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Rev. William W. Schumacher Accepts Call To Concordia Seminary Faculty

Rev. William W. Schumacher has accepted the call extended to him by Concordia Seminary to serve as Mission Assistant Professor of Historical Theology and Assistant to the Director of Resident Field Education for Cross-Cultural Experiences. Rev. Schumacher is a 1985 graduate of Concordia Seminary. From 1985-95, he served as a missionary under the direction of […]

Dr. Joel P. Okamoto Joins Concordia Seminary Faculty

Dr. Joel P. Okamoto has accepted the call extended to him by the Concordia Seminary Board of Regents to serve as Instructor in Systematic Theology. Since 1996, Dr. Okamoto has been serving as assistant pastor of Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in St. Louis. He will begin his new responsibilities on July 1. Dr. Okamoto is […]

Missionary Track Adopted at Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and the Board for Mission Services of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) are initiating a joint-effort to provide a missionary track for Seminary students who desire to serve as missionaries following seminary graduation. “The missionary track will follow the basic outlines of the general curriculum and would not vary from the […]

Concordia Seminary Names Andrew Bartelt Vice President for Academic Affairs

Concordia Seminary has named Dr. Andrew Bartelt as Vice President for Academic Affairs. In this new position, Bartelt will be the chief academic/instructional officer providing leadership and oversight for all Seminary academic programs. He also will serve as Executive Assistant to the President. Bartelt, a member of the Seminary’s faculty since 1978, had been serving […]

Concordia Seminary Confers More Than 130 Degrees

The 159th academic year of Concordia Seminary came to a close on Friday, May 22. The day’s activities included a 10 a.m. baccalaureate service in the Seminary’s Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus, followed by a special luncheon for graduates and families. Due to weather conditions, The Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus […]

Seminary To Host Fall Sabbatical Week

The Fall 1998 Sabbatical Week for pastors will be held Oct. 19-23 on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, with the topic, “Leadership: Pastor, People, Parish, Public.” Four presenters will bring a rich background of knowledge and insight on issues of leadership. Dr. Norbert Oesch, Director of Parish Leadership Institute in Orange, Calif., will […]

Rev. Larry Rockemann Is New Dean of Student Life at Concordia Seminary

Rev. Larry Rockemann has accepted the call to serve as Dean of Student Life and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. As Dean of Student Life, Rev. Rockemann will head the division at the Seminary which oversees all aspects of student life, including spiritual life, financial assistance and housing. He will […]

National Lutheran Choir Performs at Concordia Seminary

The National Lutheran Choir presented a concert in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the Concordia Seminary campus on Sunday, April 19. The concert was the fourth appearance for the group as it continues its 1998 Spring Tour. A large audience was treated to a wide range of choral works including those […]

"J.B." Launches Concordia Seminary Theater Series

On April 17-19, the Pulitzer Prize winning drama entitled “J.B.” was presented in Wyneken Auditorium on the campus of Concordia Seminary. The cast and crew were composed entirely of seminarians, spouses, children and staff members from the Concordia Seminary community. The presentation was directed by Dr. Dean Nadasdy, a professor who occupies the Gregg H. […]

Dollase Named Vice President for Administrative Services at Concordia Seminary

Edward A. Dollase has accepted appointment to the position of Vice President for Administrative Services at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Dollase will begin his new responsibilities on May 1, succeeding Marvin Miller, who retired following 19 years of distinguished service. Dollase received the associate of arts degree in business administration from St. John’s College, Winfield, […]

PhD Program Is Added at Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis has received word from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), the accrediting agency for most seminaries and divinity schools in the United States, that its proposal to offer a PhD program has received approval. This is the only PhD program available in The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod education system and […]