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Joel Gaertner

Rev. Joel Gaertner is The Lutheran Home Association Vice President of Ministry and National Director of Jesus Cares Ministries (JCM). He provides spiritual guidance to our entire organization and develops and guides JCM programs in congregations. Pastor Gaertner and his wife, LuAnn, live in Cudahy, Wis., and have two adult children. Outside work, he enjoys golf, walking and watching just about any sporting event, especially the Green Bay Packers.

Recent Posts

Be strong (in the Lord)!

Posted on Mon, Sep 09, 2019

Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” (Ephesians 6:10)

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Listen!

Posted on Tue, Sep 03, 2019

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Revelation 3:6) 

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Bloom where you are planted!

Posted on Mon, Aug 26, 2019

A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil.” (Ecclesiastes 2:24) 

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Pray hard!

Posted on Mon, Aug 19, 2019

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16b)

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A favorable relationship with God

Posted on Mon, Aug 12, 2019

If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, do not pass your servant by.” (Genesis 18:3)

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Seek strength from God

Posted on Mon, Aug 05, 2019

Being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience.” (Colossians 1:11) 

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How are you doing?

Posted on Mon, Jul 29, 2019

Your heart will rejoice and you will flourish like grass.” (Isaiah 66:14b)

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What’s your boast?

Posted on Mon, Jul 22, 2019

If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.” (2 Corinthians 11:3)

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Fully and completely forgiven!

Posted on Mon, Jul 08, 2019

But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:11b)

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God has come to help his people!

Posted on Mon, Jul 01, 2019

God has come to help his people.” (Luke 7:16c)

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