Tiede Accepts Interim Presidency at Wartburg Theological Seminary

tiedeDavid Tiede is retiring as Augsburg’s Bernhard M. Christensen Chair in Religion and Vocation at the end of this academic year. But he has – in his words – flunked retirement again.

That is because Tiede has accepted an appointment as the interim president of Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, beginning July 1.

“I was going to retire,” Tiede said. “We just had this lovely retirement party at President Pribbenow’s house. And then, five days later, I took this new job.

“When I came to Augsburg, we agreed I would hold the Christensen chair between three and five years on a part time arrangement. The grace with which Augsburg has received and accepted my work over the last five years has been magnificent, and now Augsburg has appointed an outstanding person to hold the chain on a full time basis, as we had hoped.” Continue reading “Tiede Accepts Interim Presidency at Wartburg Theological Seminary”

Professor Martha Stortz appointed to the Bernhard M. Christensen Chair in Religion and Vocation at Augsburg College

stortzAugsburg College announced Tuesday that Martha Stortz, professor of historical theology and ethics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, has accepted the position of the Bernhard M. Christensen Chair in Religion and Vocation.

Stortz, who has served at the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary since 1983, is also a member of the core doctoral faculty at the Graduate Theological Union, in Berkeley, Calif. She is an acclaimed teacher, scholar, and leader in the church, academy, and wider society. Stortz, whose appointment is effective July 1, will succeed David Tiede, who is retiring at the end of the academic year.

“This is an outstanding appointment for us to bring someone of Marty Stortz’s caliber and reputation to our campus to continue this important work,” Augsburg president Paul C. Pribbenow said. Continue reading “Professor Martha Stortz appointed to the Bernhard M. Christensen Chair in Religion and Vocation at Augsburg College”