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Pastor Dr. C. Walter Winterle, born in 1950 in Santa Cruz do Sul, RS, Brazil, was called to serve Saint Thomas Congregation in 2010. He is married to Lidia, and they have three children -
• Léo Cristiano Winterle, married to Ana Carolina Boelter Winterle
• Tatiana Winterle Von Mühlen, married to Dickson von Muehlen
• Paulo Henrique Winterle, married to Flávia Roveda Severgnini Winterle
and 6 grandchildren (Martin Winterle (died on 22 November 2009), Henrique Winterle von Mühlen, Lea Sophia Winterle, Lucas Severgnini Winterle, Júlia Winterle von Muehlen and Luis Carlos Winterle).


The Winterle family live in 10 Van Gogh Street, Panorama.
You are more than welcome to call them any time of the day (021-930 3734) or pay them a visit.
(click for map to parsonage)

Academic Qualifications
Pastor Winterle graduated from the Concordia Seminary, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, on 3 December 1972 and was ordained on 1 January 1973. He has obtained the following degrees/diplomas:
• Several Winter Courses (STM) at the Concordia Seminary, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
• 2000 - Doctor Honoris Causa - Concordia University, Austin, Texas, USA - Doctor of Laws - (L.L.D.)
• 2004 - Doctor Honoris Causa - Concordia University Irvine, CA, USA - Doctor of Divinity (D.D.)

Pastoral Experience
since 2011 Pastor at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Edgemead, Cape Town, SA
since 2010 Coordinator of the Theologoical Education Program in Mozambique
2006 - 2010 Pastor of the International Congregation - Uhuru Highway Lutheran Cathedral - Nairobi, Kenya
2005 - 2006 Vice-President of the International Lutheran Council (ILC)
1999 - 2005 Secretary of the International Lutheran Council (ILC)
2002 - 2006 and
1998 - 2002 National President of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil
1997 - 1998 Circuit President Distrito Portoalegrense
1990 - 1994 1st Vice-President of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil
1990 - 1993 Assistant Professor at the Concordia Seminary of São Leopoldo, RS (Homiletics)
1988 - 1998 Pastor at Concordia Congregation of Porto Alegre, RS
1986 - 1988 Circuit President and member of the Board of Directors of the IELB
1983 - 1987 Teacher and chaplain at the Instituto Concordia of São Paulo, SP
1982 - 1985 3rd Vice-President of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil (IELB)
1974 - 1982 Responder and speaker at the Lutheran Hour São Paulo, SP
1973 - 1988 Missionary (Church Planter) in Rio Bonito and Interlagos neighborhoods, São Paulo, SP. Pastor at Peace Lutheran Church in Interlagos, São Paulo, SP, Brazil (founder)