Rev. Esko Murto announced to the seminary community today that he has decided to accept the call to serve as Assistant Professor of Theology at CLTS. Since he is already serving as a visiting professor, the transition will be smooth. He will officially take up the new post on 1 July 2017. Plans for his installation have not yet been determined.
Rev. Esko Murto, STM, is a native of Orivesi, Finland, and served as pastor of two congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland (2009-15). Since 2015 Rev. Murto has been a visiting professor at Concordia, St. Catharines. He holds an MTh from the University of Helsinki and an STM from Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne. He will be married to Elisabeth Rehr on 30 December 2016, in Sottrum, Germany.
We give thanks to God and pray for the blessing of His Spirit on Rev. Murto’s ongoing ministry.
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This is great news! It is a tremendous blessing to the church to have serious theologians and battle-hardened veterans training the next generation of pastors and other church workers. We have had exactly such a team in St. Catharines for a while, and it looks like Rev. Murto is another great addition.