Former Director of Campus Ministry Deaconess Kim Bueltmann has been called to her next ministry in Germany as a career missionary.
While serving as a missionary in Germany Bueltmann will be coordinating outreach among refugees. She will be based out of Leipzig, Germany helping the congregation of a partner church there. Bueltmann will also be overseeing missionary groups from the organization Globally Engaged in Outreach (GEO) who will be serving there for two years at a time.
Bueltmann, who speaks German and English, is also learning Farsi, one of the languages used in Iran and Afghanistan. She will be using it to teach refugees from those countries who arrive in Germany the German language, the Christian faith and the Bible said Bueltmann.
“At CUW, I was working with students who left home to study, and in Germany I will work with refugees who had to flee their homes and are starting over from scratch in a new land,” said Bueltmann.
As Director of Campus Ministry, Bueltmann seeked to empower students to take part in the various ministries around campus. Now that she will be in Germany, Bueltmann will be working mostly with new Christians and non-Christians, whereas at CUW most of the student leaders were strong Christians already.
Bueltmann was called to CUW as a deaconess after Pastor Steve Smith and a CUW student convinced her to apply for the position. While serving at CUW.
Bueltmann helped coordinate mission trips for students and other trips to conferences for students to attend. She also oversaw The Haven and helped make it one of the largest student-led ministries.
Bueltmann was also closely connected with CHAT, a ministry that connects international students with american students to create relationships. Working with CHAT, Bueltmann was able to gain a lot of experience interacting with people of other cultures and religious backgrounds. Bueltmann also led missions classes with Dr. Thomas Feiertag to the country of Peru where the class would shadow missionaries in the field said Bueltmann.
Those experiences helped her learn more about missions and gained experience that will help with her new mission in Germany.
“I pray that students and others were able to see Christ in me, and that through my ministry at CUW they were drawn closer to Him,” said Bueltmann.