The Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer, president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, has announced his intent to retire effective June 30, 2020. Therefore, the Board of Regents of Concordia Seminary, with the approval of the president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), herewith issues a call for the nomination of candidates for the presidency of Concordia Seminary.
Nominations must be filed with the undersigned by Aug. 31, 2020 (Bylaw 22.214.171.124.2(b)). Nominations filed before June 2, 2020, will not be considered. The duties and responsibilities of the president of the seminary are specified in Bylaw 126.96.36.199 in the Synod Handbook. Nominations may be submitted only by congregations of the Synod, the Board of Regents of Concordia Seminary and the faculty of Concordia Seminary (Bylaw 188.8.131.52.2(a)).
A suggested form for nominations is available at csl.edu/president-search. Use of the form is not required, but nominations from congregations must be submitted in writing (including by electronic copy), and must contain, at minimum, the name, city and district of the congregation; the date of the meeting at which the nomination was made; the name(s) and location(s) of the nominee(s); and the signatures and printed names of the pastor and two officers of the nominating congregation.
Nominations should be delivered by email to email@example.com or by mail to Mark O. Stern, Secretary, Concordia Seminary Board of Regents, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105. Nominations must be postmarked (mail) or received (email) no later than Aug. 31, 2020. A list of the nominees who meet the bylaw qualifications for the office and who have consented to let their names stand for election will be submitted for publication in an official periodical of the LCMS, and posted on the seminary website, by Sept. 15, 2020.
By authority of the Board of Regents, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mark O. Stern, Secretary
Posted July 2, 2020