Rev. Kent J. Burreson has accepted the call extended him to serve as instructor of systematic theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Rev. Burreson received his bachelor of arts degree from Valparaiso University in 1988, his master of divinity (1992) and master of sacred theology degrees (1994) from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and his master of arts degree in theology from the University of Notre Dame in 1997. He will complete his doctor of philosophy degree in theology from the University of Notre Dame in October.
Rev. Burreson’s areas of academic interest include liturgical studies, history of Christianity and sacramental theology. His dissertation topic is, “The Saving Flood—The Origins and Development of the Sixteenth Century Lutheran Baptismal Rites.”
He has been serving as assistant pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Mishawaka, Ind., since 1999. He also served as assistant to the pastor at St. Peter from 1996-1999.
“Concordia Seminary is blessed with a strong faculty—professors who are outstanding scholars, dedicated teachers and committed to formation for pastoral ministry,” said Dr. John F. Johnson, president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. “Pastor Burreson shares those characteristics, and we are delighted that the Lord of the church has led him to join us.”
Rev. Burreson and his wife Cindy have two children—Maggie and Lily Kate. He will assume his new responsibilities this fall.
For more information, contact Dr. Andrew Bartelt, vice president for academic affairs, Concordia Seminary, 801 DeMun Ave., St. Louis, MO 63105; (314)505-7013.