Dr. Henry Rowold is a professor emeritus of Practical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
He retired in 2009 after 14 years of distinguished service as mission professor of Practical Theology. He is also international research professor emeritus professor of the Institute of Mission Studies.
He received his Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) and Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) from Concordia Seminary (1964, 1965, 1977); and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, Ind. (1960). He holds an honorary Doctor of Laws (L.L.D.) from Concordia University in Portland, Ore. (1997).
Before joining the faculty of Concordia Seminary, he served as a missionary with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in Taiwan (1965-84); a mission planner in Southeast Asia (1984-87); and director of the China Mission Center in Hong Kong (1987-95).
He and his late wife, Phyllis, have three children.