We preach Christ crucified.
WELS, characterized as theologically conservative, is the third largest Lutheran church body in America. With national offices today at N16 W23377 Stone Ridge Drive, Waukesha, Wis., WELS began in 1850 when three German pastors met in Milwaukee. Today, it has grown to over 1,200 congregations in North America. It has over 400,000 baptized members, which includes over 300,000 communicants, served by over 1,000 pastors.