Diane & Pastor Lee Wigert
Let me introduce myself as your new pastor. My name is Lee R. Wigert. My wife is Diane.
Our oldest son Ben and his wife Christine live in Omaha. They had their first baby May 23. His name is Dylan Samuel Wigert. Ben works at Gallup and is in charge of Research development. Christine worksat SCORR Marketing where she has served as Office Manager. Our son Nate is a Paramedic. He will start nursing school in September at Metro Community College. Nate will live with us. I retired from Hastings College in May. I taught at Hastings College for 30 years as a Professor of Psychology. During that time I served many
churches on a part-time basis. Diane took early retirement in May 2018 from the Adams Central School District, which is just west of Hastings. My training and degrees include a B. A. in Psychology from Hastings College; an M. A. in Psychology from UNO; a M. Div. in Psychiatry and Religion, Union Theological Seminary, New York City a Doctor of Ministry from Drew University School of Theology, Madison, New Jersey; and a PhD in Personality and Social Psychology from UNL. I am a Certified and Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner. Before teaching at Hastings College, I served the following parishes and churches: Clay Center Emmanuel, Saronville and Sutton Salem UMC’s (1979-1982); Faith UMC in Lincoln (1982-1988); and Norfolk First and Westridge UMC’s (1988-1989). During my years of teaching at Hastings College, I served the following churches on a parttime basis: Huntley UMC; Westminster Presbyterian
Church, Campbell; New York Avenue Congregational United Church of Christ; Grace UMC, Hastings; and the West Adams County Parish: Holstein Grace, Juniata, and Kenesaw UMC’s. My approach to ministry is one of servant leadership. I will serve as your pastor equipping you to participate in the ministry of all believers. I, along with you, will serve the church, the community of Plattsmouth, and all the people God sends our way. Together we will make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, focusing on expanding the Kingdom of God on earth, particularly in our mission field.
I am a very ecumenical pastor, reaching out to all of God’s people. I invite you to join me in
ministry. You have much to teach me about your church, the community, and the needs of God’s people. Together we will work to meet those needs, doing so in the name of Jesus Christ under the power of the Holy Spirit.
I come to you as God’s servant in the name of Christ.
Grace and Peace,
Lee R. Wigert