Concordia Seminary Newsroom

Concordia Seminary Newsroom and Press Releases

Dear Alumni

Dear Alumni, Diane asked me if Luther really wrote all that’s being attributed to him, so much Luther are we hearing! I trust this anniversary has given you some new insights not only into the Reformer but especially into our Savior and holy faith. The most sobering thing I’ve learned is what Luther wrote on […]

Professor Emeritus Dr. Juan Berndt enters rest

Dr. Juan G. Berndt, professor emeritus at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, entered eternal rest in Christ Jesus Oct. 18, 2017. Berndt retired in 1996 after 46 years of ministry as a missionary, pastor and teacher. “Dr. Juan Berndt showed us through his life and ministry the wonderful heavenly promise, ‘A great multitude that no one […]

Seminary graduates help with hurricane relief

CSL alumni sprang to action to help those in Houston following the devastation left behind in Hurricane Harvey’s wake. Rob Bailey (’17) of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas participated with a group of church volunteers working all over the community cleaning up and repairing homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Kevin Hohnstadt (’17) along […]

Congratulations, Preachers!

The Preachers soccer team celebrated its first soccer win of the 2017 season Sept. 15 against Kenrick Seminary, which the team shut out 5-0. The team hopes the win is a preview of the Nicea Cup, set for Oct. 20. Congratulations, Preachers! Follow the link for more upcoming games: www.csl.edu/campus-life/athletics/.

Concordia Seminary honors first responders

Chevron Chevron Rev. Kyle Castens, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Festus, Mo., and chaplain of the Festus Fire Department, preached. “God uses you each and every day,” Castens told the responders. “Call on His name and He will answer you.” City of Clayton Mayor Harold Sanger addressed the congregation and offered his thanks on […]

Old friends, classmates reunion at Alumni Reunion

Chevron Chevron The 2017 Alumni Reunion was held Sept. 21-22 on campus. A special welcome was extended to graduates, spouses and widows of class years ending in “7” or “2.” Reunion highlights included recognition of the jubilarian class of 1967; a welcome and update from Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer and Diane Meyer; a […]

28th Annual Symposium focuses on justification

Chevron Chevron The 28th Annual Theological Symposium was held on campus Sept. 19-20. The theme was “The Just Shall Live By Faith: The Reformation Word for Then and Now,” and focused on the concept of justification, both for the time of Martin Luther and for today. The symposium included lecturers from Concordia Seminary and other […]

Coast to Coast

By Kim Plummer Krull When friends heard about Rob Bailey’s first call as associate pastor at a Houston, Texas, congregation with more than 2,000 baptized members, many likely pictured him at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, helping with worship and Bible studies. Instead, this new Seminary graduate’s main role is to plant a new church in […]

Q&A: Rev. Steve Carretto (’10)

By Melanie Ave Rev. Steve Carretto’s path to the ministry was a winding one — sometimes fraught with doubt — but today he is ably leading the congregation where he served his vicarage while a student at Concordia Seminary, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Boca Raton, Fla. In this wide-ranging conversation, Carretto shares the ups […]

Graduate to carry the Gospel to Alaska

By Kendra Whittle Standing at the front of the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus, Concordia Seminary’s Director of Placement Dr. Wallace Becker began announcing the list of students and their placements as pastors at congregations around the country. He read the first two names on the list and then, “Dustin Atkinson, Northwest District, […]