Department for Parish Services

Mission Statement:
THE DEPARTMENT FOR PARISH SERVICES (DPS) assists congregations, pastors, and deacons of the East District as they teach the faith to everyone from children to seniors, supporting them in areas of worship and music; instruction in doctrine; Christian life and vocation; service to their neighbour; and by sharing their gifts for the benefit of the church. The DPS strives to achieve this through the development and provision of resources and events to foster distinctively Lutheran practices for the building up and encouragement of the whole body of Christ.

DPS Members:
Hamilton 2018 Rev. Michael Meleg
Hanover 2018 Rev. Ken Maher
London 2018 Rev. James Scholz
Stratford 2019 Mrs. Jennifer Kitsch
Toronto 2019 Mr. Richard Wheeler
Windsor 2019 Rev. Dr. Dusan Tillinger
Kitchener 2020 Mr. Karl Witzke, Chair
Niagara 2020 Vacant
 Ottawa 2020 Mr. Ron Groskleg
BOD Liaison Mr. David Faerber
Staff Liaison Rev. Paul Zabel
DPS Committees:
 Recruitment & Student Aid: Committee of the Whole
Liaison: Mr. Ron Groskleg
Staff Liaison: Mrs. Ilene Fortin
 Worship Committee: Committee of the Whole
Stewardship Committee: Liaison: Rev. Jim Scholz
 Specialized Ministries: Committee of the Whole
   ~Children’s Ministry:
(S.S. Teacher’s Workshop)
Ad hoc Committee (as needed)
   ~Camp Pioneer: Chair: Rev. Paul Pollex
Rev. Andy Schroth
Rev. Larry Gajdos
    ~Older Adults Ministry: Ad hoc Committee (as needed)
Family Life: Liaison:
Lutheran Schools: Committee of the Whole
Caring Ministries (Parish Nursing, Stephen Ministries, etc.): Committee of the Whole
EDL Youth Committee: Liaison: Mr. Karl Witzke
Mr. Nathan Krey
Ms. Emma Kitsch
Liaison: Rev. David Hamp
Pastoral Advisors (2): Rev. Paul Pollex; Rev. Tim Schneider
EDLYA – East District Lutheran Young Adults: Liaison: Mr. Karl Witzke
President: Mr. Josh Gajdos
Vice President: Mr. Kyle Wise
Treasurer: Mr. Nathan Hasselstrom
Secretary: Ms. Bianca Walrath
Dir. of Communications: Ms. Allison Kuhl
Windsor: NathanKrey
London: Marisa Jay
Kitchener: Allison Snyder
Hamilton: Erika Gajdos
Niagara: Scot Van Raes
Toronto: Marshall Hohman
Hanover: Tiberiu Preda
Pastoral Advisor: Vacant
Seminary Rep: Daniel Fawcett
EvangelFest: (2016) Ad-hoc Committee