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
Books – $2,500
Gifts to this project will help to purchase journaling Bibles for incoming Ministerial Formation students to be used in class.
Campus landscaping – $4,000
Gifts to this project will be used to help maintain the Seminary’s beautiful 72-acre campus, including growing vegetables for use by the cafeteria and residential students, replacing and planting new trees, etc.
Adopt-A-Student – $4,000
The names of students who qualify for student aid are given to us by the Seminary Financial Aid Office. The goal is to contribute $1000.00 to at least 4 students.
Music Arts – $2,000
Gifts to this project will help to support the Seminary’s variety of musical and cultural activities – including the fall and spring tours of Laudamus and the Concordia Seminary Concert Series – which serve not only the Seminary community, but the greater St. Louis community and the global church.
After chapel coffee time – $1,000
Gifts to this project will support the ongoing fellowship between students, faculty and staff while also supporting the extension of hospitality to those who visit our campus and participate in our chapel services.
Student athletics and fitness center – $2,000
Gifts to this project will help to fund student intramural programs, intercollegiate sports and the student fitness center in the Pederson Fieldhouse on campus.
New student orientation – $2,500
Gifts to this project will support the Seminary’s annual daylong servant event during Orientation week at which all new students go out into the local community to provide a helping hand. Your gifts will help to provide transportation and means for the students, faculty and staff who participate in this annual event of service to our community.
• Project donations will be used for any of the Guild projects unless they are specified for a particular project.
• Please make checks payable to Concordia Seminary Guild and send to: Mary Jane Autry, 7609 Fleta St., St. Louis, MO 63123
Thank you for your support!
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!
If you would like more information about the Seminary Guild, please complete the form below.