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Vicar Sharilyn Wendt is completing the training for her Master’s in Divinity through Luther seminary.  Originally from Wisconsin, Vicar Sharilyn has lived in Indiana for 13 years and now makes her home in Lafayette, IN with her cat (Samwise) and her dog (Winston).  Vicar Sharilyn also holds a Master’s in Social Work from Indiana University and has worked as a mental health social worker in the community mental health system providing therapy and case management for adults with serious mental illness and their families. 


Our Bishop Bill Gafkjen has authorized her as a SAM or Synodically Authorized Minister so that she is able to provide sacrament at Gloria Dei as well as our ministry partners in Attica and Frankfort. 

In her rare spare time, Vicar Sharilyn enjoys knitting (badly), cards (she is the self-proclaimed Euchre champion of the 2018 IK Synod convention) audiobooks, and lovingly collecting old hymnals.  A cradle Lutheran, she shopped around denominations before returning to her roots when she started attending Servants of Christ Lutheran Church in Indianapolis.  Vicar Sharilyn’s formal internship is scheduled for May 1, 2020-April 30, 2021.