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The Meyer Years

When Dr. Dale A. Meyer accepted the call to serve as the 10th president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis during Commencement May 20, 2005, he cited Psalm 115:1: “Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for Thy truth’s sake.” His announcement was met with […]

Better together

Guild members Mary Wolfram, left, and Donna Werner enjoy the Sept. 13, 2019, luncheon on campus. Seminarian Ben Ramthun pauses for a photo with Guild member Judi Winker during the Guild’s luncheon May 3, 2019 (right). Photos: Kim Braddy Through a network of individuals, women’s groups and congregations, the Concordia Seminary Guild works to enhance […]

Being content, serving with joy

Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer congratulates Kevin Koester on his call during Call Day May 1, 2019.Photo: Jill Gray By Melanie Ave When Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Huron, S.D., prepared to call an associate pastor last spring, church leaders knew they and their community needed a certain kind of person in that role. […]

Proclaiming Christ to the world

From left, Tsigewengel Uddo, Hadassah Wondimu Mathewos, Naomi Wondimu Mathewos, Wondimu Game and Doxsa Wondimu Mathewos enjoy the campus community. Photo: Jessica Wrasman By Sarah Maney Increasingly, Ethiopia is sending missionaries to other countries and cultures to share the Gospel. One such man at the forefront of this recent mission-sending movement is Wondimu Game. He […]

Hardworking and welcoming

By Erica Tape In summer, she plants and tends vegetable gardens for students to harvest and flower gardens to beautify the campus. In fall, she chips wood alongside grounds workers. In winter, she climbs atop Luther Tower to help raise the Christmas star. And in spring, she cheers students on as they receive their first […]

Seminary institutes procedures to help prevent COVID-19 spread

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis moved yesterday to implement precautions aimed at helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on campus and beyond. Thankfully, at present, there are no known cases of COVID-19 at Concordia Seminary. “Your Seminary leadership team has examined the anticipated spread of COVID-19, reached out to medical experts, and closely reviewed […]

Supporting the Sem

Jim and Sue Berson, pictured here in San Francisco, Calif., in May 2019, trust that God’s generosity is what empowers their own. Photo: Courtesy the Bersons The Bersons, who live in Scottsdale, Ariz., believe that giving one’s time and talent is just as important as financial giving. “It is the hope that we have in […]

Meet Dr. William “Bill” Knippa

Members of the Seminary’s Alumni Council and some Seminary faculty and staff gather for a group photo during their meeting this fall. Photo: Sarah Maney by Vicki Biggs Spend a few minutes with Dr. William “Bill” Knippa and you realize this man deeply loves his Savior and cares passionately for others. The senior pastor at […]

A pastor or Christian counselor? Both.

Dr. Richard Marrs teaches a class. Photo: Jarod Fenske by Travis Scholl This past September, Dr. Richard “Rick” Marrs, associate professor of Practical Theology at Concordia Seminary, published the book Making Christian Counseling More Christ Centered. Publishing a book is, for any writer, the culmination of a long, often tedious, process. But for Marrs, it […]