On January 5th, 2022, the Western Iowa Synod welcomed a new Communications Intern, Eric Haitz.
This is a second career for Eric. In his prior career, he held positions as a musical instrument repair technician at Midbell Music in Sioux City, IA, he then taught Band Instrument Repair at Western Iowa Tech Community College for a year and was offered the position of head technician for Omaha Public Schools in Omaha, NE. Eric is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Diaconal Ministry Degree at Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, IA and is in candidacy for Word and Service in the synod. Eric comes to us after a year working in the office of admissions and student services at Wartburg Seminary as an admissions associate.
Eric was born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa. He and his wife Rhonda were married in 2003 and have two children, Ella (15) and Tucker (13). He and his family moved to Council Bluffs, IA in 2009, where they became members of Saint John Lutheran Church. Eric has a heart for serving the people, a passion for building community, and a love of conversation whether it be an elevator ride or a life story. “Conversation is how we learn from and connect with each other, but also how we learn from and connect with God.”