CTS Welcomes New Faculty and Ordained Staff

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTS)—The Concordia Theological Seminary community is pleased to welcome two new members to our faculty and ordained staff.

The Rev. Brian Crane has joined the staff as an Advancement Officer. Crane (CTS 2007) most recently served as pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hilbert, Wisc. “I am deeply honored and humbled to have been called to serve as an Advancement Officer for CTS. After having the privilege of serving as a parish pastor, I can now share the mission and vision of the seminary with the people and congregations of our Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod,” said Crane.

“It has been said our Lord works in mysterious ways, and indeed He does. What an honor to have my classmate and friend, Rev. Brian Crane, back working at the seminary. He is a faithful servant of our Lord and His Church and I am certain his service to the seminary will prove to be an abundant blessing to the church at large,” commented the Rev. Jon Scicluna, CTS vice president for Resource Development.

The Rev. Dr. John Reynolds (CTS 1998) is the newest member of the CTS faculty and will serve as an assistant professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions, and director of Vicarage. Reynolds comes to the seminary from Randolph, N.J., where he served as pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. “I am deeply humbled and honored to accept the call to serve at CTS. My 15 years of parish experience, including four years as a circuit counselor and my advanced studies in pastoral care and counseling, will assist me as I help to form future pastors," offered Reynolds.

“We are very thankful to have two current needs at CTS, the teaching of pastoral counseling and the administration of the vicarage process, met by Dr. Reynolds. His advanced training in counseling and his pastoral experience will be a blessing to our students," said Dr. Charles Gieschen, CTS academic dean.

Please keep these men in your prayers as they continue to serve Christ and His Church by forming servants in Jesus Christ who teach the faithful, reach the lost and care for all.