Our Faculty


Our distinguished faculty members are known and respected throughout the church for their biblical and confessional scholarship and experience in applying the truth of God’s Word to daily life. Faculty members average more than 11 years of service as pastors, missionaries or chaplains.

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Dr. David L. Adams

David Adams

  • Associate Professor of Exegetical Theology, Exegetical Theology
  • Coordinator of International Seminary Exchange Programs, Ministerial Formation
Phone314-505-7144
Dr. Charles P. Arand

Charles Arand

  • Director of the Center for the Care of Creation, Center for Care of Creation
  • Professor of Systematic Theology, Systematic Theology
  • Dean of Theological Research and Publication, Theological Research and Publication
  • Eugene E. and Nell S. Fincke Graduate Professor of Theology, Systematic Theology
Phone314-505-7125
Dr. Andrew H. Bartelt

Andrew Bartelt

  • Director of Specific Ministry Pastor Program, Specific Ministry Pastor Program
  • Professor of Exegetical Theology, Exegetical Theology
  • Gustav and Sophie Butterbach Professor of Exegetical Theology, Exegetical Theology
Phone314-505-7013
Dr. Joel D. Biermann

Joel Biermann

  • Faculty Marshall, Systematic Theology
  • Professor of Systematic Theology, Systematic Theology
  • Waldemar A. and June Schuette Professor of Systematic Theology, Systematic Theology
Phone314-505-7567
Dr. Gerhard Bode

Gerhard Bode

  • Archivist, Office of the President
  • Associate Professor of Historical Theology, Historical Theology
  • Dean of Advanced Studies, Advanced Studies
Phone314-505-7391
Dr. Kent J. Burreson

Kent Burreson

  • Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Systematic Theology
  • Dean of the Chapel, Dean of Chapel
  • Louis A. Fincke and Anna B. Shine Professor of Systematic Theology, Systematic Theology
Phone314-505-7569
Dr. Timothy Dost

Timothy Dost

  • Associate Professor of Historical Theology, Historical Theology
  • Faculty Secretary, Historical Theology
Phone314-505-7142
Rev. Thomas Egger

Thomas Egger

  • Academic Adviser for First Year Students, Ministerial Formation
  • Assistant Professor of Exegetical Theology, Exegetical Theology
Phone314-505-7368
Dr. Joel Elowsky

Joel Elowsky

  • Professor of Historical Theology, Historical Theology
  • Director of the Center for the Study of Early Christian Texts, Historical Theology
Phone314-505-7106
Dr. Jeffrey Gibbs

Jeffrey Gibbs

  • Professor of Exegetical Theology, Exegetical Theology
Phone314-505-7110
Rev. Benjamin Haupt

Benjamin Haupt

  • Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Practical Theology
  • Director of Library Services, Library Services
Phone314-505-7037
Dr. Erik Herrmann

Erik Herrmann

  • Associate Professor of Historical Theology, Historical Theology
  • Director of the Center for Reformation Research, Center for Reformation Research
  • Director of Theological Resources and Special Projects, Theological Research and Publication
  • Chairman of the Department of Historical Theology, Historical Theology
Phone314-505-7389
Rev. David Lewis

David Lewis

  • Assistant Professor of Exegetical Theology, Exegetical Theology
  • Director of Certification, Ministerial Formation
Phone314-505-7387
Dr. Richard “Rick” Marrs

Richard Marrs

  • Associate Professor of Practical Theology, Practical Theology
  • Director of the Master of Divinity and Residential Alternate Route Programs, Ministerial Formation
Phone314-505-7287
Dr. David R. Maxwell

David Maxwell

  • Professor of Systematic Theology, Systematic Theology
  • Louis A. Fincke and Anna B. Shine Professor of Systematic Theology, Systematic Theology
Phone314-505-7385
Dr. Dale A. Meyer

Dale Meyer

  • President, Office of the President
  • Professor of Practical Theology, Practical Theology
Phone314-505-7011
Dr. Peter Nafzger

