About Us

Encouraging & Equipping Congregations

Everyone Outreach is a program designed by WELS' Commission on Evangelism. The commission exists to encourage and equip congregations and individual Christians to proclaim the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Program Developers


Eric Roecker

Pastor Eric Roecker began his ministry at Resurrection Lutheran Church in 1998 with a passion for reaching the unchurched in the community of Virginia Beach, VA. The Lord blessed Resurrection’s ministry and in 2007 the congregation moved to a larger facility in nearby Chesapeake. After fifteen years of service in Virginia, he accepted the Lord’s call to serve Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls, WI. In 2018, he began serving as WELS' Director for the Commission on Evangelism.

He brings a love for the lost and more than twenty years of outreach experience to the Everyone Outreach workshop. He lives in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin with his wife, Mary, and two children, Rees and Riley.


Kurt Nitz

For more than 25 years, Kurt has been leading culture transformations that enable organizations to achieve previously unattainable results. He currently works as a consultant focused on organizational culture shaping and has facilitated culture workshops worldwide, including in the US, Italy, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Malaysia.

He has also experienced a spectrum of congregational cultures, having been a member of churches in over half of WELS' districts as well as under the pastoral care of WELS' Chaplain in Europe.

Kurt currently serves on the WELS Commission on Congregational Counseling. He and his wife Kristin are members of Christ Our Savior Lutheran in Rockford, Michigan.

Workshop Facilitators