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Presidential Search Committee offers October update

The Presidential Search Committee members met Oct. 9, 2020, and provided the following update:

Board of Regents Vice Chairman Rev. W. Max Mons gave an overview of the materials requested from each of the nominees. The materials include personal information forms, self-evaluation tools, references and inventories.

The committee also discussed how to distribute the materials from the nominees to each committee member and the process they will follow to conduct the first selection round. The committee members also updated their timeline. Their goal is to complete the first selection round by Oct. 16, 2020.

The names of individuals who have been nominated as candidates for election as the 11th president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis were announced Sept. 9. Presidential nominations, per the LCMS Handbook, were submitted by LCMS congregations, the Seminary’s Board of Regents and the Seminary faculty.

The Presidential Search Committee is now evaluating each of the candidates and will recommend at least five candidates from the list of nominees to the four electors. Electors meet Feb. 6, 2021, to elect the new president. The four electors include one vote from the Board of Regents voting as a group, one vote from the LCMS district president serving on the board as a voting member, one vote from the chairman of the LCMS Board of Directors and one vote from the LCMS president. The election of the president requires three of four elector votes.

The new president will succeed Dr. Dale A. Meyer, who retired June 30. Meyer became the Seminary’s 10th president in 2005. Dr. Daniel Preus is currently serving as interim president of the Seminary.

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Concordia Seminary, St. Louis provides Gospel-centered graduate-level theological education for pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars and other leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). To learn more, visit csl.edu.

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