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Concordia Seminary receives awards from EPA, ACP

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis received a total of 13 awards from the Evangelical Press Association (EPA) and the Associated Church Press (ACP) during the organizations’ recent conventions and award ceremonies. The EPA is a professional organization of Christian publications including magazines, newspapers, newsletters and content-rich websites. Its awards, which were given in recognition of exceptional […]

128 new pastors, deaconesses, church workers sent to serve

After years of preparation and a Call Day filled with joy, 128 Concordia Seminary, St. Louis students learned their placement of first calls to pastoral and diaconal ministry, and assignments as vicars and deaconess interns. Fifty-eight students received their first calls to serve as pastors, chaplains and missionaries for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) at a 7 p.m. (CDT) […]

Reverend Ray S. Wilke

Rev. Ray S. Wilke of Norfolk, Neb., is approaching his 80th birthday in September, but he has no thoughts of retiring as he continues to look at how he can best serve the church and our Lord. As is the case with many pastors, Wilke’s vocational choice initially was not pastoral ministry. Having earned a […]

Reverend Timothy H. Maschke

Rev. Timothy Maschke is a pastor, teacher and theologian who has helped to prepare and form hundreds of students for service and ministry in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ for generations to come. Maschke received his Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary in 1974 and a Master of Sacred Theology in 1981. He […]

Craig and Jane Olson

Craig and Jane Olson are passionate in their support of Concordia Seminary, Christian education and church renewal. The Orange, Calif., couple served as co-chairs of the Seminary’s volunteer board known as the National Campaign Council, which led the milestone Generations Campaign to its successful conclusion in December 2017, raising more than $200 million. The campaign […]

Seminary choir to perform at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Louis

Laudamus, a select choir of seminarians preparing for full-time service as pastors in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), will perform Sunday, April 15, at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church – Saint Louis. This performance marks the final stop of the choir’s 2018 spring tour. Under the direction of Dr. James Marriott, the Seminary’s Kreft Chair for […]

Seminarian receives prestigious FASPE fellowship

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis second-year seminarian Christian Einertson was recently selected for the 2018 Seminary Program of the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE). Einertson was selected from about 200 applicants to receive one of 13 available fellowships. The fellowship includes a two-week trip to Germany and Poland, including a visit […]

Faculty-led summer workshops offered nationwide

Updated All pastors, church workers and congregation members are invited to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis’ Summer Workshop Series to explore contemporary topics that influence the practice of ministry. Hosted by congregations across the country from May through August, and led by Seminary faculty, the 10 workshops offer an opportunity to delve deeply into topics that include the […]

Easter message from Dr. Dale A. Meyer

“He is risen,” says Concordia Seminary, St. Louis President Dr. Dale A. Meyer. “But before more people in our world, in your community or perhaps even in your own family can understand that glorious Easter promise, they first must hear it. It is my fervent prayer that all people will come to know the hope […]

Summer Workshops: opportunities to hone theological edges

By Kim Plummer Krull While Dr. Ralph Blomenberg appreciates that Concordia Seminary gave him an excellent theological education to begin his pastoral ministry, he also appreciates that he graduated in 1981. As the changing world continually presents new ministry challenges, the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, Ind., pastor recognizes the need to continually “hone the edges” […]