Jeff J. Kloha

Dr. Jeff Kloha is provost of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.

He also serves as a professor of exegetical theology and has been a faculty member at Concordia Seminary since 1999.

His areas of interest and expertise include the formation of the New Testament, Pauline Letters, ancient Gnosticism and early Christianity, and 1 Corinthians.

Kloha received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England (2006). He earned a Master of Sacred Theology, Bible/Biblical Studies and Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary (1999, 1992). He completed his bachelor’s degree in English language and literature/letters at Concordia University-Ann Arbor (1988).

He served as associate pastor at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Lakewood, Ohio (1993-99).

His areas of research include the formation of the New Testament, specifically its text and canonical development within the context of early church history. He has published several articles on the text of the Pauline Letters, ancient Gnosticism and early Christianity, and Pauline theology in Novum Testamentum, Concordia Theological Quarterly, and Concordia Journal and a chapter in book on New Testament textual criticism. He is currently completing a book on the text of 1 Corinthians, and, in conjunction with researchers at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, editing the Vetus Latina volumes of the Pauline Hauptbriefe.

Outside of the academic setting, Kloha regularly speaks at pastors conferences and in congregational settings. He coaches the Concordia Seminary Division II Collegiate cycling team and is race director for Ghisallo Racing, a St. Louis-based competitive cycling team, for whom he races in Category 3/Masters events locally and in the Midwest.

He lives in St. Louis with his wife, Susan. They have two grown daughters.


  • Provost
  • Professor of Exegetical Theology


  • Ph.D., University of Leeds, U.K.
  • M.Div, S.T.M., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.
  • B.A., Concordia College, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Contact Information:

Concordia Seminary
801 Seminary Place
St. Louis, MO 63105

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