Concordia, St. Catharines, is a self-governed seminary within Lutheran Church–Canada that exists primarily to prepare candidates for the pastoral ministry of LCC.
Concordia, St. Catharines, is an affiliated graduate college of Brock University, and is responsible to the university for the academic quality of its degree programmes. Upon successful completion of the Master of Divinity or Master of Theological Studies Programme, a student receives a diploma from the university. The Seminary President serves as an ex-officio member of the Brock University senate and Concordia’s degree programme students are members of the Brock University student body.
Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton
Following a resolution at LCC’s 2008 convention that the two seminaries of our fellowship in Canada “must work together to establish a system of complementary cost-effective, sustainable seminary education,” on 19 May 2011 Concordia signed a Memorandum of Agreement and Understanding with Concordia Lutheran Seminary in Edmonton AB, which commits both seminaries to offer certain courses online, with the aid of distance learning technology. Students at St Catharines may therefore expect to receive part of their formation from professors at our sister seminary and to interact with members of the student body in Edmonton.
Concordia is governed by a Board of Regents including ex-officio members and members elected by Lutheran Church–Canada in convention.
The Board of Regents 2016-17:
- Rev. Robert Krestick, Chairman (2017)
- Rev. Nolan Astley, Vice-chairman (appointed, 2017) / Rev. Kurt Reinhardt, pro tem
- Rev. Dan Abraham (2020)
- Mr Ivan Boles (2017)
- Mr Bruno Korst (2020)
- Rev. Cameron Schnarr (2020)
- Mr Wayne Timm (2017)
- Rev. President Paul Zabel, ex officio
Lutheran Church–Canada carries out certain supervisory responsibilities through its Board of Directors, as specified in the synodical bylaws.