The Victimization of Ingrid Schlueter.Read in her own words and what others have to say. Do not trust anyone in the CHRISTIAN BROADCAST BUSINESS!

*Update* Announcement Regarding My  VCY Email

June 7, 2011 in Family | Tags: , ,

My Dear Christian People: For sometime, I’ve been warning the listeners of the VCY AMERICA CROSSTALK PROGRAMMING of the abject evil that emanates from those seated behind the microphones of  the vcy america broadcast network.

 Those who claim to speak God’s truth, must first demonstrate that they can  effectively promote Christian truth and  love within their own household.  Frankly ,this comes as no surprise that the owner and manager of VCY AMERICA BROADCAST NETWORK would be seriously flawed in promoting any type of truth ,from whatever source and from whatever direction.

Vic Elason has a serious problem with the TRUTH and it manifests itself in his dealings with his many employees and members of his own immediate family.

Many of you already know this ,therefore I’m inviting you to read the words of his own daughter ;INGRID SCHLUETER as written in her own words and appearing on her blog.

What is of particular interest are the reactions of those who have listened to the VCY produced Crosstalk program and did not have a clue as to the evil and demonic nature of INGRID’S FATHER.    If you have the time read it for yourself ,and keep in mind that this is nothing more than the tip of the ice-berg.

I have just gotten off the phone with one of the members of the VCY Board this evening, and Tom and I have been assured that despite appearances, our emails authoritatively have been deleted. I want to state in the strongest possible terms that had our initial request for deletion been respected weeks ago instead of being ignored, none of this would have happened. When we first discovered that our old emails were active, we were told (May 20) that the email forwarding had been changed. It had not been changed and the forwarding of my mail continued for over a week until we discovered it. This is what created our concern today that our emails may still not have been deleted. We have had zero communication on these issues from anyone except the board member who has graciously worked to help us. We are deeply grateful to him for communicating directly with us in a clear-cut and Christian manner. That’s all we have ever wanted. Tom and I only went public when we had to alert those using my old address that their personal emails were being accessed by someone other than me. We had no other recourse, and we stand by that decision. We trust that this is the end of this issue.*

My sincere apologies for having to raise this issue in a public forum, let alone a forum that I have tried to keep a place of encouragement.

For several years, my primary email has been I had it posted for four years on my About page as a way to get in touch with me here at my personal Hope Blog. If you still have that email address, as many of you do, please stop using it immediately.

I am no longer with VCY America as of Monday, May 16, and our son, email administrator at the time, deleted my account prior to my resignation. I learned last week that after my resignation letter was received, my email account there was resurrected and the incoming emails directed into Vic Eliason’s email in box. In that my account was used, as Vic’s is, for both personal and ministry mail, many are unaware that their emails are going to VCY America and not me. As of this morning, fully a week after my initial demand that the account be deleted, mails are still going through and are not bouncing back, showing that the account is still active.

This is a gross violation of my privacy and that of anyone else who uses that address in good faith. At no time was I as an employee informed that upon my departure, my account would be started up again for purposes of reading my incoming mail. The excuse that it was a “corporate account” and appeals to Wisconsin State Statutes are meaningless in the face of simple Christian kindness and family relationships involved here. You can win the legal case and lose everything else that matters in life.

As of this morning, I have asked for an immediate response and have received none from my father or anyone else at the ministry regarding this shameful situation. I am only going public because friends of mine are finding their emails going into a black hole. Because they are not bouncing back from a deleted account, they believe I have received the emails and have ignored them. In reality, they are going into Vic’s email. Additionally, they are seen by the Administrator. That is a violation not only of my privacy but that of my friends and colleagues who send email to that address. For a Christian organization, this is inexcusable.

In that private attempts to address this have failed, I am publicly calling on my father, Vic Eliason, to permanently delete both and and to show respect for his daughter and son-in-law who have a combined 45 years of service and over $26,000 dollars worth of donations given to the ministry just in the last few years. If basic love and respect can’t compel you to delete these accounts, what will?



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Ingrid, your FATHER? Your father is behind this? I didn’t know know that he was your father. This is terrible. I am SO sorry. I didn’t even know you had resigned from VCY until you mentioned this today on FB. This treatment from any professing believer is bad enough, but it coming from one’s own parent is unconscionable. Praying this situation gets resolved VERY soon.
please tell me is going on—-is no one honest anymore. I can’t trust a station like VCY how can we trust.

