New Professor At ILC
We wish to introduce you now to Prof. Steve Sippert, latest addition to the faculty of Immanuel Lutheran College, Eau Claire, Wisconsin as the Lord’s gift to His church.
The Rev. Sippert came to ILC from the pastoral ministry of our Savior’s congregation in Jamestown, North Dakota; prior to that he shepherded at Grace of Valentine, Nebraska (1989-98).
Many of us are acquainted with his parents, Paul and Bev Sippert of Lakeville, Minnesota, and his wife Amy (nee Olmanson), and we will soon get to know their children Rebekah, Kaitlyn, and Zachary.
It is always a working of God’s grace that a young person prepares to serve in the pastoral or teaching ministry, and Prof. Sippert’s experiences hold true to that paradigm. After taking the general college courses and earning the AA degree at ILC in 1983, Steve entered the MIS program at UWEC, attended a year, then transferred to MSC in Mankato to prepare for a career in the business world. After a few weeks in Mankato, however, Steve had his mind changed and the Lord brought him back to ILC for the Pre-theology course. To catch up with the sophomores, Prof. Kuehne tutored Steve privately in Greek; he completed the course requirements during the next three years, acquiring the BA degree while a seminary student.
This year Prof. Sippert will be teaching Greek for college freshmen and sophomores, Religion 10 in the high school, and in the seminary
courses in Hermeneutics (interpretation), Exegesis (verse-by-verse study using the original language) of Galatians, and Isagogics (introduction) to the later New Testament epistles.
May the Lord bless Prof. Sippert’s service to Him and his ministry to the students at our training school for the prophets. The Sipperts are residing at 513 Ingram Drive West on the ILC campus.
–Paul R. Koch