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The Wangerin Preaching Series: A History

Sept. 9, 2012 – Inauguration of the Walter Wangerin Jr. Celebration of Excellence in Preaching Series at the Chapel of the Resurrection begins with the Rev. Dr Frederick Niedner preaching, with a service that included a time of blessing and thanksgiving for Walt Wangerin and his work.

Sun., Nov. 11, 2012 – Rev. Susan Briehl, Distinguished Professor of the Art of Ministry, Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa.

Dec. 2, 2012 – The Rev. Dr. John Arthur Nunes, President and CEO of Lutheran World Relief

Jan. 20, 2013 – The Rev. Dr. David Vasquez, campus pastor, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa

April 7, 2013  – The Rev. Dr. David R. Schmitt, Gregg H. Benidt Chair in Homiletics and Literature, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Oct. 20, 2013 – Rev. James Honig, Senior Pastor of Faith Ev. Lutheran Church, Glen Ellyn , Illinois, and published novelist

Nov. 17, 2013 – Rev. Dr. Leopoldo Sanchez, Director of the Center for Hispanic Study & the Werner R.H. Krause and Elizabeth Ringger Krause Endowed Chair for Hispanic Ministries at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Feb. 2, 2014 – The Rev. Dr. Dean Nadasdy, President of the Minnesota South District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod and author of gospel dramas

April 27, 2014 – The Rev. Dr. Barbara K. Lundblad, The Joe R. Engle Professor of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and published author

Sept. 28, 2014  – The Rev. Dr. Wesley Avram, Senior Pastor of Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, North Scottsdale, Ariz., and author of Where the Light Shines Through (Brazos, 2005) and Anxious About Empire (Brazaos, 2004)

Oct. 5, 2014 – The Rev. Dr. Travis Scholl, Managing Editor for Theological Publications at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and author of Walking the Labyrinth

Feb. 22, 2015 – The Rev. Dr. Wyvetta Bullock, Executive for Administration in the Office of the Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Chicago

April 12, 2015 – The Rev. Tim Runtsch, Senior Pastor, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fort Collins, Colorado

Sept. 20, 2015  – Dr. Karyn L. Wiseman, Associate Professor of Homiletics and Director of United Methodist Studies at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

Nov. 8, 2015 – The Rev. Matt Peeples, Lead and Founding Pastor of The Point in Knoxville, Tenn.

April 3, 2016 – The Rev. Dr. Karoline M. Lewis, Associate Professor of Preaching and Alvin N. Rogness Chair of Homiletics, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn.

April 24, 2016 – The Rev. Dr. Victor J. Belton, Pastor of Peace Lutheran Church, Decatur, Ga., and a member of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod national Board of Directors

Sept. 11, 2016 – The Rev. Dr. Joshua Hollmann, Chair of Liberal Studies, Assistant Professor of Religion and Campus Chaplain for Concordia College, Bronxville, N.Y.

Oct. 30, 2016 –  The Rev. Dr. Y. Franklin Ishida, Program Director for Asia Pacific with ELCA Global Mission

April 23, 2017 at 10 a.m. – The Rev. Timo-Matti Haapiainen, Project Secretary at The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland

Oct.  29, 2017 – Reformation Sunday: The Rev. Abdi Mulat, a pastor and professor at the Central Seminary of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) who is currently a PhD student at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN, preaches at Sunday morning worship on Reformation Sunday, marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

Nov. 5, 2017 – Rozella Haydée White, Houston City Director for Mission Year and former Director for Young Adult Ministry for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

April 22, 2018 – The Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, the Founder and President of Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem

April 29, 2018 – The Rev. Heitor Stahnke, Universidade Luterana do Brasil

Oct.  21, 2018 – The Rev. Pamela R. Fickenscher (‘90), Senior Pastor of St John Lutheran Church, Northfield, Minn.

Nov. 11, 2018 — The Rev. William Yonker, Senior Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS), East Dundee, Illinois

April 7, 2019 — Rev. William (“Billy”) Brath (LCMS), Director of Ministry Support Advancement, Lutheran Church Extension Fund

April 28, 2019 –– The Very Reverend John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry Cathedral, England (Church of England)

Oct.  6, 2019 – The Rev. Hesham Shehab, associate pastor for Salam Christian Fellowship at Peace Lutheran Church (LCMS), Lombard, Ill.

Nov. 3, 2019 –The Rev. Kelly Chatman, Senior Pastor, Redeemer Lutheran Church (ELCA), Minneapolis, Minn.

The series has concluded.