CTS Announces New Appointments
Faculty and Staff
FORT WAYNE, IN
(CTS)—With an eye to the future and prayerful consideration the Board of
Regents of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana,
is pleased to announce several new appointments. “The Lord blesses mightily,” said President
Lawrence Rast, “and we see that particularly in the leadership that He provides
for the church. These men are gifts from God for this seminary and for
the Synod it serves.”
Dr. James G. Bushur,
joined the faculty in the fall of 2006 as Assistant Professor of Historical
Theology. He served as pastor at Immanuel Lutheran
Indiana (1999-2006) and Trinity
his B.A. in Biblical Literature from Taylor
Indiana (1989), M.Div. (1993) and S.T.M.
(Thesis: The Flesh of Christ and the Economy of Salvation in the Teaching of
St. Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, 1998) from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
He recently completed his Ph.D. at the University of Durham, U.K.
Dr. Charles A. Gieschen,
joined the faculty in 1996 and now serves as Professor of Exegetical Theology
and Academic Dean. He also serves as the Associate Editor of the Concordia
Theological Quarterly and the Archaeological Dig Coordinator for seminary
graduation from CTS (1984), he studied New Testament and Early Judaism at
Princeton Theological Seminary where he received his Th.M. (1985). He received
his Ph.D. from the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan
Dr. Arthur A. Just Jr.,
Exegetical Theology Department
Dr. Just has
been on the faculty of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, since 1984. He is presently Professor
and Chairman of Exegetical Theology, and Co-Director of the Good Shepherd
Institute of Pastoral Theology and Sacred Music. He teaches New Testament,
liturgics, homiletics, catechetics, and pastoral theology.
studied at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut (1982) and at Yale
Divinity School (1983-1984), receiving his S.T.M. from Yale in New Testament
and Liturgics in 1984. He received his Ph.D. from the University
of Durham in England in 1990 in the New
Prof. Jeffrey H. Pulse,
joined the CTS faculty in 2007 and serves as Associate Professor of Exegetical
Theology, Director of Continuing Education and Director of Vicarage. Following
graduation from Concordia Teachers College in Seward,
Nebraska, with a B.S. in Elementary Education
(1980), he attended Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, completing his M.Div. in 1984.
His 22 years in the parish were served in St. John’s
Burt, Iowa and
Peace Lutheran, Bremerton, Washington. He completed his S.T.M. from CTS
while in the parish in 1990.
Pulse is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Durham, England, in
the area of Old Testament, specifically, “Concepts of the Afterlife in the Old
Testament and Second Temple Judaism.”
Rev. Thomas P. Zimmerman,
P. Zimmerman has served the seminary since 2001 in Admission, Advancement, and
now, as Dean of Students. He studied at Concordia
Lutheran Junior College, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and completed his undergraduate work at
Concordia Teacher’s College, Seward, Nebraska. He completed a Masters
in Educational Administration at Concordia
College, River Forest, Illinois before continuing
his studies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. He
was ordained at Immanuel Lutheran Church,
Downers Grove, Illinois on July 22, 1984. He has served as pastor of congregations in Michigan, Illinois and Indiana.
the Concordia Theological Seminary community in praying God’s richest blessing
on these men as they work to fulfill the seminary’s mission to form servants in
Jesus Christ who teach the faithful, reach the lost and care for all.