Professor Kris Stache Delivers A Sabbatical Lecture

Kristine Stache

Kris Stache, PhD

On November 16, the Seminary community and guests gathered to hear a sabbatical lecture from Professor Kristine M. Stache entitled, “Formation & Vocation: A Spiritual Journey In and Out of the Depths.”

Prof. Stache was awarded two partial-semester sabbaticals, one in 2013 and another in 2016. Her sabbatical project sought to deepen her own vocational self-understanding. In particular, Prof. Stache asked, “How does a Christian understanding of vocation capture the many different roles and responsibilities of my life?” and in turn, “In what ways do the primary relationships of my life shape my understanding of who God is?”

Prof. Stache joined the Seminary faculty in January of 2007 and she currently serves as Associate Professor of Missional Leadership and holder of the The Wilhelm Loehe Chair in Mission. As a part of the Seminary’s commitment to innovative forms of theological education, this academic year, President Louise N. Johnson appointed her Director of Innovative Initiates. In this new role, Prof. Stache will assist President Johnson in building new partnerships and developing a series of new initiatives.

Watch the full lecture below:



About Wartburg Theological Seminary

Wartburg Theological Seminary is one of eight theological seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and the Higher Learning Commission. Wartburg educates women and men to serve the church’s mission as ordained and lay leaders. Established in Dubuque, Iowa in 1854, Wartburg Seminary is in its 163rd academic year.