Noting her boundless energy for serving the Lord through her church, community, district and Lutheran Church Extension Fund, Pauline Wiemann, of Arlington, Minn., was honored with the Fred E. Lietz Individual Ministry Award on Nov. 22 during LCEF’s 2013 Fall Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
A member of Peace Lutheran Church, Wiemann serves as an LCEF Area Representative to the Minnesota South District. An LCEF volunteer for more than 20 years, she also serves a myriad of other community and church organizations.
Minnesota South District Pres. Rev. Dean Nadasdy said, “Over the years I have worked with Pauline on several committees and boards. Her humble, straightforward and encouraging ways have brought so many blessings to those who work with her. Besides her work with LCEF, she has been a leader in our district in human care ministries, senior ministries, and in our pre-seminary interviews for prospective pastors. She has always had a special place in her heart for us pastors. She gets us. She knows what makes us tick.
There is a constancy to Pauline. Through retirement and bouts with serious illness she has never lost a beat. She is the embodiment of Paul’s counsel in Ephesians 5:15 to 'make the best use of the time.' As one of the recipients over many years of her graceful service, I give thanks that the church recognizes the splendid gifts she brings to our life together!”
LCEF President/CEO Rich Robertson said, “Our volunteers are great servants of God who seek to empower ministries by reaching out to individuals in their congregations and districts. Pauline is an incredible woman, generous with her time, networking and teaching talents. To have someone with Pauline’s devotion and love for the Lord working as an LCEF ambassador is a true blessing.”
In her nomination letter for Wiemann, Maria Hendrickson, director of communications and marketing serving upper Midwest districts, said, “After teaching & coaching in southern Minnesota for 30 years, Pauline retired. It was then that she began her legacy as an LCEF volunteer. Pauline was the first female LCEF congregation representative in her circuit, then she served for years as an effective circuit representative teaching and training other volunteers. Most recently, she accepted her role as an LCEF Area Representative filling any and all promotion needs. Pauline has been a faithful LCEF investor for many years. With Pauline, it is all about relationships; she is a disciple and a servant. In the past five years in her role as a western county area representative, she has served nearly 30 congregations. As an educator, Pauline sees the incredible value of LCEF’s new Young Investors (Y.I.) Club and has been a strong advocate. She has personally delivered thousands of Y.I. bulletin inserts this fall to area congregations and schools.” Learn more about the Fred E. Leitz Award at lcef.org.