WTS Announces Search for President

Wartburg Theological Seminary Announces Search for President

DUBUQUE, IA – November 14, 2014 – The Board of Directors of Wartburg Theological Seminary, having accepted the retirement notice of its 13th president, the Rev. Dr. Stanley N. Olson, now invites recommendations and applications for the calling of its next president.

Wartburg Theological Seminary forms valued leaders for God’s mission for the church of the 21st Century. Wartburg’s distinctive worship-centered community, where learning leads to mission and mission informs learning, offers an innovative curriculum and programs that meet the changing needs of the church and world.

Wartburg Theological Seminary plays an important role in the life of the church by forming leaders who are valued for their strong faith, theological depth, practical wisdom, collegial spirit, and love for people. These graduates serve Christ’s church, nurturing faith and engaging God’s future in the hearts and lives of God’s people.

Leadership needed from the President of Wartburg Seminary

  1. To inspire Wartburg Seminary to advance its distinctive educational vocation to form leaders for the church in worship-centered communities of theological reflection in new and varied contexts where learning will continue to lead to mission and mission will continue to inform learning.
  2. To invite Wartburg’s constituencies to invest their funds, gather and send their sons and daughters, and sustain the seminary’s mission with their prayers that the church and world may be blessed.
  3. To advance Wartburg’s heritage of using its strengths to serve the congregations, synods, institutions, and agencies of the ELCA, its ecumenical partners, and global communions.
  4. To strengthen Wartburg Seminary’s administrative disciplines in stewardship of human and financial assets, actively collaborating with others and tracking Wartburg’s efforts, programs, and departments to accomplish the work effectively and to build financial sustainability.
  5. To demonstrate the competence, character, courage, and commitment needed to serve Wartburg’s apostolic vocation in the church.

To learn more about this opportunity or recommend an individual as a candidate, please visit our website at www.wartburgseminary.edu/presidentsearch

Wartburg Theological Seminary is one of eight theological schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Wartburg is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and the Higher Learning Commission. Wartburg educates women and men to serve the church as ordained and lay leaders. Wartburg Theological Seminary was established in Dubuque, Iowa in 1854.