Luther Seminary

St. Paul, MN   |  http://www.luthersem.edu/

Mission

Luther Seminary educates leaders for Christian communities called and sent by the Holy Spirit to witness to salvation through Jesus Christ and to serve in God’s world. Luther Seminary is a higher education community where theological learning is engaged with heart, mind and spirit. The seminary is the largest of the eight seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). It educates nearly one-third of the pastors in the ELCA and nearly half of its lay rostered professionals. More than 25 percent of the Luther seminary students represent faith traditions other than Lutheran. In addition, over 50 international students study at Luther Seminary. The seminary provides multiple degree options at the master's and doctoral levels. Luther Seminary also offers the most extensive program of continuing education and lifelong learning in the Lutheran Church. Literally thousands of pastors, laypeople and church professionals from many denominations take part in conferences, continuing education workshops and lay classes. They also tap educational resources developed by the seminary.

Ruling year info

1987

President

Robin Steinke

Main address

2481 Como Ave

St. Paul, MN 55108 USA

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EIN

41-1425961

NTEE code info

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

Protestant (X21)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Our programs

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Luther Seminary

Enrollment at Luther Seminary is strong at over 600 students. The seminary offers five degrees, including the Master of Divinity degree, in which approximately half the students are enrolled. Other degrees offered include the Master of Arts, Master of Theology, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Ministry.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada - Accreditation (10 years) 2015

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Luther Seminary's mission is to educate leaders for Christian communities. The world into which our graduates enter is increasingly religiously and culturally diverse, and Luther Seminary offers multiple programs reflecting the wide range of possibilities for faithful leadership in this world. Luther Seminary enrolls over 600 students in traditional degree and certificate programs. These programs prepare graduates for service in parish ministry, as well as leadership roles in congregations, classrooms, nonprofits and social justice agencies, counseling and health care organizations, and a multitude of other settings.

Approximately half of Luther Seminary's student body is enrolled in the Master of Divinity degree program, which prepares students for ordained ministry. The Seminary boasts a Master of Arts degree with seven possible concentrations, and two dual degrees: the Master of Social Work/M.A. in Theology, and M.A. in Family Therapy/M.A. in Theology. The Seminary also offers Master of Theology (M.Th.), Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree programs.

Outside of traditional degree programs, Luther Seminary's Center for Lifelong Learning offers a wealth of learning opportunities for pastors, lay leaders, and the greater church community.

Luther Seminary's internationally-renowned faculty is dedicated to developing new ways for learning the Word of God, and shaping the leaders of tomorrow. The members of the faculty vary in their theological and cultural perspectives, but are unified by their strong faith and commitment to the Seminary's mission. All have ministry experience, are well-respected research scholars, and hold advanced degrees from major North American and European doctoral programs. As such they embrace the roles of teacher, scholar, and church leader. By preaching and speaking regularly at churches, theological conferences, and symposia around the world, faculty members maintain strong ties between the Seminary and the community.

The faculty is strengthened by cooperative arrangements with other schools: with Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS) in Berkeley (emerging ministry education), with St. Olaf College (music program), and in dual degree offerings with Augsburg College (social work) and St. Mary's University of Minnesota (family therapy). In addition, over 150 “contextual faculty," including adjunct instructors, pastoral supervisors, mentors and affiliated faculty, are invited each year to teach in the Seminary's programs. This broad range of input from such a diverse pool of teaching faculty is a wonderfully rich resource for the Seminary's students, as well as the larger church community.

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Luther Seminary

Board of directors
as of 05/06/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Marge Hegge

Don Bottemiller

David Larson

Ann Christ

Beth Lewis

James Harrison

Rebecca Brown

Alison Shane

Ladd Bjorneby

Jessica Crist

Brian Bjella

Roald Eidsness

Paul Jacobson

Tim Maudlin

Stephanie Tollefson

Jon Anderson

David Anfinson

Bonnie Raquet

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)

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