Vicar

Each year First English welcomes a seminary student (usually from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago) to spend the year learning and serving as an intern pastor, or vicar.  The pastor supervises the vicar in learning and assisting in all areas of pastoral and congregational ministry. Members of the congregation and the vicar committee all help support the vicar in learning and experiencing what pastoral ministry is like.  The congregation benefits from the vicars as each brings their unique gifts, passions, and new and fresh ideas to the ministry and mission of First English.

Travis Fitzgold

vicar@felcaustin.org

Travis is the 48th Vicar of First English Lutheran Church. Travis earned his MDiv. at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2016, and completed his Lutheran studies at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. He is serving as Vicar of FELC on a half-time basis over two years. Travis is married to Katy Fitzgold, an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. He also founded and runs the small business Zen Learning Project, whose mission is to practice mindfulness through creative arts, such as music, tennis, and dance.

Former Vicars

2014 – 2016  No vicars

2013     47     Kwame Pitts

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2012     46     Alex LaChapelle

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2011     45     Peder Hinderlie

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2010     44     Carolyn Albert

 

 

 

 

2009     43     Rick Fry

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2008     42     Rich Gates

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2007     Interim period – no vicar

2006     41     Jordan Miller

2005     40     Laila Olson Barr

2004     39     Mary Seroczynski

2003     38     Amy Becker

2002     37     Trish Madden

2001     36     Kristen Koch

2000     35     Elaine Watsky

1999     34     Jason Wahlstrom

1998     33     Scott Chinberg

1997     32     Craig Sagebiel

1996     31     Elisa Brandt

1995     30     Joan Swander

1994     29     Steve Springer

1993     28     Greg Bouvier

1992     27     Chris Jones

1991     26     Michael Coffey

1990     25     Phil Witkop

1989     24     Marsha Houtman

1988     23     John Conrad

1987     22     Mike Mackey

1986     21     Jim Oschwald

1985     20     Melinda Wagner

1984     Interim period – no vicar

1983     19     Robert Wertz

1982     18     Beth-Marie Halverson

1981     17     Bobbie Blackburn

1980     16     Daniel Carlson

1979     15     David Olson

1978     14     Alan Wicks

1977     13     Kathy Wicks

1976     12     Robert Graff

1975     11     Wayne Harrison

1974     10     Robert Neubauer

1973      9     David Swenson

1972      8     Ralph Lien

1971      7     Craig Johnson

1970      6     Stephen Youngdahl

1969      5     Lee Dyer

1968      4     Paul Hansen

1961-67      no vicars

1960      3     Kenneth Schroeder

1959      2     Terrance Michael

1958      1     Arlyn Hausmann