Rev. fredRick Schultz - Visitation Pastor
Pastor Frederick W. Schultz was born in Tampa, Florida. He spent early years in Dunedin, Florida, during which time his pastor, Rev. Oswald C.J. Hoffmann, the father of "The Lutheran Hour" speaker, Dr. Oswald Hoffmann, encouraged him to consider church work. After attending preparatory school at St. Paul's High School and Jr. College in Concordia, Missouri, Pastor Schultz finished Sr. College at Concordia Teacher's College in Seward, Nebraska, graduating with a B.S.Ed. (Bachelor of Science degree in Education). He taught elementary parochial schools in Howard Lake, Minnesota and Stuttgart, Arkansas, where he became school administrator. He earned his M.Ed. degree (Master's in Educational Administration) in 1980, and finished his teaching career in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. That same year he enrolled in Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to study for the holy ministry. He graduated in 1984, with an M.Div. degree (Master of Divinity). He was ordained by his father, Rev. Wm. F. Schultz, on August 26, 1984, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wartburg, Tennessee. Having learned Spanish at the seminary, Pastor Schultz entered the Hispanic Ministry and has served parishes in Tampa, Florida, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Sr. Pastor of a tri-cultural, tri-lingual (English, Spanish, Korean) parish, also in Dallas, Texas, and in Perrine, Florida, and lastly as Sr. Pastor of Trinity in Holly Hill. Pastor Schultz married Delfina Ruiz of Miami, Florida in 1984. She contracted Parkinson's disease (multiple system atrophy) in 2002, & died in 2011. Pastor Schultz retired from full-time ministry in 2009 to care for his wife.