Haupt, Benjamin

  • Associate Professor of Practical Theology, Practical Theology
  • Associate Provost, Office of the Provost
Phone314-505-7037

Dr. Benjamin Haupt is associate provost and associate professor of Practical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

As associate provost, Haupt assists the Seminary provost in achieving key strategic priorities in support of the mission of the Seminary. He oversees the Seminary’s recruitment and admissions teams and serves as a liaison to faculty and staff involved in accomplishing the Seminary’s enrollment goals related to its residential, distance and multiethnic Ministerial Formation programs and Advanced Studies programs. Haupt has been a faculty member since 2013.

His areas of interest and expertise include the history of the text of the New Testament, early Christianity prior to Constantine, the theology and practice of preaching, and pastoral leadership.

He earned his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the University of Birmingham, U.K. (2019), and both his Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) and Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (2011, 2005). He received his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon (2000).

During his M.Div. Program, he studied for a year at Lutherische Theologische Hochschule in Oberursel, Germany. After graduation he was installed as an associate pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Boca Raton, Fla., and served there until 2008. From 2008-13 he was the sole pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gainesville, Ga.

Haupt has been speaking, teaching and writing since 2008 and has been involved with a variety of seminars ranging from lay-focused sessions for people in Haiti to breakout sessions at conferences throughout the United States. His writing includes a translation of a sermon for Luther’s Works, vol. 58, essays on the early history of the New Testament text in the writings of church fathers, and his Ph.D. dissertation, “Tertullian’s Text of the New Testament Outside the Gospels.”

Haupt is married to Celina, who serves as coordinator of student wives support for the Seminary’s Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) Program. They have two sons. He and his family are avid travelers, Lego-maniacs and video gamers. He leads the Concordia Wine Society.

Interests:

History of the text of the New Testament
Early Christianity prior to Constantine
Theology and practice of preaching
Pastoral leadership

Education

2019
Ph D University of Birmingham Birmingham, England New Testament
2011
STM Concordia Seminary, St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri
2005
MDIV Concordia Seminary, St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri
2004
Lutherische Theologische Hochschule Oberursel, Germany
2000
BA Concordia University Wisconsin Mequon, Wisconsin Theological Languages/Pastoral Ministry