Dr. Bruss joined the faculty in fall of 2022, assigned to the Department of Systematic Theology.
He earned the B.A. in 1989 at St. Olaf College (classics magna cum laude), the M.Div. in 1994 at Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary (ELS) in Mankato, Minnesota, and the M.A. and Ph.D. in classics and philosophy from the University of Minnesota in 1996 and 2000 respectively.
From 1991 through 2002 he served on the faculty of Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, and thereafter at St. Olaf College, The University of the South, and the University of Kansas. From 2013 through 2022 he served as pastor at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Topeka, Kansas.
Dr. Bruss has been a contributing translator to the CPH Luther’s Works supplement, most notably the Annotationes in Matthaeum, was a director of the Concordia University System from 2019 till 2022, and continues to serve on the 2019 Resolution 7-03 Committee examining the governance of the Concordia University System.
He and his wife Kristine have one adult child.