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Egger accepts call as 11th Seminary president

Dr. Thomas J. Egger, the Gustav and Sophie Butterbach Professor of Exegetical Theology and chairman of the Department of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary, has accepted the call to serve as the 11th president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Egger announced his formal acceptance of the call after chapel service today. “It is with a […]

Egger called as 11th Seminary president

Dr. Thomas Egger addresses the LCMS National Convention in Tampa in July 2019. Photo: Courtesy LCMS/Frank Kohn Concordia Seminary, St. Louis has extended a call to Dr. Thomas J. Egger, the Gustav and Sophie Butterbach Professor of Exegetical Theology and chairman of the Department of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary, to serve as the 11th […]

Final slate of presidential candidates set

The following two individuals have been named to the final slate of candidates to be considered for election and call as the 11th president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis: Dr. Thomas J. Egger Dr. Joel D. Lehenbauer These candidates were selected from the pool of nominees who gave permission for their names to stand in […]

Presidential Search Committee announces list of nominees

*NOV. 18, 2020: This post has been updated with additional information. Members of the Presidential Search Committee, per their assigned role as outlined in Bylaw 3.10.5.6.2 of the LCMS Handbook, have narrowed the list of nominees to seven who will continue through the evaluation process for the next president of Concordia Seminary. This action is […]

Presidential Search Committee offers October update

The Presidential Search Committee members met Oct. 9, 2020, and provided the following update: Board of Regents Vice Chairman Rev. W. Max Mons gave an overview of the materials requested from each of the nominees. The materials include personal information forms, self-evaluation tools, references and inventories. The committee also discussed how to distribute the materials […]

Presidential Search Committee shares update, timeline

The Presidential Search Committee met Sept. 18, 2020, and shared the following update. The committee members edited the inventory that will be sent to the presidential nominees and to the references they provide. They also reviewed the process they will follow and the tasks they hope to accomplish that will guide their selection of the […]

Nominees for Seminary president announced

The following 42 individuals have been nominated as candidates for election as the 11th president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, per Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Bylaws, and have allowed their names to stand for consideration: Dr. Joel D. Biermann Dr. Gerhard H. Bode Jr. Dr. Phillip L. Brandt Dr. Jon S. Bruss Dr. Albert Collver […]

New call for presidential candidates issued

At a meeting today, the electors charged with calling the next president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis chose to issue a new call for candidates. Also today, the Seminary’s Board of Regents named Dr. Daniel Preus interim president effective July 1. He will serve until the new president is called and takes office. About Dr. […]

Electors to meet June 2 to resume presidential search

The electors charged with calling the next president of Concordia Seminary will resume the search at a virtual meeting set for 1 p.m. CDT Tuesday, June 2. A call was extended May 16 but was declined earlier this week. Thus, in accordance with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Bylaws, the Seminary’s Board of Regents has […]

Rast called as 11th Seminary president

Photo: The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod/LCMS Communications Concordia Seminary, St. Louis has extended a call to Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr., president of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. (CTSFW), to serve as the 11th president in the school’s 181-year history. The call was extended Saturday after a unanimous vote on the first ballot by the […]