Rod C Maeker
Associate Director Emeritus, Contextual Leadership Initiative (Cross-Cultural Education)

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Speaking Topics:

Rod C Maeker is available to speak at your congregation's event or adult forum on the following topics. For other faculty and staff resources, visit our Online Resource Guide

  • Cross-Cultural Ministry -- Who Needs It?
  • Mission and Intercultural Communication
  • Our Mission in a World of Many Cultures
  • Racism: What Are We Really Dealing with Here?
  • The Art of Crossing Cultures
  • Why Cross-Cultural Education


M.Div.Wartburg Theological Seminary
Dubuque, IA
B.A.Texas Lutheran College
Seguin, TX


Rodney Maeker became interim director of cross-cultural education at Luther Seminary in 1991 and was named director in 1994.

Ordained in 1969, Maeker first served Trinity Lutheran Church, Stonewall, Texas, a rural congregation in the middle of Lyndon Baines Johnson State Park. He reorganized a fast-growing suburban parish, Christ the Victor Lutheran Church, Victoria, Texas (1974-80). Maeker served



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