New Start: Marquette serves as the hub of the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) of Michigan, and 52% of the people in and around Marquette do not have a home church or attend a church. It is also home to 7,000 students at Northern Michigan University, a ripe opportunity for a Campus Ministry program. There is currently a group of WELS members residing in town, and many students remain in the area after graduation.
- Rev. Joseph Lindloff has accepted the call to serve as church planter in Marquette and was installed on October 8, 2023 (View photos from his installation).
- Marquette has a population of about 21,000, and is the seat of a county with 66,000 people.
- Many graduates from Northern Michigan University Marquette choose to live in, come back to, raise a family, and embrace Marquette.
- Read more about the exploratory work in Marquette in these Missions Blogs:
Rev. Joseph Lindloff, Home Missionary