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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Diemer Family Establishes Scholarship Fund

For Steve and Terri Diemer, what started out as a trip down memory lane turned into a mission to make a difference. The close knit Diemer family from Madison, WI grew up familiar with Wartburg Theological Seminary because of how highly their father, Joel ‘64, spoke about his alma mater and how many close family…

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Diemer Family Establishes Scholarship Fund

For Steve and Terri Diemer, what started out as a trip down memory lane turned into a mission to make a difference. The close knit Diemer family from Madison, WI grew up familiar with Wartburg Theological Seminary because of how highly their father, Joel ‘64, spoke about his alma mater and how many close family…

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