The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Spain (IELE) is seeing growth in the number of men serving as pastors. Two new pastors were installed in Spain Sunday, October 13th. Felipe Lobo from Spain was ordained during the service, joining the newly ordained Missionary Pastor Isaac Machado as the fifth and sixth Lutheran pastors in the country. Of the six pastors now serving, three are Spanish worker priests, serving as pastors in addition to their other full-time vocations. Two are American LCMS missionaries and one is Venezuelan Pastor Machado, a 2019 graduate of Concordia Seminary the Reformer in the Dominican Republic.
In addition to the ordination and installation of the new pastors, a young lady from Valencia, Spain was confirmed during the service, which was attended by some 100 guests.