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Edmonton seminary names new interim president

November 17, 2011 One Comment

Rev. Dr. Norman Threinen

The Board of Regents of Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS), Edmonton has announced the appointment of Rev. Dr. Norman Threinen as interim president, effective January 1, 2012. 

Dr. Threinen’s history with the seminary dates back to its inception in 1984 when he joined the faculty as an assistant professor. He became a full professor in 1993, a position he held until his retirement in 2002. Dr. Threinen also served as Acting President of CLS in 2003-2004 when then-president Rev. Andy Bacon was engaged in military chaplain duty.

“The board is very grateful that Dr. Threinen is willing to lead the seminary during this transitional time,” said Rev. Mark Dressler, chair of the Board of Regents. “We ask the community of Lutheran Church–Canada to keep both of the seminaries in their individual and corporate prayers.”

Dr. Threinen takes over as interim president from Rev. Dr. Edwin Lehman who is currently serving in that position following the resignation of President Manfred Zeuch at the end of October.

  • Pastor Sye Van Maanen

    Thank you Dr. Threinen.  I thank God for your work.