Wartburg Past and Present: The First Generation of Women Leaders

Revisiting a 2012 LifeTogether Magazine Article about Pioneering WTS Faith Leaders The ELCA’s 50/40/10 celebrations commemorate the 50th anniversary of ordaining Lutheran women, the 40th anniversary of ordaining Lutheran women of color, and the 10th anniversary of LGBTQ+ individuals being able to serve freely.  WTS joins the ELCA in celebrating the ways women, women of…

Welcoming Rev. Dr. Lydia Hernández-Marcial

The Wartburg Theological Seminary community welcomes the Rev. Dr. Lydia Hernández-Marcial to the faculty as Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible beginning January 1, 2021. The search for the Hebrew Bible position was conducted since August in a process that included the work of a faithful search committee that moved forward with their designated responsibilities using…

Announcing the Next Wartburg Seminary President

Rev. Dr. Kristin Johnston Largen ’97 The Wartburg Theological Seminary Board of Directors, as recommended by the Presidential Search Committee, is pleased to announce the unanimous election of the Rev. Dr. Kristin Johnston Largen ‘97 as the next President of our beloved institution, beginning February 1, 2021. Dr. Largen currently serves in a dual role…

WTS Graduate Seeks to Comfort the Troubled and Trouble the Comfortable

Rev. Sunniva Gylver’s Story ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN A 2013 ISSUE OF LIFETOGETHER Rev. Sunniva Gylver studied at Wartburg Seminary in 1994-1995 as an exchange student from the seminary in Norway, Det teologisk Menighetsfakultet. The experience was transformational and shaped many facets of her 18 year ministry in Oslo, Norway. Now, she is working towards her…

Celebrating the Life and Witness of Rev. Dr. Gwen Sayler

Arrangements and Livestream information are located at the bottom of this page. The Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Beth Sayler, William A. & John E. Wagner Professor of Biblical Theology and Distinguished Professor of Bible at Wartburg Theological Seminary passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, November 11, 2019. She was 71. Gwen served WTS faithfully as…

Announcement: Rev. Louise Johnson Accepts a New Call

Dr. Stephen J. Cornils, Chair of the Wartburg Theological Seminary Board of Directors, shared the news this week that the Rev. Louise Johnson notified him of her resignation as President of Wartburg Theological Seminary, effective December 31, 2019. In his announcement to the WTS community, Cornils shared: “In our life together, we champion Wartburg’s mission of…

Creating Space for Something New

Rev. Heidi Hagstrom’s Story, TEEM ’18 Graduate The Theological Education for Emerging Ministries (TEEM) program offers alternative preparation for those who will provide pastoral ministry in emerging ministry contexts throughout the church. These contexts include ethnic specific, multicultural, rural, inner city, and ministry with deaf communities. Candidates for the TEEM program are nominated by their…