Seminary Guild

The Concordia Seminary Guild — better known as the Sem Guild — is an organization of individuals, women’s organizations and congregations dedicated to providing support to the Concordia Seminary community, its students and their families, and staff.

The Sem Guild works to cultivate interest in the Seminary and enhance the lives of students on campus. From contributing to the tangible blessings of the Food Bank and Re-Sell It Shop, to supporting our many events, the Guild serves the Seminary in all it does.

Guild members from across the country have contributed to the vibrant support the Sem Guild generously provides.

Students enrolled in the Seminary are embarking on one of the most critical journeys of their lives. They simultaneously balance the rigors of academics with their spiritual care, career planning, self-discovery and family obligations.

To support our students and their families, the Sem Guild funds needs that occur in almost every aspect of life, including new computers, eye glasses, tutoring and marriage seminars. These activities enable students to get the necessary training and support they need on their journey to becoming an LCMS pastor or other church worker, or as they earn an advanced degree.

“All of the little things I do in a day — wash clothes, wipe counters, help children learn to brush their teeth — [the Seminary Guild] has a part in all of it. Your gifts to the Food Bank and the Re-Sell It Shop mean more to us than I could ever articulate.”

-Kelsey Fink, Seminary Wife

  • Textbooks for incoming students ($2,000)
  • Support for CHS and EITT students ($1,000)
  • Seminary Food Bank ($1,000)
  • After chapel coffee time ($500)
  • Re Sell-It-Shop ($500)
  • Campus landscaping ($2,000)
  • Resident Field Education student off-campus events ($1,000)
  • Student emergency fund ($500)
  • Families in Transition (FIT) ($1,000)
  • Adopt-A-Student ($4,000)
  • Musical arts ($1,000)
  • Community student gatherings ($1,500)
  • Student intramural programs ($1,000)
  • International students ($1,000)
  • Student education helps ($500)
  • Dorm student community fund ($1,000)
  • Field house restoration ($1,500)

Total: $21,000

Concordia Seminary Guild Annual Membership Dues

Individual — $10
Organization — $25

All of our adopted projects benefit the Seminary and its students. Don’t forget to find us on Facebook, too.

“I don’t live in St. Louis. Can I still be a member of the Seminary Guild?”

The answer to this question is “ABSOLUTELY!” We have members and friends from all over the United States.

Members receive our twice-yearly newsletter, Guild Lines, with updates on all of our work.

To join the Concordia Seminary Guild, send an email to Karen Kramer or print and complete the Guild Membership & Project Donation Form.


October 19, 2018
The Healthy Student
9:35 a.m.: Chapel with students
10:30 a.m.: Registration in Koburg
11 a.m.: Brunch

December 7, 2018
Advent by Candlelight
11:30 a.m.: Registration
Noon: Luncheon

February 8, 2019
Adopt-A-Student speaker
11:30 a.m.: Registration
Noon: Luncheon

March 15, 2019
Gillian Bond, Director, Residential Deaconess Program
11:30 a.m.: Registration
Noon: Luncheon

May 3, 2019
End of the Academic Year Report
11:30 a.m.: Registration
Noon: Luncheon

All Seminary Guild events are held in Koburg Hall on the Seminary campus. The cost is $10 for each guest.

Reservations are needed two weeks prior to event. Send RSVP with payment to:

  • Mary Jane Autry
  • 7609 Fleta St.
  • St. Louis, MO 63123

Please make checks payable to Concordia Seminary Guild. Visitors and new members are always welcome!