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Concordia Seminary Recognizes Ordination Anniversaries

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, recognized significant ordination anniversaries of 10 faculty and emeriti and two staff members at the end of chapel service on Jan. 27. Each was recognized individually and prayers of thanksgiving were offered for their service. A reception was held following the chapel service to allow individuals in the Seminary community the opportunity to express their gratitude.

The following Concordia Seminary faculty and staff members were recognized:

Charles Arand 25 years
Gerhard Bode 5 years
Tony Cook 15 years
Jeffrey Gibbs 30 years
Erik Herrmann 5 years
Dale Meyer 35 years
Paul Raabe 30 years
Jerrold Eickmann (emeritus) 45 years
Thomas Manteufel (emeritus) 40 years
Norman Nagel (emeritus) 55 years
John Loum (EIIT) 10 years
Paul Philp (admissions) 10 years

“The years of faithful service to our Lord and His people given by these 12 men gives strong testimony to the faithfulness of our good and gracious God, who always bestows upon His church gifts to carry out His work (Eph. 4:8, 11),” commented Dr. James Voelz, dean of the faculty at Concordia Seminary. “Together, they have given over 400 years of service in many lands, in many languages, and in many stations and positions, and we at Concordia Seminary are glad and proud to call them our brothers in Christ.”