Neil Hankwitz has worked at Kingdom Workers for 23 years. He began in the Communications services area of Kingdom Workers and now serves as a volunteer coordinator on the Volunteer Management Team. Neil is currently studying to become certified as a volunteer administrator.
“It is amazing to see how Kingdom Workers has transformed from an agency that mainly provided funding for WELS and ELS mission projects to a destination where men and women of all ages from throughout the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference (CELC…of which WELS is a member) have opportunity to become actively involved is sharing God’s Word throughout the world,” says Neil. “We have truly undergone a transformation over the last four years, and we look forward to what the Lord has in store for us in the years to come.”
Neil has volunteered to do evangelism outreach in New York City and St. Lucia. He is also the director of two church choirs, secretary on the board of Salty Earth Pictures, and has served as a youth group leader.
Neil, and his wife, Tracy, live in Burlington, WI, and have four children: Ryan (23), Christiana (21), Jameson (20), and Sawyer (16). The family grew a bit larger when Ryan married Rachel in April, 2015. Neil and Tracy have also hosted international high school students for the past five years, two from South Korea and one from China.
It’s rare to find me without…my reading glasses
To get to know me you’d have to…want to get to know me
When I was five years old I wanted to be…a teacher
Another Ministry/NPO I love is…Salty Earth Pictures
When I’m not “Working Together to Share the Gospel”, I’m…directing a choir
The book on my nightstand is…Volunteer Administration Professional Practice
My favorite potluck food is…Pillsbury crescent roll cream cheese dessert
The moment I knew I wanted to work for Kingdom Workers was…when I heard the position was going to be available