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Concordia Seminary To Begin 167th Academic Year

On Sunday, Sept. 4, at 3:00 p.m., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will begin its 167th academic year with a special worship service in The Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the Seminary campus. The service also will include the installation of the Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer as the 10th president of Concordia Seminary. The public is invited to attend.

Three new faculty members also will be installed at the service: Dr. Gerhard H. Bode, instructor in historical theology; Rev. Thomas J. Egger, assistant professor of exegetical theology; and Dr. Erik H. Herrmann, instructor in historical theology. New professional staff members to be installed at the service include Rev. Anthony A. Cook, director of educational technology, and Rev. Joel P. Fritsche, admissions counselor.

During the preceding week, new students will complete an orientation process and register for course work. The orientation process also provides opportunities for new students and their families to become better acquainted, which includes a “Field Day” consisting of men’s and women’s sports activities, games for children and a community-wide barbeque.

Approximately 120 new students are expected to enroll at Concordia Seminary this fall. “We join the church in giving thanks for these gifted men who desire to serve as pastors, missionaries and chaplains,” commented Dr. Wally Becker, director of ministerial recruitment at Concordia Seminary. “They come from all walks of life and backgrounds, but they are united in their desire to serve their Lord in this special way.”

Concordia Seminary is located at 801 Seminary Place in Clayton, Missouri. For more information, call (314) 505-7374.