Pastor David Edwards (CSP ’13) was ordained into the ministerium of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod on Sunday, May 26, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, McKinney, Texas. Pr. Edwards graduated this spring from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and will serve as senior pastor of Word of Life Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. Present at the event was David’s classmate, Kyle Sorkness, who graduated this spring from Princeton Seminary and will be entering an MAR program at Yale University this fall. We give thanks to God for these fine graduates and servants of Christ’s Church.
Dr. Samuel Deressa has been appointed as coordinator of pre-seminary programs at CSP.
He will now be the point person in working with pre-pastoral and pre-deaconess students and will serve as the primary interface with the seminaries and the LCMS board of pastoral education.
Dr. Deressa brings a distinct global perspective to the post, having grown up in Ethiopia and coming to us from the Mekane Yesus LCMS community.
Two members of the Dept. of Theology and Ministry have recently announced publications:
Prof. Heath Lewis wrote a chapter for Connected for Life: Essential Guide to Youth Ministry. The book will be released with Concordia Publishing House on June 19! You can learn a little more about this project here: https://books.cph.org/connected-for-life?sfns=mo.
Dr. Samuel Deressa has published a portion of his PhD dissertation in Missio Africanus: Journal of African Missiology. The article is titled, ” Congregational Ministries and Leadership Formation in the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus.” You can read the article here.