Lutheran Church of Reconciliation is celebrating 25 years of service to the community in 2011, having been organized on February 9, 1986 when 169 persons became charter members. Today we have approximately 400members, including children.
In 1984, the Rev. Frank Perry was called to start a new ELCA congregation in the fast growing northeast corridor of Wilmington. His first task was to knock on every door in the Ogden, Bayshore, Porters Neck and Hampstead communities to determine who might be interested in this new venture. The response was excellent, and the first worship services were held in Ogden Elementary School. The congregation soon purchased property at its present location and built the sanctuary and adjoining offices.
In 1998, the educational wing of the facility was constructed and in 2009 a new Ministry Center was dedicated.
During these 25 years, Reconciliation has only had four pastors: Pastor Frank Perry (1986-1990), Pastor Larry Meyers (1990-2003), Pastor Dan Warnes (2003-2009) and Pastor Bill Milholland (2010 – present).
Reconciliation has been in constant growth since its beginning. We are shaping a vision that will continue to provide meaningful ministry to members of the congregation and the wider community and the world. We are grateful for the courage and foresight of those individuals who met the challenge of forming this church.