An enthusiastic group of approximately 250 alumni, spouses, widows and guests attended the Concordia Seminary Alumni Reunions, held May 31-June 3 on the Seminary campus. This year’s reunions included graduating classes from years ending in a “0” or a “5.”
The theme for the reunions was “Church and World…Past, Present and Future.” Presenters included Dr. Paul Maier (Class of 1955), Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich., and fourth vice president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, who spoke on “The Influence of Christianity on Society”; and Dr. Richard Warneck (Class of 1960), professor and chairman of the department of practical theology at Concordia Seminary, who presented “Church and Culture, 21st Century.” Dr. Dale Meyer, president of Concordia Seminary, moderated a panel discussion and addressed the alumni regarding current events and future plans at the Seminary.
A vespers worship service was held June 2 with Dr. Meyer serving as preacher. The offering at the service was dedicated to the Concordia Seminary John E. Meyer Memorial Alumni Book Endowment Fund, which assists Concordia Seminary students with the purchase of textbooks and other theological resources.
Activities for women included a June 1 breakfast hosted by Diane Meyer and a June 3 brunch hosted by the Concordia Seminary Guild.
Reunion activities culminated with a June 2 banquet held in the Seminary Expansion. At the banquet, Rev. Gerhardt Gerike (Class of 1935) was honored with the Erwin T. Koch Award, an award given to the oldest reunion attendee.
Class reunions tentatively planned for May 30-June 2, 2006, will include classes whose graduating years end in a “1” or a “6.”
Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations at (314) 505-7370; firstname.lastname@example.org.