May 27, 2011 at 21:57

Ingrid Schlueter

Darlene, when sin is dismissed as “just family issues”, this is what happens. Please see my post, Choose Your Legacy. These matters have been repeatedly addressed in private over many years to no avail. Matthew 18 has been followed to no avail. I am sorry this had to go public, but this email issue affects more than me, it affects anyone who emails me at that long-time address. If you send something to that address, you have a reasonable expectation that I am the recipient, not the Executive Director or anyone else at the ministry. Again, I am sorry this had to go public. I would add that the moment I am assured in writing that our emails have been deleted, I will update this post. Until then, I will assume that VCY is maintaining the status quo.
Thank you for responding so quickly. Please keep us informed as to what is going
on. I will miss you. I never missed going to your blog. Always so glad to read what you wrote and listen and watch the video’s. May the Lord bless and heal the family.

May 27, 2011 at 23:05

Ingrid Schlueter

I’ll still be here at the Hope Blog, and hope to getting back to posting positive things next week.

May 28, 2011 at 00:00

Lisa Turner

Ing – of course, you know Russ and I continue to stand with you and Tom and are praying with you about a situation that has needed addressing for so long. Thank you for having the courage to be the voice of truth in our family, even at great cost. I love you, Sis.

May 28, 2011 at 00:05

Ingrid Schlueter

Lisa, I remember this from the 80′s so long ago. I think you’re the one who introduced me to it. Thank you.

May 28, 2011 at 00:15

Lisa Turner

…one of my favorite songs. In this darkness, remember – joy DOES come in the morning. When HE brings the light, it will be easier to see he WAS in it after all. Watch and see.

May 28, 2011 at 00:28

Jean Selden

Ingrid,So sorry that family is involved in this. I am familiar with similary situations.It so reminds me of the warnings that Christ gave his disciples in Matthew 10:16-23:“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the Gentiles. When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.None of us should be surprised by what we are seeing coming out of ‘Christians.’ Persecution is greatest from the religious. Stand strong. He is your strength and joy.In Him,

Oh Ingrid…it hurts so much when this kind of thing comes from a close family member…and no matter if it is father or brother or husband or child…sin MUST be confronted in order to have the sinner restored. I pray that your father is restored through repentance for this, and surrender to Christ in all things…especially things that betray one’s own flesh. May God do whatever it takes to break him and bring him to repentance and restoration through Jesus Christ, and into a godly relationship with you, his very own flesh. And should he rebel…may he feel the full anger of the Lord upon him until he cracks.I love you sis, and I am sad for you…and for him….it is an awful thing to do and have done. ❤
So sorry to hear about all that you’re going through right now. I will continue to pray, let me know if there’s any other way I can help.
Carla R. I don’t know if you claim to be a Christian or not, but by the looks of the defamatory and semi-pornographic link you provided it appears you have no love for the Savior. Ingrid I assume when you log in next time you can take care or this. Be strong in the Lord sister.
((((Ingrid)))) I’m so sorry this is happening! It’s difficult enough on its own, but when family is involved, it is all the more heartbreaking. Satan knows that his time is short. Right now, we’re going through a situation in our church which has become frightening. We’re praying that God will give us wisdom and discernment. Praise God that NOTHING happens that doesn’t pass before His throne! I pray that God will bring healing and blessing out of this sad situation.

May 28, 2011 at 01:49

Ingrid Schlueter

Steve, thank you for alerting me. Truly amazing.

May 28, 2011 at 03:14

Ingrid Schlueter

I have just checked my VCYAmerica email tonight and Tom’s as well, and the accounts are still active. By contrast, our son Jon’s has been deleted. This kind of hubris is difficult to understand.
Ingrid – I have no idea what is going on with VCY, but I’ve enjoyed reading your Hope blog for the last few years and sometimes listen to VCY over the internet. I am now confused – is VCY not operating ethically? I feel strange listening to Crosstalk now, wondering what on earth is going on between family members. I understand you have no obligation to explain the problem to virtual strangers, but it is somewhat upsetting to those of us who found Crosstalk interesting and informative.

