Finding a "Nack" for prison ministry

David Nack was inducted as the first administrator of WELS Prison Ministry on Jan. 18 at the synod administration building in Milwaukee.

Nack graduated in 1971 from Dr. Martin Luther College. He emergency taught at Bethel, Bay City, Mich., for one year before teaching at St. John, Fairfax, Minn., for 27 years.

David and his wife, Charlotte, have two sons: Daniel, 27, and John, 25. David and Charlotte live in Franklin, Minn.

Nack was hired to coordinate the WELS Prison Ministry program, begun in 1995, that now consists of over 1,500 volunteers.

Prisoners write to the prison ministry to obtain Bibles, self-study Bible booklets, and Christian pen pals. Volunteers have mailed over 150,000 Bibles and 320,000 Bible study booklets. Over 1,500 prisoners receive mail from Christian pen pals. Several hundred prisoners have been baptized as a result of this ministry.

Nack will work out of New Ulm, Minn. For more information, contact him at 507/354-3130 (phone and fax).