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Seminary president to stand for election as Synod president

In response to the announcement of the slate of candidates for president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to be elected this summer, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis issues the following statement:

Dr. Dale A. Meyer
Dr. Dale A. Meyer

“Concordia Seminary, St. Louis confirms today that Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer, our beloved leader and a humble servant of the Lord, has been nominated for president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).

“As a testament to Dr. Meyer’s effective leadership of the Seminary, his term of service as Seminary president was extended another five years by a Board of Regents vote last summer. We were thrilled when he said that ‘for the rest of his formal ministry and until he sees his Savior face-to-face, he had no stronger desire than to serve God through His mission at the Seminary.’

“However, it’s not about individual will. First and foremost, Dr. Meyer will obey God, including serving faithfully wherever his Lord places him. In announcing this to the Seminary faculty, he emphasized that he was not running for president, but rather, allowing his name to stand.

“Please join with us in keeping Dr. Meyer and his family in your prayers as the election proceedings progress through the spring and conclude with the vote preceding the LCMS convention this summer.

“‘I can do nothing on my own as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me’ (John 5:30 ESV).”

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