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Archbishop Jānis Vanags

Jānis Vanags was born May 25, 1958, in Liepaja, Latvia. After he completed his primary schooling in his hometown, he studied chemistry at the University of Latvia in Riga from 1976-82. He worked as a teacher of chemistry at the 31st Secondary (middle) school in Riga from 1982-85. As a young adult, Vanags converted to […]

Rev. Dr. Samuel H. Nafzger

The Rev. Dr. Samuel H. Nafzger was born and raised in Plainview, Texas. He is a graduate of Concordia High School and Junior College in Austin, Texas, and received a B.A. degree with high distinction from Concordia Senior College in Fort Wayne, Ind. (1961,). Following graduation from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis with a Master of […]

Dr. Werner Rudolf Albert Klän

Dr. Werner Klän was born and baptized in Wuppertal, Germany, in 1952. Following his primary education, he studied theology in Oberursel and then theology and philosophy in Münster. Following successful completion of his university exams at both institutions, with a graduate study stipend intervening, he was ordained in November 1982 as a pastor in the […]

The Honorable Larry Bucshon

Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. represents the Eighth District of Indiana, which encompasses all or part of 19 counties in Southwest Indiana.   Since coming to Congress, Bucshon has been a champion for advancing patient-centered health care reforms that will give patients and their doctors the freedom to make their own health care decisions. He also […]

Dr. Melissa Salomón

For many years, Dr. Melissa Salomón has been a leader in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) Hispanic community and beyond. She has been a featured speaker and workshop leader in several Hispanic Lutheran conferences and conventions as well as in various Lutheran Women Missionary League (LWML) conventions and events. Even though Salomón could have had […]

Dan and Marti Huss

Dan and Marti Huss are lifelong residents of Cincinnati, Ohio. They have been married for more than 50 years and are the parents of three children: Kelly, John and Kathy. Dan is an attorney, still practicing part-time in Oxford, Ohio, and from his home office in Cincinnati. He retired from the faculty of Miami University […]

Seminary Commencement celebrates 93 students

Some 93 students and four honorees were celebrated and recognized at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Friday, May 18, as part of the school’s 2018 Commencement exercises. Of the 93 students recognized, 54 earned the Master of Divinity degree, one earned the Master of Arts degree with deaconess certification, 10 earned the Master of Arts degree […]

Reverend Ray S. Wilke

Rev. Ray S. Wilke of Norfolk, Neb., is approaching his 80th birthday in September, but he has no thoughts of retiring as he continues to look at how he can best serve the church and our Lord. As is the case with many pastors, Wilke’s vocational choice initially was not pastoral ministry. Having earned a […]

Reverend Timothy H. Maschke

Rev. Timothy Maschke is a pastor, teacher and theologian who has helped to prepare and form hundreds of students for service and ministry in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ for generations to come. Maschke received his Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary in 1974 and a Master of Sacred Theology in 1981. He […]

Craig and Jane Olson

Craig and Jane Olson are passionate in their support of Concordia Seminary, Christian education and church renewal. The Orange, Calif., couple served as co-chairs of the Seminary’s volunteer board known as the National Campaign Council, which led the milestone Generations Campaign to its successful conclusion in December 2017, raising more than $200 million. The campaign […]