Peter Nafzger

  • Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Practical Theology
Phone314-505-7000
Dr. Glenn Nielsen

Glenn Nielsen

  • Director of Vicarage and Deaconess Internships, Ministerial Formation
  • Professor of Practical Theology, Practical Theology
  • Director of Placement, Placement
Phone314-505-7211
Dr. Joel P. Okamoto

Joel Okamoto

  • Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Systematic Theology
  • Chairman of the Department of Systematic Theology, Systematic Theology
  • Waldemar and Mary Griesbach Professor of Systematic Theology, Systematic Theology
  • Interim Chief Academic Officer, Office of the Provost
Phone314-505-7152
Dr. Jeffrey Oschwald

Jeffrey Oschwald

  • Chairman of the Department of Exegetical Theology, Exegetical Theology
  • Associate Professor of Exegetical Theology, Exegetical Theology
Phone314-505-7146
Dr. David J. Peter

David Peter

  • Associate Professor of Practical Theology, Practical Theology
  • Chairman of the Department of Practical Theology, Practical Theology
  • Placement Counselor, Placement
Phone314-505-7101
Dr. Paul Raabe

Paul Raabe

  • Professor of Exegetical Theology, Exegetical Theology
Phone314-505-7128
Dr. Victor A. Raj

Victor Raj

  • Assistant Director of the Institute for Mission Studies, Institute for Mission Studies
  • Mission Professor, Dean of Faculty
  • Professor of Exegetical Theology, Exegetical Theology
  • Buehner-Duesenberg Professor of Missions, Exegetical Theology
Phone314-505-7116
Dr. Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson

  • Dean of Faculty, Dean of Faculty
  • Professor of Historical Theology, Historical Theology
  • Interim Provost, Office of the Provost
Phone314-505-7133
Dr. Mark Rockenbach

Mark Rockenbach

  • Adviser of Personal Growth and Leadership Development, Ministerial Formation
  • Associate Professor of Practical Theology, Practical Theology
Phone314-505-7109
Dr. Timothy E. Saleska

Timothy Saleska

  • Associate Professor of Exegetical Theology, Exegetical Theology
  • Dean of Ministerial Formation, Ministerial Formation
Phone314-505-7130
Dr. Leopoldo A. Sánchez M.

Leopoldo Sanchez

  • Professor of Systematic Theology, Systematic Theology
  • Director of the Center for Hispanic Studies, Ministerial Formation
  • Werner R.H. Krause and Elizabeth Ringger Krause Professor of Hispanic Ministries, Systematic Theology
Phone314-505-7273
Dr. David R. Schmitt

David Schmitt

  • Gregg H. Benidt Memorial Professor of Homiletics and Literature, Practical Theology
  • Professor of Practical Theology, Practical Theology
Phone314-505-7137
Dr. Bruce G. Schuchard

Bruce Schuchard

  • Professor of Exegetical Theology, Exegetical Theology
Phone314-505-7103
Dr. William W. Schumacher

William Schumacher

  • Director of the Institute for Mission Studies, Institute for Mission Studies
  • Professor of Historical Theology, Historical Theology
Phone314-505-7112
Dr. Mark Seifrid

Mark Seifrid

  • Professor of Exegetical Theology, Exegetical Theology
Phone314-505-7119
Rev. Laokouxang (Kou) Seying

Laokouxang Seying

  • Associate Professor of Practical Theology, Practical Theology
  • Associate Dean of Urban and Cross Cultural Ministry, Ministerial Formation
  • Lutheran Foundation Professor of Urban and Cross-Cultural Ministry, Ministerial Formation
Phone314-505-7077
Dr. W. Mart Thompson

William Thompson

  • Associate Professor of Practical Theology, Practical Theology
  • Director of Specific Ministry Pastor Program, Specific Ministry Pastor Program
Phone314-505-7078
Dr. James W. Voelz

James Voelz

  • Graduate Professor of Exegetical Theology, Exegetical Theology
  • Dr. Jack Dean Kingsbury Professor of New Testament Theology, Exegetical Theology
Phone314-505-7138