesota. Member management committee director mission North America Lutheran Church American, since 1983. Delegate Lutheran Church American conversations.

Pastor evangelist Evangelical Outreach. Corporation board directors Fairvi.


  • Ordained to ministry, Lutheran Church American, 1957.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Bloomington Human Rights Commission. Member citizens advisory committee Bloomington School District 271. Board directors Luther Northwestern, 1976, Lutheran School Theology, Chicago, 1978-1988, Lutheran Church American Foundation, Grandview College, 1978, GrandView College, 1978-1992, Iowa Lutheran Hospital, since 1978, Lutheran Society Service Iowa, since 1978, Fairview Corporation, since 1985.

Board fellows School Religion, University Iowa. Lutheran Church in American observer Wartburg Theological Seminary, 1986-1988. Member Association Bloomington Clergy, Conference of Lutheran/Roman Catholic Bishops.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, photography, golf, fishing, sports.


Married Diane Mae Ellison, July 26, 1957. Children: Paul Myron, Jonathan David, Matthew James, Mary Dianne.

Jacob Paul Werger

Laura Annetta (Greenwalt) Werger

Diane Mae Ellison

Paul Myron Werger

Jonathan David Werger

Matthew James Werger

Mary Dianne Werger