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Chaplaincy at TLHAProviding Christ-centered care is at the heart of what we do. Opportunities abound for sharing the love of Jesus with people who use our services.

At each of our locations, we provide chaplaincy services that include Bible studies, worship services, devotions and personal visits. Ordained pastors serve as chaplains at each of our locations. Full-time chaplains serve at The Lutheran Home Campuses in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, and River Falls, Wisconsin. Semi-retired and area pastors serve at Heritage Homes in Watertown, Wisconsin; St. Michael’s Lutheran Home in Fountain City, Wisconsin; and The Lutheran Home: Cedar Haven in Mankato, Minnesota.

Rev. Edwin Fredrich serves as Chaplain at The Lutheran Home Campus in Belle Plaine, Minnesota. He received his B.A. from Northwestern College in Watertown, Wisconsin, his Master of Divinity from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon. He also received his Master’s in Professional Counseling from Concordia University in Wisconsin. As a pastor, he enjoys that, by the Lord’s blessing, people get to see Jesus. He also enjoys presenting on a variety of topics, including grief, marriage, caregiving and working with volunteers. Pastor Fredrich served several churches in Kansas and Wisconsin before coming to the Belle Plaine Campus. He can be reached at (952) 873-5923 or efredrich@tlha.org.

Chaplaincy at TLHARev. Paul Kante is the Chaplain at St. Michael’s Lutheran Home in Fountain City, Wisconsin. During his years in the parish ministry, he served congregations in Wisconsin and Michigan as well as serving as campus pastor at Michigan Tech in Houghton, Michigan. He finds distinct joy in being able to continue weekly preaching and Bible studies to share God’s grace through Christ—he considers it a blessing to do this and visit with residents at St. Michael’s. After serving in the United States Navy, he studied for the pastoral ministry at Northwestern College in Watertown, Wisconsin and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon. His hobbies include photography, model railroading, woodworking, and landscaping around his home. Pastor Kante can be reached at (608) 687-7721 or pkante@tlha.org.

Rev. Roger Woller serves at The Lutheran Home: Cedar Haven in Mankato, Minnesota. He enjoys visiting with the different people and teaching Bible classes—he thanks God he has been called to serve as chaplain here and shares, “It’s a blessing to use my gifts to serve my Lord.” Pastor Woller served in the ministry for 40 years in communities in Wisconsin and Minnesota before moving to Mankato. He especially enjoys using his computer skills to make visual aids for teaching and utilizing PowerPoint to help others follow services and Bible classes. His interests include gardening, working outside and spending time with his family.