Mission Specialist to Serve at CTSFW
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—The Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, community will celebrate the beginning of the 172nd academic year with Opening Service on Tuesday, September 5, at 10:00 a.m. in Kramer Chapel. CTSFW President Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr. will serve as preacher for the service. The service will be live streamed at www.ctsfw.edu/DailyChapel and at www.facebook.com/CTSFW.
In addition to welcoming new and returning students, the Rev. Don C. Wiley will be installed as a mission specialist. The Rev. Daniel J.Brege, first vice president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Indiana District, will conduct the installation.
Wiley recently completed his Ph.D. in Missiology at CTSFW and has been serving as assistant director of Spanish Language Church Worker Formation at the Seminary. His new duties will include overseeing and teaching pastoral formation courses in Spanish, as well as teaching M.Div. and Ph.D. in Missiology courses. “What a privilege it is to serve the Lord’s Church in preparing future pastors and missiologists, especially the much-needed formation of men to serve in Hispanic ministries both here in the U.S. and internationally,” said Wiley.
“We have been blessed to have Dr. Wiley generously deployed to Fort Wayne by his congregation in Redlands, California, over the past few years as he completed his Ph.D. in Missiology and taught some courses for us. This will enable a smooth transition to his new duties in the academic year ahead,” commented CTSFW Academic Dean Charles A. Gieschen. “We are thrilled to have a pastor and scholar fluent in Spanish with much mission and parish experience on board.”