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Concordia Seminary Welcomes Three New Faculty Members

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, announces that Rev. David Lewis, Dr. David Maxwell and Dr. Leopoldo Sanchez have accepted calls to serve on the Seminary faculty. They began their new responsibilities on July 1.

Lewis will serve as assistant professor of exegetical theology. He has served as pastor of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Crescent City, Calif., since 1998 and was a guest instructor at both Concordia Seminary and Concordia University, River Forest, Ill. He received the bachelor of arts degree from California State University, Fullerton, Calif., in 1988 and the master of divinity degree (1994) and master of sacred theology degree (1998) from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He currently is working toward completion of the Ph.D. degree at Concordia Seminary.

Maxwell will serve as assistant professor of systematic theology. He has served as assistant pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Elkhart, Ind., since 2003. He was a visiting professor and instructor at the University of Notre Dame; Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He received the B.A. from the University of Texas in 1991, the M.Div. (1995) and S.T.M. (1997) from Concordia Seminary, the M.A. from Washington University in 1995 and the Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 2003.

Sanchez also will serve as assistant professor of systematic theology. For the past year, he has been a deployed pastoral staff member of the Hispanic Institute of Theology and previously has served as guest instructor at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He received the bachelor of arts degree from Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, Wis., in 1995, the master of divinity from Concordia Theology Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1999 and the Ph.D. degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in 2003.

“We rejoice that God has called to our faculty pastors with quality theological expertise in biblical, systematic and, of course, pastoral theology,” commented Dr. Andrew Bartelt, vice president for academic affairs at Concordia Seminary. “With our large increase in enrollment, these new colleagues are crucial to maintaining excellence in our academic and pastoral programs.”

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