Rev. Wynemah Hinlicky - Pastor
Wynemah Kay Hinlicky was born in Wappenamunda, New Guinea on November 24, 1959. Her parents served as Lutheran missionaries for eleven years while living among the Enga, a stone age cultured people.
A graduate of Valparaiso University in Indiana, Wynemah entered the Lutheran School of Theology in the fall of 1985. In addition to earning her Masters of Divinity, she met her husband, the Rev. William S. Wiecher. They were married on September 4, 1988 following her internship at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in the inner city of Detroit, MI.
Pastor Hinlicky’s first call was to serve as an Assistant Pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Poughkeepsie, NY. She completed her service there after three years at which time she gave birth to her first child, Joseph William. After eight months, she was appointed to serve as Interim Pastor of Christ’s Lutheran Church in Woodstock, New York. This appointment evolved into a called part-time position from 1994 to 1998. During this time, she gave birth to her daughter, Mikaela Kay and son, Liam Scott. Pastor Hinlicky then took a three-year leave from call to stay at home with her young family.
In September 2001, Pastor Hinlicky resumed her office as pastor serving, once again, as an Interim Pastor at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Kingston, NY. This two-year interim ministry evolved, once again, into a called position. Pastor Hinlicky agreed to a three-year term on a full-time basis and, then, accepted a non-terminus call in 2006.
As part of her pastoral responsibilities, Pastor Hinlicky has served on the Worship Committee of the Metropolitan New York Synod; been actively involved with the Kingston Area Council of Churches; been instrumental in nurturing a collaborative ministry with two other neighboring ELCA Lutheran congregations. She strongly believes the ministry is the shared work of all God’s people and seeks to help the baptized people of God identify their individual gifts for service in Christ’s name.
On a personal note, Pastor Hinlicky enjoys singing and, most recently, sang with a regional choir called Ars Choralis. Her involvement with the group afforded her the opportunity to record two CDs. She is passionate about the liturgy of the church, matters of spiritual nurture and faith development.
Pastor Hinlicky was called to College Lutheran Church in August 2008.
You can contact Pastor Hinlicky via phone or through email link on the left.