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CLS announces presidential nominees

August 9, 2013 No Comment

clsEDMONTON – Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS) has announced the names of those nominated for the office of President of CLS. The deadline for nominations was July 15. (The Canadian Lutheran will publish an updated list when the seminary has received responses from all nominees.)

Nominees are listed below in alphabetical order by last name, with each entry noting whether the nominee had accepted, declined, or was still considering the nomination at time The Canadian Lutheran went to press. The nominees have until August 15 to respond to their nomination.

  1. Rev. Dr. Scott Ashmon (Irvine, California) – declined
  2. Rev. Dr. Richard Beinert (Winnipeg, Manitoba) – declined
  3. Rev. Dr. Joel Biermann (St. Louis, Missouri) – still considering
  4. Rev. Dr. Robert Bugbee (Winnipeg, Manitoba) – declined
  5. Rev. Dr. Steve Chambers (Edmonton, Alberta) – still considering
  6. Rev. Dr. James Gimbel (St. Paul, Minnesota) – accepted
  7. Rev. Dr. Joel Humann (Cambridge, England) – declined
  8. Rev. Dr. James Keller (Waterloo, Ontario) – accepted
  9. Rev. Dr. Thomas Korcok (Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario) – still considering
  10. Rev. Dr. John Maxfield (Edmonton, Alberta) – accepted
  11. Rev. Dr. Steven Mueller (Irvine, California) – declined
  12. Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Oschwald (St. Louis, Missouri) – still considering
  13. Rev. Dr. Joseph Randrianasolo (Madagascar) – still considering
  14. Rev. Dr. Harold Ristau (Angus, Ontario) – still considering
  15. Rev. Dr. Paul Robinson (St. Louis, Missouri) – declined
  16. Rev. Dr. Glenn Schaeffer (Edmonton, Alberta) – accepted
  17. Rev. Dr. Bruce Schuchard (St. Louis, Missouri) – declined
  18. Rev. Dr. William Schumacher (St. Louis, Missouri) – still considering
  19. Rev. Dr. Andrew Steinmann (Elmhurst, Illinois) – declined
  20. Rev. Dr. Jonathan Strand (Edmonton, Alberta) – still considering
  21. Rev. Dr. Wilhelm Torgerson (St. Catherines, Ontario) – declined

In total, four of these nominees have accepted the nomination to stand for president: Rev. Dr. James Keller, Rev. Dr. James Gimbel, Rev. Dr. John Maxfield,  and Rev. Dr. Glenn Schaeffer. Eight others are still considering the nomination.

All comments regarding these nominees must be filed with the secretary of the Board of Regents (contact information below) before September 30, 2013. The election is scheduled for Friday, October 25, 2013.

Contact the secretary at:

Rev. Peter Van Katwyk
Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church
18 Selkirk Boulevard
Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 0G2


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