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Dean O. Wenthe, Ph.D.
Professor of Exegetical Theology
Dr. Dean O. Wenthe served as President of Concordia Theological Seminary, 1996-2011, and is currently Professor of Exegetical Theology. He is a graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri (1971), received his Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary (1975), an M.A. (1985) and a Ph.D. (1991) from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. He served as Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Atlantic, Iowa, and Pastoral Assistant, Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven, Indiana.
He is an advisory member of the Commission on Theology and Church Relations. He is also a member of the Sanctity of Life Committee of LCMS World Relief and Human Care. He presently represents the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod on the Lutheran Catholic Dialogue.
Dr. Wenthe is the General Editor of the Concordia Commentary on Scripture (Concordia Publishing House) and Associate Editor of the Concordia Self-Study Bible (Concordia Publishing House). Most recently, he edited the volume on Jeremiah/Lamentations in the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (InterVarsity Press, 2009.)
He and his wife, Linda, have been blessed with four sons and several grandchildren.
Essays on the Catechism