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Dear future students

Edited by Travis Scholl Due in no small part to the encouragement of my parents and my pastor, I’ve known since middle school that I would attend the Seminary. In my mind it was always a matter of when and not if. In retrospect, my Seminary education began both later and earlier than I expected, […]

First an accounting major, now a pastoral student

By Tiffany Hudson First-year Master of Divinity (M.Div.) student Christian Pieper can’t start a class without being asked if he’s related to Franz Pieper, the former president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. “I get asked that in almost every introductory class,” he laughed. “As far as I know, I’m not.” Pieper never seriously considered becoming […]

Guiding students as registrar

By Tiffany Hudson When Beth Menneke started working at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, she began, as she puts it, as “an assistant to an assistant.” Now serving as the Seminary’s registrar, Menneke feels blessed that God led her to work at the Seminary even though it was not the career she had planned. She grew […]

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 […]