About Us

Mission Statement

 Concordia Seminary serves church and world
by providing theological education and leadership
centered in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ
for the formation of pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars, and leaders
in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.



Campus History

Concordia Seminary was founded in 1839 in Perry County, Missouri, by a group of emigrants from Germany. In 1849 the preparatory division and the school of theology of the young institution were moved to St. Louis and relocated on a site at South Jefferson Avenue and Winnebago Street. The preparatory division was moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1861. In 1926 the campus was moved to its present 72-acre site in suburban Clayton. Since its inception, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, has provided more than 12,000 professional workers in the church.

Accreditation Information

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Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved: MDiv, MA in Deaconess Studies, MA (Religion), DMin, STM, PhD. Approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program.

The Commission contact information is:
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
USA
Telephone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510
Website: www.ats.edu

Concordia Seminary is an accredited member of The Higher Learning Commission, participating in the Academic Quality Improvement Program Pathway.
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
800.621.7440

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Concordia Seminary participates in NC-SARA, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

Board of Regents

Walter Dissen

Walter C. Dissen
Board position: Secretary
Profession: Retired
Home: Chesapeake, VA
Current term: 2013-19

Dr. Paul P. Edmon

Dr. Paul P. Edmon
Profession: Computing Associate
Home: Medford, MA
Current term: 2016-22

Dr. R. Lee Hagan

Dr. R. Lee Hagan
Board position: Advisory Member
Profession: President, LCMS Missouri District
Home: St. Charles, MO
Current term: 2015-18

Paul R. Hegland

Paul R. Hegland
Profession: Higher education administration
Home: Kenosha, WI
Current term: 2016-22

Dr. Herbert W. Israel

Dr. Herbert W. Israel
Profession: Retired
Home: Ithaca, NY
Current term: 2013-19

Rev. Shawn L. Kumm

Rev. Shawn L. Kumm
Board position: Chairman
Profession: Pastor, Christ the King Lutheran Church
Home: Cody, WY
Current term: 2013-19

Dr. Dale A. Meyer

Dr. Dale A. Meyer
Profession: President, Concordia Seminary
Home: St. Louis, MO
Current term: 2005-

Rev. Max Mons

Rev. Max Mons
Profession: Pastor, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Home: Iowa City, IA
Current term: 2016-22

Bruce J. Paradis

Bruce J. Paradis
Profession: Retired
Home: Eden Prairie, MN
Current term: 2013-19

Rev. Todd Peperkorn

Rev. Todd Peperkorn
Board position: Vice Chairman
Profession: Pastor, Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Home: Rocklin, CA
Current term: 2015-19

Dr. Daniel Preus

Dr. Daniel Preus
Profession: Pastor, LCMS Fifth Vice President
Home: St. Louis, MO
Current term: 2010-19

Dr. Harold L. Senkbeil

Dr. Harold L. Senkbeil
Profession: Executive Director, Doxology
Home: Waukesha, WI
Current term: 2016-22

Dr. Leroy Wilke

Dr. Leroy Wilke
Profession: Retired
Home: Woodbury, MN
Current term: 2013-19

Dr. John Wille

Dr. John Wille
Profession: President, LCMS South Wisconsin District
Home: Milwaukee, WI
Current term: 2015-21