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CLTS calls president

July 16, 2012 2 Comments

Rev. Dr. Thomas Winger has received the divine call to serve as President of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS) in St. Catharines (Ontario). After two days of interviews, much discussion, and prayer, the electors appointed by Lutheran Church-Canada issued the call to Dr. Winger July 11, 2012.

“With joy, we embrace Dr. Winger’s leadership at CLTS,” said the seminary’s Board of Regents, “to serve God’s mission by preparing servants for the Holy Ministry of Word and Sacrament.”

Dr. Winger is a 1990 alumnus of CLTS. He also studied at Concordia College (Ann Arbor, Michigan) and Westfield House (Cambridge, England), the latter of which he served as an instructor from 1999-2006. He has been a professor with CLTS since 2006, and was serving as the seminary’s acting president at the time of his call to serve as president. Previously, Dr. Winger served as pastor at Grace Lutheran (St. Catharines).


  • Wannacrossstitch said:

    Does he not have to accept said call before he is able to be named President of CLTS??

  • Glenn Kahle said:

    It is too bad we cannot agree to one seminary in LC-C.  Dr. Winger would be a great candidate for its president. But we continue to be less than reasonable with the whole seminary thing so that now we have two very small seminaries serving the same church when one is logically, spiritually and fiscally a better choice.  Ah politics… only the other side of heaven will they disappear.  Congrats on your call doctor.  I hope you strive for the unification of our seminaries as a priorty.  If our church was a growing church… evangelical was our primary adjective and our schools were busting at the seams as our congregations would be also, then the need would be here for the two.  And possibly a Concordia University in Eastern Canada too but reality shouts a different picture and we have a lot of kingdom work to do to turn the tide.  In the mean time, let us be good stewards sharing what we have… one administration would be a good start.
    Glenn Kahle… Stratford, ON

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