May 07, 2008 Print This Article

Concordia Seminary Commencement Set For May 16

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, cordially invites the public to its Commencement exercises for the 2008 graduating class on Friday, May 16. The day will begin with a special baccalaureate service at 10:00 a.m. in The Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus, and will end with Commencement at 7:00 p.m. in the main quadrangle of the Seminary campus, weather permitting.

During the morning service, all graduates who have been certified by the Concordia Seminary faculty as eligible to receive calls to serve as pastors or deaconesses in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod will receive theological diplomas. In the evening, academic degrees and honors will be conferred.

Dr. David Wollenburg, associate professor of practical theology and director of the Specific Ministry Pastor Program (SMP) at Concordia Seminary, will deliver the sermon for the Theological Diploma service. Mr. Len Walter, business and financial editor of WBBM NewsRadio in Chicago, will deliver the Commencement address.

The Seminary anticipates approximately 179 academic degrees will be granted in the Commencement service. This year’s graduates join more than 12,000 previous Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, graduates who have served as pastors, missionaries, chaplains and deaconesses during the Seminary’s 169-year history.

For more information, contact Communications, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; (314) 505-7374;