May 28, 2011 at 03:31

Ingrid Schlueter

Lisa, I can sum it up this way. Tom and I were forced to resign due to the toxic, malicious and sinful conduct of my father, Vic Eliason. We had done nothing wrong and had served the ministry faithfully for over two decades, in my case, my entire life was spent there. Due to years of family issues which Vic refused to deal with, he chose to bring it into the work setting, causing us to have to leave. Worse still, he involved our 24-year-old son who was exposed to a degrading scene in which his mother was slandered in front of Jim Schneider, the program director, who refused to leave the room, even though things had gone beyond personal. The shouting was heard by other employees. Charles was suspended because he dared speak up and defend me to his grandfather and point out what he had witnessed for weeks on end.At that point, Tom and I knew that the time had come to resign and walk away from our livelihood, our health insurance and our reputations which are under attack. We had appealed to two board members, and 5 members of the family testified to the serious relational issues in our family. We were discarded, allowed to resign and Dad has been continuing on as though nothing has happened. In that VCY America was built by the family in our various capacities, we are devastated beyond belief to be treated in this manner, not only by Dad, but by other staffers who apparently did not love us or care about us as we thought they had. That is the summary of what happened.We long for reconciliation and repentance, but have been treated as enemies. Dad has become a stranger to his own grandchildren, and this tragedy is what happens when organizations put the Cause ahead of people. Reaching strangers is not more important than your own family. Emmy is only a baby once. She doesn’t even know her grandfather and hasn’t seen him in months. (How could you not love a sweet granddaughter?) Vic has ten grandchildren, all of them doing exciting and wonderful things. Why run camps for strangers’ children when your own family is in disarray? This whole thing is beyond sad and cautionary for anyone observing.None of this would have ever become public had my Dad simply left my email deleted. His choice over a week’s time to ignore me and my pleas to delete the new account under my name is what has placed this firmly in the public vein. For many years, the Eliason family’s issues could have been public domain, but we were trained to protect the Cause of Christ by remaining silent. After all of these years, this was simply a bridge too far. One straw too many. Where is love here? What happened to it? Where is Jesus in all this? Why should the the Lord be shamed because of stubbornness and malice?
Jesus Christ the Jewish Messiah is Lord of allIngrid,God bless you and yours. I am sorry that you and your family are going through these things that are truly grievous. I am wondering how is your mom doing? In my family, my mom was always the peacemaker. And I know that she truly grieved over our difficult times with each other.It’s not about the money and it’s not about the numbers and it’s not about any sort of apparent worldly success. It’s about the true and the false. I guess, like you were talking about in your “legacy” posting, that sometimes things become clearer when we are near death, or think about things like what if today was it, whether for me or for someone I love. I myself think about what if we were in a concentration camp, and didn’t have all this other stuff going on, and then maybe we would have more clarity about our priorities, particularly in Christ. Or I think about the Bible story about the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19ff). I have a lot of respect for the story of the Cory ten Boom family and how they weathered the persecution of their times, and the “smaller” things, as a Christian family.I also have a lot of regard for your witness in Christ for Christ. Isaiah 40:31 tells us that they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength. The LORD hears our cries and is working “it” out, even when “it” seems to perhaps be getting worse rather than better. Our part is to abide in the True Vine and hold fast to the confession of our faith.For this situation of yours, I thought about the verse in the Bible that talks about clothing the weaker part of the body with greater honor (found in 1 Corinthians 12:22-27). I hope that no root of bitterness springs up and pray that all in these situations that are on your heart are released from unforgiveness. The enemy of our Lord is still bent on our destruction and the Lord God wants us to be okay, individually and in Christ. I have prayed to the Lord and give praise to the Lord for exposing “wolves” and whatever else, and it’s hard sometimes, but when we see some of this ugliness, in others or ourselves, we realize that the Word of God is relevant in a very living and active way, and that only He is the giver of every good and perfect gift. And He allows us to pray for those caught up in these things that are passing all away.

The Lord is still able to heal our families where we are broken. God is good, His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations (Psalm 100:5). People are watching us, the Christians, to see how we handle these sorts of things. And the best we can do for any in our families or other groups is to be faithful to the Lord. I do give the Lord eternal praise for your being here these years for a time such as this, and helping the Good Shepherd minister to your family and to the flock. Also thank-you to Tom and to your other family members. Take care.

Obviously I don’t know the particulars of your “family issues”, but from what you imply – your father’s behavior is not uncommon among “leaders”
Look at the exploitive stories in the media the past few weeks involving men with huge egos who believe they have the right to behave abominably to subordinates or family members. Maybe that certain quality some men possess – an incredibly strong ambition or drive to excel – can also give these men a “god” or superiority complex. Again, I don’t know the specifics of your situation, but the old adage “power corrupts: absolute power corrupts absolutely” may apply.

May 28, 2011 at 04:29

Jean Selden

How hard it is to have to face the facts of your father and to expose them on this blog. In Ephesians Paul instructs us to “Have nothing to do with the evil deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.”I have had the unfortunate experience of having to do the same with some of my family members, only to be rejected by them. It has taken years for me to reconcile their behavior towards me as “Christians” and to fight the bitterness that wants to take root, but over time God’s Word has comforted me.At this time in the history of the Church, I would strongly urge anyone who is not living totally honest as they proclaim themselves as Christians, to do themselves and others a favor and drop to their knees, because God will chasten them and the time is short. And when He does, it is much harder than having to swallow your pride and repent.Ingrid, I know of several people that have been forced to come forward and expose people in ministry after years of being silent. I only know that when people remain silent, deception and sin reign.Eventually, you will feel so free and your understanding of God’s love for you and Tom so rich, that it will be worth it all.God bless you and yours,
Jean Selden


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