Tim Coltvet, director of contextual learning, serves on a literature review team through the Association for Theological Field Educators. He recently submitted two book reviews of Catholic titles: “Supervision of Ministry Students” by Regina Coll and “A Concise Guide to Supervising a Ministry Student” by Ann Garrido. A collaborative project with field educators across the association, the literature review team’s work will be included in a 2020 publication of the journal Reflective Practice.
Mark Granquist, professor and Lloyd and Annelotte Svendsbye chair in church history, presented a series of three adult education classes on the theme “Reading Romans with Luther” at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, in Afton, Minnesota, in March. He also signed a contract with Baker Academic Press to write a new book, a general history of Christianity in America, due in 2022. Read his thoughts on churches and leaders who are thriving in ministry alongside immigrants.
Mary Jane Haemig, professor emeritus of church history, contributed to the revised edition of a classical ministerial prayer book from 1959 called the “Ministers’ Prayerbook: An Order of Prayers and Readings,” written by John Doberstein.
Steven Haggmark ’80 M.Div., ’92 Ph.D., who previously served as professor of Islamic studies and Christian mission and world religions at Luther Seminary, died in April. He also served as director of the Global Mission Institute from 2008 to 2010. Haggmark was ordained in the ELCA, served St. John Lutheran Church in Rosemount, Minnesota, and taught and lectured in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.
Marie Y. Hayes, director of international student and scholar affairs, recently visited Nigeria to attend the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria’s 95th national convention at the invitation of LCCN Archbishop and Lutheran World Federation President Musa Panti Filibus ’98 Ph.D. Read more about her work and the students she serves.
Cameron Howard, associate professor of Old Testament, delivered a paper, titled “The Laugh of the Matriarch: Sarah’s Laughter as Écriture Féminine,” at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in November. She also contributed three lectionary commentaries to the “Year A” volumes of “Connections: A Lectionary Commentary Resource” published by Westminster John Knox Press.
Dirk G. Lange, professor of worship and Fredrik A. Schiotz chair of missions, was elected deputy general secretary for ecumenical relations of the Lutheran World Federation for a five-year term that began in February. Lange relocated to Geneva for this term and will return to the seminary campus twice annually to teach worship courses as intensives.
Karoline Lewis—director of the Doctor of Ministry program, associate professor, and the Marbury E. Anderson chair of biblical preaching—is releasing two books this year. “A Lay Preacher’s Guide: How to Craft a Faithful Sermon” was released in May, and “Embody: Five Keys to Leading with Integrity” will be released in August.
In March, Grace (Duddy) Pomroy ’12 M.A. returned to Luther Seminary as the director of the Stewardship Leaders Program.
Matthew Skinner, professor of New Testament, released “Acts: Catching Up with the Spirit” in March, along with a leader guide and a set of videos to assist small-group study. He currently serves as the scholar for adult education at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis.
Beverly Wallace, associate professor of congregational and community care, was inducted to the 35th Martin Luther King Jr. College of Ministers and Laity of Morehouse College in Atlanta.
Dwight Zscheile, vice president of innovation and associate professor of congregational mission and leadership, was a plenary speaker in January at the Rooted in Jesus 2020 conference in Atlanta and in February at Ignite the Church conference in Orlando, Florida. He published a chapter, “Cultivating the Spirit’s Leadership in Congregational Life,” in “What is Jesus Doing? Divine Agency in the Life of the Church and the Work of the Pastor” from InterVarsity Press Academic. Read his perspective on adapting methods of ministry during the pandemic.