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Alumni highlight: Rev. A. Trevor Sutton

“I still have a hard time believing that God has blessed me with the great gift of being a pastor! I simply love telling people about Jesus, praying with them, walking with them through struggles and celebrating with them in times of joy,” says Rev. A. Trevor Sutton, who, for nearly five years, has served […]

Deaconess students head to Peru

Four Concordia Seminary, St. Louis deaconess students will be venturing to Peru over winter break for a special mission trip, being offered through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) International Center. According to Deaconess Dr. Gillian Bond, director of the deaconess program, the trip is intended to encourage more young women to consider this type of […]

Prof ’n Stein welcomes SMP students

A special Prof ’n Stein was held Jan. 10 to welcome the 67 Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) students who were on campus the week of Jan. 9-13, 2017, for their intensives. We also welcomed Ph.D. and deaconess students back to campus for their intensives and internship seminars that week. Dr. Andrew Bartelt, the outgoing SMP […]

Multiethnic Symposium celebrates ‘Reformation Across Borders’

The Multiethnic Symposium Jan. 24-25 was outstanding, the best in its history, according to Rev. Kou Seying, event organizer. The symposium, with the theme “Reformation Across Borders,” brought together more than 170 participants from within and outside of the Seminary community along with mission leaders from different ethnic groups representing all levels of ministry in […]

Dear alums

Dear alums, The short month of February — then Ash Wednesday and the workload of Lent. May the Father sustain you as you continue your regular duties, and may His Spirit give you eagerness as you prepare for Lent, giving you an obsession to minister the centrality of the Cross and empty tomb for your […]

Getting a head start at the Sem

Is this our future Seminary president? Ethan Kruse sure hopes so! He came to campus Dec. 7 to spend a day learning about the life of a seminarian and to visit the office of President Dr. Dale A. Meyer, whose shoes he hopes to fill one day. Ethan had lunch with Student Association President Rob […]

Welcome new BOR member

The Seminary’s Board of Regents in December appointed Rev. Max Mons to the board. Pastor Mons is originally from Middleton, New York. He holds a Bachelor of General Studies Degree concentrating in American History and Music History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Following college graduation, Pastor Mons worked for a campus Christian group […]

Seminary reps visit Kyrgyzstan

By Dr. Timothy Dost Jeff Thormodson, director of the MissionShift Insitute, and I were guests in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, for three weeks in late 2016. First let me say that the hospitality was outstanding. The Kyrgyz people are uniformly friendly and caring and the Christians among them specialize in making people feel welcome, so that was […]

Meyer in Rose Bowl Parade

Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer was honored to be invited to ride on the Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) float in the 128th Rose Parade Jan. 2. The annual parade featured floral floats, spirited marching bands and high-stepping equestrian units along the 5 1/2 mile route down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, Calif. The parade’s theme […]

177 years of Concordia Seminary

We celebrated the Seminary’s Founder’s Day Dec. 9. Concordia Seminary’s original one-room log cabin was first opened to students on Dec. 9, 1839, in Perry County, Mo. It initially included 11 students, seven boys, four girls and four instructors. Eventually, the school became a preparatory institution for the Holy Ministry. We praise God for the […]

Dear alums

Welcome to this third issue of the Alumni Newsletter! Our Alumni Council recently shared with me that many graduates feel a bit isolated. We strive to make life on campus a loving and caring culture, but out in the field … well, it’s real-world ministry. We hope that in some small way this newsletter helps […]