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Concordia Seminary's 164th Academic Year

On Sunday, Sept. 8, at 4:00 p.m., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will begin its 164th academic year with a special worship service in The Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the Seminary campus. Dr. John F. Johnson, president of Concordia Seminary, will serve as preacher and will officially open the new academic year. The public is invited to attend.

Three new faculty members who will be installed during the service include Dr. Joel D. Biermann as assistant professor of systematic theology; Dr. Timothy P. Dost as assistant professor of historical theology, and Dr. Jeffrey A. Oschwald as associate professor of exegetical theology.

During the preceding week, new students will complete an orientation process and register for course work. The orientation process also provides opportunities for new students and their families to become better acquainted, which includes a “Field Day” consisting of men’s and women’s sports activities, games for children and a community-wide barbeque.

More than 130 new students are expected to enroll at Concordia Seminary this fall. “We join the church in giving thanks for these gifted men who desire to serve as pastors, missionaries and chaplains,” commented Rev. Jeffery Moore, director of ministerial recruitment at Concordia Seminary. “They come from all walks of life and backgrounds, but they are united in their desire to serve their Lord in this special way.”

For more information, contact Seminary Relations, Concordia Seminary, 801 DeMun Ave., St. Louis, MO.; 314-505-7370;