The Rev. Dr. Karl Schaffenburg, Rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Sheboygan, has announced plans to retire effective May 1, 2019. He has served Grace since 2011. As a seminarian, he served for a time at the Cathedral of St. Paul, Fond du Lac.
A graduate of Nashotah House, Schaffenburg was ordained to the priesthood in 2006 by Bishop Russell Jacobus. He served a call in Mississippi prior to Sheboygan. He has been active in diocesan ministries serving as a Trustee, on the Executive Council, as Dean of the Lake Winnebago Deanery and in other capacities.
He and his wife, Elizabeth, will move to Laurel, Mississippi to be near family. In a letter to the congregation, he noted he is "not so much retiring from my current calling as to a calling which will focus more on longer term projects."
Read his letter to the congregation here.
Bishop Matt Gunter is both disheartened and delighted and to announce Vicky Stauber-Pufall's retirement with her last day being May 31, 2018. Vicky has served the diocese as Diocesan Office Secretary for over 11 years, contributing her gifts of hospitality and servanthood. Vicky said she approached the position "as a called ministry of Christ Jesus my Lord and Savior, and not simply a job." She plans to spend more time with her family both in Wisconsin and the Duluth, MN area.
"We will keep Vicky in our prayers." Bishop Gunter shared, "and wish her health and happiness as she enters this next chapter in her life." Those who have appreciated Vicky's service are invited to contribute to a retirement purse, facilitated through the Diocesan Office. A check may be sent with "Retirement" in the memo or your gift may be made electronically.
The Rev. David Klutterman, Rector of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Wausau, has announced plans to retire effective the end of February 2018. He has served St. John since 1996. He previously served St. James, Mosinee, St. Jame, Manitowoc, St. Matthias, Minocqua and St. Mary of the Snows, Eagle River. Read his letter to the congregation here.