Wrede, William

  • Director, Ministerial Admissions, Enrollment


  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Concordia College, Ann Arbor, Mich. (now Concordia University, Ann Arbor)
  • Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.

Previous service:

  • Director of youth and music at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Edmond, Okla. (1982–85)
  • Interpreter for the deaf for the Special School District of St. Louis County, St. Louis, Mo. (1986–96)
  • Mission field developer for the deaf for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Atlantic District, New York, N.Y. (2000–11)


Ludington, Mich.

Fun fact:

Knows American Sign Language. He was an interpreter for the deaf before becoming a pastor and interpreted at the White House during his vicarage.

Favorite thing to do in St. Louis:

Walk in the Missouri Botanical Garden and attend St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performances

Favorite quote:

“Lay hold of something that will help you, and then use it to help somebody else.” — Booker T. Washington