Members Present

  • Elli Cucksey, Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University
  • Richard A. Lammert, Concordia Theological Seminary
  • Robert Roethemeyer, Concordia Theological Seminary


Round Robin reports by the institutions represented

Round Robin Reports

Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University – Elli reported that, as an embedded institution of Capital University, the seminary shares not only in having the support of the university, but also in the financial constraints of the university. Capital University has lost its Academic Dean, one Admissions person, and the university pastor. She is the only person in the library, but is supported by 10 to 12 students who work 8 to 10 hours per week. On the plus side, Trinity has recently added Hebrew back into the curriculum. The last accreditation of the seminary went well.

Concordia Theological Seminary – Robert reported on personnel changes at the seminary: two part-time faculty wives are leaving or have left their positions; a new Technical Services Librarian is in place; and a new Access Services Librarian will arrive in August. These additions to the staff are in anticipation of several full-time staff retirements in the next few years. The staff is supported by 3 FTE of student workers throughout the year. The main activities of the seminary in the summer are the Christ Academy for high-school-age students and the summer language programs. This year, the Christ Academy is hosting 100 men and 40 women. The summer Greek class has 23 students, while summer Hebrew has 17 students. Richard spoke of his upcoming retirement at the end of summer.