WTS Receives Donation of Svendsen Family Farm

Announcing the Largest Gift in WTS History With deep gratitude for bold generosity and faithful stewardship, Wartburg Seminary announces the donation of Illinois farmland from the Rev. Dr. Rick Rouse of Mukilteo, WA, and his sisters, Susan Brophy of Santa Ynez, CA and Robin Sharpe of Bend, OR. Rev. Rouse is a 1973 graduate of…

Wartburg Seminary Appoints Dr. Kristine Stache as Interim President

Dr. Stephen J. Cornils, Chair of the Wartburg Theological Seminary Board of Directors, shared the news last month that the Rev. Louise Johnson notified him of her resignation as President of Wartburg Theological Seminary, effective December 31, 2019. If you missed this announcement, we invite you to read more about it here. Moving forward with missional…

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…

A Gathered & Sent Community

An Interview with Rev. Dr. Troy Troftgruben Wartburg Seminary has grown significantly in the past few years. Enrollment continues to rise, new technologies are introduced regularly, and the new curriculum which integrates all learners (distance, collaborative, and residential) into one classroom has been implemented. Much of the success of each of these growth metrics can…