Heidi Albers was promoted from the Office of Technology role of enterprise application specialist to business systems analyst II in November.
Professor of Leadership Terri Elton ’98 M.A., ’07 Ph.D. gained an additional role in February as director of Faith+Lead Academy, where she oversees the development of noncredit digital courses for ordained and lay leaders beyond Luther Seminary’s degree programs.
Professor Emeritus Terence Fretheim ’60 M.Div. died November 16. While he was still a student at Luther Seminary, he became a teaching fellow in Greek. During his 45-year career at the seminary, he served as chair of the curriculum committee, acting chair of Old Testament, dean of academic affairs, and Elva B. Lovell Professor of Old Testament.
Mark Granquist, professor and Lloyd and Annelotte Svendsbye Chair in Church History, received a 2020 Award of Commendation from the Concordia Historical Institute for his book, “A History of Luther Seminary 1869–2019.” The awards are given annually to recognize excellent works in the field of American Lutheran history.
Gracia Grindal ’83 M.A., professor emerita of rhetoric, released a collection of poems, “Jesus the Harmony: Gospel Sonnets for 366 Days,” published by Fortress Press in April.
Mary Hess, professor of educational leadership, coauthored “Becoming a White Antiracist: A Practical Guide for Educators, Leaders, and Activists” with educator Stephen Brookfield in April. She also presented a lecture, “Digital Theologies and Pedagogies Amidst Pandemic,” to Spurgeon’s College in England in March.
Asher O. and Carrie Nasby Professor Emeritus of New Testament Arland J. Hultgren authored “Confession and Community in the Letters of John,” which was published in the Winter 2021 issue of Word & World.
Craig Koester ’80 M.Div., professor and Asher O. and Carrie Nasby Chair of New Testament, co-edited the volume “Signs and Discourses in John 5 and 6,” published by Mohr Siebeck. The book includes essays by an international group of scholars who share research on the Gospel of John.
Katie Langston ’21 M.Div., Faith+Lead’s director of digital strategy, released a spiritual memoir, “Sealed: An Unexpected Journey into the Heart of Grace,” published by Thornbush Press in April.
Professor of Biblical Preaching Joy J. Moore, who assumed the role of vice president of academic affairs and academic dean in September, was celebrated at an installation service for her new position May 12. The day’s events included a worship service, lecture, and panel discussion.
Jody Nyenhuis was promoted from MDivX program coordinator to associate director. Learn more about the accelerated M.Div. program.
Professor and Carrie Olson Baalson Chair of Youth and Family Ministry Andrew Root published “The Congregation in a Secular Age: Keeping Sacred Time Against the Speed of Modern Life” in January.