Friday, April 3, 2020
A Lutheran in the Holy Land
A life full of tension - that’s how Wolfgang Schmidt, the Provost in Jerusalem, describes his ministry in the Holy Land. The Lutheran pastor says it’s incredibly invigorating, but also exhausting. The ever-present risk is burn-out. Schmidt is not only responsible for the Church of the Redeemer in the Old City of Jerusalem, he also oversees the Talitha Kumi Educational Center on the West Bank and the Augusta Victoria Hospital for Palestinians in East Jerusalem. Lutherans have played an important role in the Holy Land - even in the founding of Tel Aviv.