President & Governance
If you are reading this, you may be considering or have decided to enter the seminary. We are happy that you are considering our seminary. For twenty-eight years, students such as yourself have been blessed by coming to our seminary to receive theological training. I know that you also will not be disappointed.
Most of our students have been men who were preparing for pastoral ministry in Lutheran Church--Canada. To provide such training was the primary reason why our seminary was founded in 1984. All of our professors have been pastors and have had experience in pastoral ministry. In the classroom and in their other dealings with students they have served as pastoral models for seminarians who were preparing to occupy pulpits in our church. However, our professors have also been academics who had achieved a doctorate in theology or were on the road to this degree. For this reason, they brought to their classes a background of understanding in the various fields of theology. As a result, the Master of Divinity of our seminary has been accredited with the Association of Theological Schools for the past thirteen years.
In addition to preparing men for pastoral ministry in Lutheran Church--Canada, our seminary has also always welcomed men and women who have come from churches other than our own. Some have not had pastoral ministry in view. We were happy to have them study along-side of our ministerial students.
I am pleased to tell you that the original purposes of our seminary continue to be those to which we adhere today. Indeed, we are positioned to serve your academic needs as never before. For instance, it you wish to check out what our seminary offers or if you are looking to enter the seminary in the future, you can take a single course in our Open Studies program. Eight Open Studies courses will result in a Graduate Certificate of Theological Studies and courses can be credited to your Master of Divinity program if you decide later to study full-time for the pastoral ministry. Some of our courses are also offered by Distance Education methods.
If you have questions and wish to speak with me, I would be happy to have you contact me. I am as close as a telephone or e-mail.
Yours Servant for Jesus’ Sake,
Dr. Norman J. Threinen, Th.D.