Maggie Garberg Falenschek

Herbert and Cora Moehlmann Chaplaincy Endowed Chair

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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. Maggie Garberg Falenschek oversees spiritual life and campus ministry, building bridges of care and compassion across campus. In her role as chaplain, she enjoys meeting one-on-one with students and staff from a diversity of backgrounds and identities. As someone who lives with mental illnesses and trichotillomania, Chaplain Maggie is passionate about the intersection of spiritual wellness and mental health. Her professional interests are exploring and teaching embodied spiritual practices, multi-faith and ecumenical initiatives, community organizing, and student care.

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.