Bruce G. Schuchard

Dr. Bruce Schuchard was born in Corona, Calif., and raised in California, the state of Washington, Pennsylvania, and the city of Naperville, Ill., in suburban Chicago, where he attended Jefferson Junior High School, Naperville North High School (as a freshman), and Naperville Central High School (as a sophomore, junior, and senior). In the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, he completed a Bachelors of Science in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science.

At Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind., he completed the Masters of Divinity and Masters of Sacred Theology degrees under the supervision of Dr. James Voelz. At Union Seminary in Richmond, Va., he completed the Ph.D. in New Testament Studies. His dissertation supervisor was Dr. Matthias Rissi, who himself completed his own doctorate under the supervision of renowned scholar Dr. Oscar Cullmann. Also on Dr. Schuchard’s dissertation committee was renowned scholar Dr. Jack Dean Kingsbury. While at Union Seminary, he had the opportunity to spend a year at the University of Bern in Bern, Switzerland, as an exchange student, where he experienced the instruction of Dr. Victor Hasler and Dr. Ulrich Luz. His doctoral dissertation, entitled “Scripture within Scripture: The Interrelationship of Form and Function in the Explicit Citations of the Old Testament in the Gospel of John” saw publication in the prestigious Society of Biblical Literature Dissertation Series. Since completing his dissertation, Dr. Schuchard has published numerous book reviews and several short essays. His essay “The Wedding Feast at Cana and the Christological Monomania of St. John” appeared in the festschrift for Professor Dr. David Scaer of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind. Bruce is currently putting the final touches on his The Epistles of John commentary for Concordia Publishing House’s Concordia Commentary series.

For seven years Dr. Schuchard served as pastor of St. James Lutheran Church in Victor, Iowa. In the summer of 1997, he became assistant professor of exegetical theology at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo. In the summer of 2002, he became the dean of the Graduate School. In 2003, he became associate professor of exegetical theology. And in 2006, he became dean of Advanced Studies. In those years, he has himself supervised two doctoral candidates to the completion of their work. The dissertation of the second of these, Dr. Jeffrey Brickle, entitled “Aural Design and Coherence in the Prologue of First John” is itself slated for publication with the important publisher T. & T. Clark. A third doctoral candidate is currently in the dissertation phase of his work under Dr. Schuchard’s supervision.

His research interests include the Use of the OT in the NT, the Gospel of John, the Epistles of John, and the Apocalypse of John. Dr. Schuchard has spoken at pastors’ conferences and at congregational settings in the U.S. and abroad. He enjoys very much the work of Concordia Seminary’s graduate division and its international commitment. He has served on various committees and boards. He enjoys sports, music, and his children’s pursuits. He lives on the campus of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife, Sheryl and their two children, Will and Lydia.


  • Associate Professor of Exegetical Theology
  • Dean of Advanced Studies


  • B.S., The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • M.Div, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
  • S.T.M., Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
  • Ph.D., Union Seminary, Richmond, Va.

Contact Information:

Concordia Seminary
801 Seminary Pl.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Office phone: 314-505-7103


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