DR. MARK SCHULER
Chairperson, Department of Theology & Ministry
Dr. Mark Schuler has been teaching religion and theology at Concordia since 1994. Schuler passes on his passion for Biblical Greek and the New Testament to Concordia students in the classroom, and gives members of the community a first-hand account of Biblical times through his ongoing archaeological research project at Hippos of the Decapolis in Israel. Since 2001, Schuler has led annual trips to the Hippos Excavations, giving Concordia students and any interested community members the rare opportunity to be part of an excavation team. The Concordia team works alongside partners from the University of Haifa to uncover the ancient city of Hippos.
Th.D., Exegetical Theology, Concordia Seminary (1991)
STM, Exegetical Theology, Concordia Seminary (1988)
M.Div., Concordia Seminary (1981)
B.A., Classical Greek concentration, Concordia College, Fort Wayne, Indiana (1977)
Biblical Greek, New Testament, Greek readings, archaeology, Christianity and Islam
DR. SUZANNE HEQUET
Term Professor of Theology & Reformation Studies
Dr. Suzanne Hequet began teaching full-time at Concordia University in August 2012. Prior to that, she taught at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, and St. John’s University and School of Theology, Collegeville, MN. Hequet has a passion for Church History, in particular the 16th century Reformation. This period marked the division of the Roman Catholic Church, a topic that Hequet researched in her book, The 1541 Colloquy at Regensburg: In Pursuit of Church Unity (2009).
Ph.D., Church History, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN (2006)
M.A., concentration in American Lutheranism, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN (1998)
B.A., majors in mathematics, German and Education, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
Luther and Reformation Studies, Post-Reformation Church History, Lutheran Confessional Writings, Protestant Theologians, Church History survey, Global Christianity, and Biblical Heritage
Office: Admin 326
MARK KOSCHMANN, M.DIV., M.A.
Instructor of Theology & Missiology, Fiechtner Chair in Christian Outreach
Rev. Mark Koschmann joined the faculty at Concordia University in Fall 2015 as the Fiechtner Chair in Christian Outreach and as an Instructor of Theology and Missiology. He also spearheads the new mentoring program of the Hoffmann Institute in urban and cross-cultural outreach. Koschmann teaches courses on Christian mission and outreach, world religions, and a special course offering for students taking part in the Hoffmann Mentoring Initiative, “Faith, Vocation, and Justice in the City.” He also teaches courses specifically related to Concordia’s Director of Christian Outreach program.
M.A., American Studies, Saint Louis University (2015)
M.Div., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (2011)
B.A., Philosophy and Christ College Scholar, Valparaiso University (2007)
Religion in America, Urban History, Race and Citizenship in the U.S., Lutheran Theology, Mission of God, and World Religions
HEATH LEWIS, M.A., DCE
Instructor of Christian Education
Heath Lewis joined the faculty at Concordia University in Fall 2015. In his role as Instructor of Christian Education, he will teach courses for Director of Christian Education (DCE) and Director of Christian Outreach (DCO) students as well as be involved in reinvigorating the historically strong Christian Education programs at Concordia University. Prior to coming to CSP, Lewis served as the Director of Discipleship at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Edmond, Oklahoma, where he has oversaw parish education and youth ministry since 2013. From 2007-13 he served as Holy Trinity’s Director of Youth Ministry.
M.A., Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University (2014)
B.A., Behavioral Sciences, Concordia University, Nebraska (2006)
DCE Certification, Concordia University, Nebraska
Christian education, Leadership
DR. DAVID LUMPP
Professor of Theology
David Lumpp has been a theology faculty member at Concordia University, St. Paul since 1990. Since 2012 he as held the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Letters. Previously he served as the Dean of the College of Vocation and Ministry beginning in 2007. He received his bachelor’s degree at Concordia Senior College; and his master of divinity, master of sacred theology, and doctor of theology degrees at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. His areas of professional expertise are primarily in systematic and historical theology.
Th.D., Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis (1989)
S.T.M., Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis (1982)
M.Div., Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis (1979)
B.A., Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, IN (1975)
Doctrine, Philosophy and Christianity, Lutheran Confessions
DR. RHODA SCHULER
Term Professor of Theology & Interdisciplinary Studies
Dr. Rhoda Schuler has been teaching full-time at Concordia University since fall 2008. In her previous life she served as executive director for a church-related non-profit that addressed problems of poverty and racism in north St. Louis County, Missouri. Her decade of work on the behalf of those on the margins of society along with her advanced theological training make her uniquely qualified to teach in the University Honors Program In litteris fideque. She teaches the spring Honors courses, which focus on service to the world and on “hearing the voices of the marginalized.”
Th.D., Historical Theology, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN (2002)
M.A., Liturgical Studies, St. John’s University School of Theology, Collegeville, MN (1993)
B.A., Theology major, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN (1977)
Church history survey, Christianity in the U.S., liturgy and worship, interdisciplinary teaching in the Honors Program in litteris fideque