Rev. Dr. Gordon Braatz was honored at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), on May 20, 2019, with the award for Distinguished Service. Pastor Lois Pallmeyer represented the Gloria Dei community to celebrate and recognize Pastor Braatz for his faithful ministry to the church across his career. Braatz is a member of Gloria Dei and serves on the organ committee and as a regular communion assistant.
During his ministry, Dr. Braatz served as a parish pastor and a psychologist, taught at the University of Minnesota, provided psychological assessments for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and supervised psychiatry students. His insightful preaching draws from his deep appreciation for scripture and liturgy, as well as his compassionate understanding of personality development.
Gordon serves on the Board of Directors of LSTC. The Gordon A. Braatz endowed chair in worship ensures that LSTC will continue to equip seminarians in the art and theology of planning and leading worship.
Congratulations, Gordon! Thank you for your faithful service to Christ’s Church.