Rev. Dr. Ramona Bouzard
Pastor Ramona Bouzard

The Herbert and Cora Moehlmann Chaplaincy Endowed Chair

Established in 1990 through the generosity of Chaplain F. Herbert and Cora Moehlmann and Lutheran Brotherhood

Rev. Dr. Ramona Bouzard was installed as the Herbert and Cora Moehlmann Chaplaincy Chair in 2009 after being called by the college to serve as Dean of the Chapel. From 1994 to 2009, she was director of church relations and associate in campus ministry at Wartburg, assisting the college in building partnerships with synods and congregations and helping interpret and voice Wartburg's mission as a college of the church.

Bouzard's comprehensive service to the college includes outreach to the college community through preaching, worship leadership, and campus ministry programming. She serves as the administrator for the Educational Partners in Covenant matching grant program and the Graven Award, and she provides active support for Wartburg's mentoring and service programming.

Bouzard received her bachelor's degree in history from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn.

Chaplain F. Herbert Moehlmann '15 graduated from Wartburg Seminary in 1918 and was the first pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Waterloo. He entered the Army chaplaincy in 1930 and was stationed in Hawaii at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack. He attained the rank of Colonel while supervising as many as 242 chaplains in the European Theater during World War II. When ill health forced his retirement in 1946, he became a visitation pastor in Winter Park, Fla., working until the age of 87. He established the Moehlmann Memorial Fund in memory of his wife, Cora.