John R. Stephenson, PhD
Professor of Historical Theology, Registrar, Director of Library
Received degrees from the universities of Oxford (MA 1974), Cambridge (GDipTh 1975), and Durham (PhD 1983). Author of volumes 12 (Lord’s Supper) and 13 (Eschatology) of the series Confessional Lutheran Dogmatics, and translator of Wilhelm Löhe’s Aphorisms. Served Lutheran Church of the Escarpment, Lewiston, NY (1986-89); at Concordia (1989- ). Married, with three daughters.
Thomas M. Winger, ThD
Professor of Theology, President, Academic Dean, Dean of Chapel
Studied at Concordia College, Ann Arbor, MI (BA 1985); Westfield House, Cambridge, England; Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines (MDiv 1990); and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO (STM 1992, ThD 1997). Author of the Concordia Commentary on Ephesians and Lutheranism 101: Worship. Served Grace Lutheran Church, St. Catharines (1993-99); deployed Tutor at Westfield House, Cambridge (1999-2006); resident professor at Concordia (2006- ). Married, with two children.
Harold Ristau, PhD
Associate Professor of Theology, Director of Recruitment, Director of Assessment
Studied at University of Waterloo (BA 1995; MA 1996); Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines (MDiv 2000); McGill University, Montreal, QC (PhD 2007). Author of At Peace with War, My First Exorcism, and The Sacramental Character of Fasting. Served as pastor, Ascension Lutheran Church, Montreal (2001-06); Canadian Forces Chaplain (2006-17); at Concordia (2017- ). Married with five children.
John David Duke, MDiv
Adjunct Professor in Exegetical Theology (Old Testament)
A graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (1999), Pastor Duke serves Concordia Lutheran Church, Newfane, and St John Lutheran Church, Youngstown, NY. He is a PhD candidate at Concordia, St. Louis. Married, with four children.
James E. Keller, PhD
Adjunct Professor in Systematic and Practical Theology, PAT Programme Liaison
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (BSc, Pharmacy 1988); Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines, ON (MDiv 1999); Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON (MA 2002); McMaster University, Hamilton, ON (PhD 2011). Served as pastor, St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church, New Hamburg, ON (1999-2006); Instructor, CLTS (2006-12); Director, Lutheran Bible Translators–Canada (2012-18); pastor, Historic St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener, ON (2018- ). Married, with one daughter.
Duane Peters, STM
Adjunct Professor in Systematic Theology
Studied at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario; and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. He has been a pastor since 1989, serving congregations in British Columbia and Ontario. Currently he is pastor at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Niagara Falls, ON. Married, with two children.
Visiting Professor (Winter 2020)
Werner Klän, PhD, DD
Dr Klän recently retired from the faculty of Lutherische Theologische Hochschule, Oberursel, Germany, the seminary of the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church (SELK), a sister church of Lutheran Church–Canada and a member of the International Lutheran Council. He is a world-class expert in the theology of Formula of Concord–confessional–Lutheranism. In retirement he lives with his wife Martina in the north German port city of Lübeck. He is teaching courses in dogmatic theology at CLTS during the winter semester and spring short term 2020.
Jonathan Grothe, ThD, New Testament
Kurt Lantz, MDiv, Pastoral Theology
Kurt Reinhardt, MDiv, Pastoral Theology
Roger Winger, DD, Pastoral Theology
Wendy Wasylowich, Business Manager
Sarah Cavanagh, Librarian and Bookstore Manager
Susan Hamp, Development Assistant
Linda Lantz, Receptionist, Administrative Assistant
Bonnie Stephenson, Administrative Deaconness, Registrar’s Assistant
Jonathan F. Grothe, ThD
Roger J. Humann, STM, DD
Founding Professor and Professor Emeritus
Howard W. Kramer, MA, STM, PhD
William Mundt, Dr.theol.
John Wilch, Dr.theol.