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Concordia Seminary Recognizes Ordination Anniversaries

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, recognized significant ordination anniversaries and commissioning dates of 12 faculty and professors emeriti at the end of chapel service on Dec. 7. Each faculty member was recognized and prayers of thanksgiving were offered for their service. A reception was held following the chapel service to allow individuals in the Seminary community the opportunity to express their gratitude. A special recognition of Dr. Norman Nagel’s retirement also was included in the service.

The following Concordia Seminary faculty members were recognized:

David Adams – 20 years
James Brauer – 40 years
Timothy Dost – 20 years
Victor Raj – 30 years
Henry Rowold – 40 years
David Schmitt – 15 years
Bruce Schuchard – 15 years
William Schumacher – 20 years
James Voelz – 30 years

Professors Emeriti:
Arthur Graudin – 55 years
Harley Kopitske – 45 years
William Schmelder – 45 years

“In a community that holds high the privilege of serving in the Office of the Holy Ministry and is formed around the preparation and formation for such service, it is truly a delight to celebrate these milestones in the ministry of those who serve amongst us,” commented Dr. Andrew Bartelt, vice president for academic affairs at Concordia Seminary.

For more information, contact Communications, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, Mo., 63105; (314) 505-7374;