Peter Nafzger

Dr. Peter Nafzger is assistant professor of practical theology.

He has served as a guest instructor for Concordia Seminary through the Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) program, teaching Creedal Themes, Lutheran Confessions, Lutheran Distinctions and the Master Narrative through the Seminary’s state-of-the-art interactive learning community online. He also worked as an adjunct professor at Concordia University, St. Paul, Minn., from 2010-11.

Previously, he served as the sole pastor of New Life Church—Lutheran in Hugo, Minn. (2007-16). He has filled several administrative roles in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Minnesota South District, namely at district conventions and as part of its continuing education committee.

He also has been deeply involved in the LCMS National Youth Gathering as executive team member (2010, 2013, 2016) and Bible study director (2007, 2010, 2013, 2016).

He is the author of These Are Written: Toward a Cruciform Theology of Scripture (Wipf and Stock/Pickwick Publications, 2013) and The Bright Star of Bethlehem Advent Bible Study (Creative Communications, 2013). He has also authored Bible studies for the LCMS Office of the President and LCMS Youth Ministry.

Nafzger holds a Master of Divinity and Ph.D. from Concordia Seminary (2004, 2009). He also participated in an international study program at Lutherische Theologische Hochschule in Oberusel, Germany (2001-02).

Nafzger and his wife, Katie, have four children.


  • Assistant Professor of Practical Theology


  • B.A., Concordia University, Seward, Neb.
  • M.Div., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
  • Ph.D., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Contact Information:

Concordia Seminary
801 Seminary Place
St. Louis, MO 63105

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