The Rev. Dr Arnold E. Kromphardt, former president of the LCMS Eastern District, died 23 April 2016 in New Port Richey, Florida. He was 86.
Dr Kromphardt served 13 years as Eastern District President, from 1978 to 1991. These were the formative years of our seminary, in which Dr Kromphardt took a leading role. He was a strong advocate and continued to encourage men to study at St. Catharines after he retired to Florida.
Dr John Stephenson, Professor of Historical Theological, recalls fondly that President Kromphardt installed him into his first parish, The Lutheran Church of the Escarpment, Lewiston, New York, in February 1986.
The seminary’s Kromphardt Fund provides financial aid to American students who wish to study here.
For further information, see the following story on the LCMS online Reporter: https://blogs.lcms.org/2016/arnold-kromphardt-dies