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Marrs travels to Germany with Reformation500 choir

This summer, the Seminary’s Associate Professor of Practical Theology Dr. Richard Marrs joined a group of 22 pastors and one seminarian for a musical tour of Germany. The group, called the Reformation500 choir, toured Martin Luther’s homeland in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. To see more photos from the tour, click here.

Welcome, new employees!

Rev. Scott Holder is a new admissions officer for Ministerial Recruitment and Admissions. He previously served as pastor at Oak Road Lutheran Church, Lilburn Ga. (2012-17), and at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Logan, Utah (2001-12). He received his Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 2001 and a bachelor’s degree in Food Science […]

Dear alums

Dear alums, “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth” (1 Cor. 3:6). Summer is a bit slower and we start to think ahead. A new book on economics set me to thinking about what we can do to help reverse the decline of the American church. Since 1964, “the incomes of doctors, schoolteachers, […]

Distinguished alumni William Hecht enters rest

William H. Hecht, a 1960 graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and a recipient of the Seminary’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006, entered rest June 12, 2017 at his home in Vienna, Va. A funeral service was held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Falls Church, Va., with final internment at Flint Hill Cemetery in Oakton, […]

In the Spotlight: Dr. Beth Hoeltke

By Kendra Whittle Look up the definition of multitasker and you might find a photo of Dr. Beth Hoeltke. Among her varied responsibilities, she manages the front-end operations at the campus library, looks after about 200 graduate students to help ensure they are on track to complete their degrees and schedules nationwide presentations of the […]

Maxwell, Sanchez to full professors

The Board of Regents officially advanced Dr. David Maxwell and Dr. Leopoldo A. Sánchez M. to the rank of full professor. The regents made this decision during their May 18 meeting. Maxwell is the Louis A. Fincke and Anna B. Shine Professor of Systematic Theology and was previously an assistant professor of Systematic Theology. Sánchez […]

Congratulations, Dr. Voelz

A Festschrift containing 19 essays by fellow scholars, colleagues and former students from seven different countries has been published in honor of Dr. James W. Voelz, the Seminary’s Dr. Jack Dean Kingsbury Professor of New Testament! The volume, The Press of the Text: Biblical Studies in Honor of James W. Voelz, will be available for […]

Welcome, new staff!

There’s a familiar face back at the Seminary after more than two years. Donna Werner is the new administrative assistant for Resident Field Education. She previously worked in the vicarage office with Dr. Glenn Nielsen from 2008-15. She retired in January 2015, but says she’s missed her work at the Seminary and decided to return. […]

Final Bach at the Sem concert for the year held

The final Bach at the Sem concert of the 2016-17 series was held May 7 in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. The concert featured three complete cantatas: BWV 6, Bleib’ bei uns, denn es will Abend werden; BWV 104, Du Hirte Israel, höre!; and BWV 42, Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats. The […]

Convocation focuses on congregations

Many important matters from the 2016-17 academic year were highlighted at a special convocation May 17 in Werner Auditorium. Strategic goals for the next year also were discussed by Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer and other Seminary faculty members and leaders. The theme was “Concordia Seminary and Congregations.” Topics included the M.Div. residential program […]

Dear alums

Dear alums, “‘Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat” (Mark 6:31 ESV). You too have been busy this past year. We hope the summer gives you some down time, rest and renewal for body, soul and […]

Dear alums

Dear alums, The final days of the final quarter! After Commencement on May 19, life will slow down a little, but it won’t be long before August comes with the first semester of the revised residential curriculum. We invite you to join us by live stream for a convocation from 4-4:30 p.m. (CDT) Wednesday, May […]