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Minister , religious organization administrator

Vilis Varsbergs, minister, former religious organization administrator. Ordained to ministry United Lutheran Church, 1957. Secretary Helsinki Monitoring Committee, Chicago, 1983-1985; member advisory board Illinois Ethnic Consultant, Chicago, 1986; board directors Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service, New York City, 1988-1994.

Background

Varsbergs, Vilis was born on June 1, 1929 in Prauliena, Latvia. Son of Viktors and Marta (Barbans) Varsbergs.

Education

Bachelor magna cum laude, Midland College, 1954. Master of Divinity, Lutheran School Theology, Chicago, 1957. Doctor (honorary), University Latvia, 1996.

Career

Mission developer, pastor Grace Lutheran Church, Albion, Michigan, 1957-1963. Pastor Messiah Lutheran Church, Constantine, 1963-1969. Administrator, director Latvian Center Garezers, Inc., Three Rivers, 1969-1972.

Pastor Zion Latvian Lutheran Church, Chicago, 1973-1994. President Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, 1984-1993. Dean department of theology University Latvia, Riga, since 1994.

Assembly delegate Lutheran World Federation, Budapest, Hungary, 1984, Curitiba, Brazil, 1990.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry United Lutheran Church, 1957.

Membership

Secretary Helsinki Monitoring Committee, Chicago, 1983-1985. Member advisory board Illinois Ethnic Consultant, Chicago, 1986. Board directors Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service, New York City, 1988-1994.

Connections

Married Biruta Grinbergs, July 2, 1960. Children: Anita Valda, Krista Maija, Victor Andrew.

father:
Viktors Varsbergs

mother:
Marta (Barbans) Varsbergs

spouse:
Biruta Grinbergs

child:
Anita Valda Varsbergs

child:
Krista Maija Varsbergs

child:
Victor Andrew Varsbergs