Wartburg Theological Seminary Announces $28 Million Campaign

Wartburg Theological Seminary President, the Rev. Kristin Johnston Largen, Ph.D., is pleased to announce Lead BOLDLY, a concentrated $28 million fundraising effort to grow scholarship resources and expand innovation in order to serve the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America with more leaders.   Faithful supporters to the mission of Wartburg have already provided $20.4 million…

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Pathways for Tomorrow Grant – Phase 2

Wartburg Theological Seminary (WTS) is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a $725,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help theological schools strengthen and sustain their capacities to educate and support pastoral leaders for Christian churches. The grant, which will fund the further development of the Journey Together program, is being funded through…

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Largen Inaugurated as 15th Seminary President

History was made November 6, 2021 as faculty, staff, students and friends gathered at St. John’s Episcopal Church for the inauguration of The Rev. Kristin Johnston Largen, Ph.D. as the 15th president of Wartburg Theological Seminary. The inauguration was also live streamed. Largen was presented for inauguration by Stephen Cornils, D.Min., chairman of the Board of…

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Announcing Beth Elness-Hanson, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible

Beth Elness-Hanson is a Bible teacher, living her vocation of facilitating learning and scholarship in service to the church. She has taught primarily Hebrew Bible at Johannelund School of Theology in Uppsala, Sweden, and Trinity Lutheran College in Everett, Wash. Her PhD is in Old Testament from VID Specialized University (formerly the School of Mission and…

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