Prof. John Brug and Prof. Forrest Bivens are completing 40 years of service in the public ministry. On Sunday, April 22, the seminary community, together with their friends and families, will gather in the auditorium to give thanks to God for his blessings to and through these two servants of the gospel. The service begins at 3:00 p.m. and will be conducted by Pastor Paul Brug of Shoreland Lutheran High School and Pastor David Bivens of Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, Houston, TX. A reception will follow the service in the cafeteria.
Both men are 1971 graduates of the seminary. After serving congregations in Pennsylvania and at Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN, Dr. Brug was called to the seminary in 1983. Prof. Bivens served congregations in San Jose, CA, and Saginaw, MI, before being called to the seminary in 1993. Both have taught primarily in the areas of dogmatics and Old Testament studies.