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Concordia Seminary’s 167th Year Begins

On Sunday, Sept. 4, at 3:00 p.m., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, began its 167th academic year with a special worship service in The Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the Seminary campus. Dr. Gerald B. Kieschnick, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), served as preacher, and Dr. Dale A. Meyer officially opened the new academic year. The service included the installation of Dr. Meyer as the 10th president of Concordia Seminary and the installation of three new faculty and two staff members.

The new faculty members installed at the service were 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. The new staff members installed at the service were Joel P. Fritsche, admissions counselor, and Anthony A. Cook, director of educational technology.

The Seminary community gave thanks for 118 new students, who enrolled at Concordia Seminary this fall and are preparing to serve as pastors, missionaries and chaplains in the LCMS. Of the new students, 104 are enrolled in the Seminary’s Master of Divinity program, and 14 in the Certificate (alternate route) program. In addition, six new deaconess students enrolled at the Seminary this fall.

Concordia Seminary remains one of the largest Lutheran seminaries, and one of the 25 largest seminaries of any denomination in theUnited States. Since its inception in 1839, more than 12,000 Concordia Seminary graduates have served as pastors, missionaries or chaplains throughout the world.

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