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Ordination, commissioning anniversaries recognized
Men served 430 combined years in ministry to the church
From left, Dr. Robert Weise, Dr. Peter Nafzger, Dr. Joel Elowsky, Dr. Timothy Saleska, Dr. Joel Elowsky and Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis recognized significant ordination and commissioning anniversaries of five faculty, five emeriti faculty and one staff member after chapel Dec. 6. Together, the men have served in ministry for 430 years.
Concordia Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer thanked the honorees for their service to the church and recognized them and their families.
“I think one of the most blessed things about our gratitude is that you have been able to be close to Him, Jesus, His Word and His Sacraments all these years,” Meyer said. “And in your years, He has radiated out from you to many, many people whom you will only see and know in eternity.
“On behalf of the Seminary, Board of Regents, fellow faculty and staff, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
A reception was held following the chapel service to thank the men for their service.
The following Concordia Seminary faculty and staff were recognized:
- Dr. Peter Nafzger — 10 years
- Dr. Joel Elowsky — 25 years
- Dr. Alan Borcherding — 30 years
- Dr. Joel Biermann — 30 years
- Dr. Glenn Nielsen — 35 years
- Dr. Timothy Saleska — 35 years
The following emeriti faculty were recognized:
- Dr. Robert Weise — 35 years
- Dr. Robert Kolb — 45 years
- Dr. Bruce Hartung — 50 years
- Dr. Charles Knippel — 65 years
- Dr. Karl Barth — 70 years
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