We rejoice to announce and give thanks to God our Father that Rev. Dr Thomas Korcok has accepted the call to serve as a Professor of Theology at CLTS. Dr Korcok will fill the position that has been vacant since Rev. Esko Murto accepted a call back to Finland in 2019. He has been teaching as a visiting professor in this fall semester, and so will transition seamlessly into his new role in January. Details on an installation are still being discussed.
On 27 October the Board of Regents extended two calls to potential faculty members. We await a decision from Rev. Stephen Preus of Vinton, Iowa. Please continue praying that God would grant him wisdom in his deliberations as you thank God with us for Dr Korcok.
Rev. Dr Thomas Korcok is a 1987 graduate of CLTS. He served as pastor of congregations in Barrie and Locksley, Ontario, for twenty years. He taught Catechetics as a guest instructor at CLTS (2004-08) and served as Director of Advancement (2007). He holds an MPhil from the University of Glasgow (2005) and a PhD from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (2009), focussing on classical Lutheran education, and is author of Lutheran Education: From Wittenberg to the Future (CPH, 2011). He taught religion at Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY (2010-13). He has been a reserve chaplain in the Canadian Forces since 2009, and since 2014 has been a professor of theology at Concordia University Chicago, and recently established their Center for the Advancement of Lutheran Liberal Arts. He resides in Niagara-on-the-Lake with his wife Doreen, with whom he has two grown children.