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
2023-24 Adopted Concordia Seminary Guild Projects
JOURNALING BIBLES – $4,000
Gifts to this project will help to purchase Journaling Bibles for incoming ministerial formation students to be used in class.
ADOPT-A-STUDENT – $4,000
Gifts for Adopt-A-Student will provide financial aid to students with demonstrated financial need. The goal is to contribute $1,000.00 to at least 4 students – every dollar given will go directly to the “adopted” students.
MUSICAL 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.
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 resident students, replacing and planting new trees, etc.
STUDENT ATHLETICS AND FITNESS CENTER – $3,000
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 – $3,000
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.
COOKIES FOR GRADUATION – $800
The Concordia Seminary Guild will provide cookies for the graduation ceremony.
LIBRARY BOOKS, SUBSCRIPTIONS, AND PERIODICALS – $2,000
Gifts to this project will help support the Kristine Kay Hasse Memorial Library’s purchase of new books, subscriptions, and periodicals for the benefit of students and faculty.
- 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
2076 Henley Woods Dr.
Arnold, MO 63010-1878
Thank you for your support!
Attend Seminary Guild Events
All Seminary Guild events are held in Koburg Hall on the Seminary campus. The cost is $20 for each guest.
Reservations are needed two weeks prior to event. Send RSVP with payment to:Mary Jane Autry
2076 Henley Woods Dr.
Arnold, MO 63010-1878
Please make checks payable to Concordia Seminary Guild. Visitors and new members are always welcome!
2023-24 Luncheon Meetings
Friday, Dec. 8, 2023
Program: Advent by Candlelight
Including special music by: Laudamus
directed by Phillip Magness, Cantor, Village Lutheran Church
11:30 a.m. Registration Noon Luncheon Ingathering: New socks and underwear, size infant through 12 years, for the Re-Sell It Shop. Bring items to Koburg Hall.
Friday, Feb. 2, 2024
Program: Comfort Dog Ministry
Dr. Glenn Nielsen, Senior Professor of Practical Theology, Concordia Seminary
11:30 a.m. Registration Noon Luncheon Ingathering: Household and personal care items for the Food Bank. Bring items to Koburg Hall.
Friday, March 15, 2024
Program: Dominican Republic Mission Trip
Tori Egger, Seminary Guild Advisory Member, and Students
11:30 a.m. Registration Noon Luncheon and business meeting
Adoption of new projects for 2024-25
Election of president and recording secretary
Ingathering: Household and personal care items for the Food Bank. Bring items to Koburg Hall.
Friday, May 3, 2024
Program: Home Schooling Update
What’s Happening at the Seminary
Dr. Thomas J. Egger, President, Concordia Seminary
11:30 a.m. Registration Noon Luncheon Installation of officers
Join the Seminary Guild
Annual Membership Dues
Individual – $15Join
Organization – $25
If you would like more information about the Seminary Guild, please complete the form below.