Get to know Professor Thomas D. Kock

In January our Governing Board called Pastor Thomas D. Kock to serve as a professor in the areas of Practical Theology (especially Christian education) and Old Testament. Prof. Kock, his wife, Beth, and their family moved to the campus in late May.

Lyceum on Nigeria

On Wednesday, September 24, Pastor Douglas Weiser will speak to the seminary student body and faculty about mission work in Nigeria.

After serving as WELS liaison to the Lutheran congregations in Nigeria for many years, Pastor Weiser was called this year to serve as a “non-resident” missionary, i.e., to reside in the United States but maintain regular communication and make regular visits to Nigeria to counsel and assist pastors, congregations, and efforts at seminary training.

Classes to start

Our 151st school year is about to begin. Dorms open on Thursday the 21st. Incoming juniors will have orientation Monday morning, August 25. That evening at 7pm, a worship service will formally open the year. This worship service will also include the installation of the seminary’s newest professor, Thomas Kock. On Tuesday classes begin with 90 students on campus and 32 vicars serving congregations throughout North America.

The opening worship with installation will be streamed live at

Friends of the Seminary Day to be held

Our Friends of the Seminary Day will be held Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Sponsored by the WLS Auxiliary, this annual event highlights the way your gifts help WLS support the worldwide mission of WELS. You’ll hear about students and professors who serve in mission fields.
Senior Philip Hunter will talk about his year as a vicar in a mission setting at Faith, Sharpsburg, Ga. God used Phil’s time, energy, and conversations to bring lost sheep to the Shepherd—and that simple mission increased his patience, compassion, and desire to be a pastor.