Faculty and Staff

Full-Time Faculty

Dr. John StephensonJohn R. Stephenson, Ph.D.
Professor of Historical Theology

Received degrees from Oxford, Cambridge, and Durham. He is the author of volumes 12 (Lord's Supper) and 13 (Eschatology) of the series Confessional Lutheran Dogmatics, of which he is the editor in succession to Rev. Dr Robert Preus. He is married with three daughters.

Registrar, Director of Library.


Dr Thomas WingerThomas M. Winger, Th.D.
Professor of Theology

Studied at Concordia College, Ann Arbor, MI; Westfield House, Cambridge, England; Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines; and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO. Parish pastor for six years. Deployed tutor at Westfield House, Cambridge, 1999-2006. Resident professor at Concordia, 2006-present. Married with two children.

President, Academic Dean, Dean of Chapel.

Web: www.mendeley.com/profiles/thomas-winger

Dr. William MundtWilliam Mundt, Dr.Theol.
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology

Studied in Springfield, Illinois, and Münster, Germany. He was a parish pastor for twenty years and has connections with Concordia since 1975. Author of Sinners Directed to the Saviour. He is the father of two. Enjoys woodworking.

Dean of Students, Vicarage and Placement Supervisor


Emeriti Faculty

Jonathan F. Grothe, Th.D.
President Emeritus

Studied in St. Louis, Missouri, and Tübingen, Germany. He was a parish pastor for nine years and has been in theological education for twenty-two years. Author of Reclaiming Patterns of Pastoral Ministry, and The Justification of the Ungodly: An Interpretation of Romans. Father of five and an avid bird-watcher.


John Wilch, Dr.theol.
Professor Emeritus


Roger J. Humann, S.T.M., D.D.
Founding Professor and Professor Emeritus

Studied in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a parish pastor for fourteen years and has been in theological education for twenty-five years. Father of two, grandfather of six. Has published numerous journal articles. Enjoys gardening.


Howard W. Kramer, M.A., S.T.M., Ph.D.
President Emeritus

E-mail: hnvkramer@aol.com

Adjunct Faculty

Duane Peters, S.T.M.
Adjunct Professor in Systematic Theology

Studied at Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario; and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. He has been a Pastor for 14 years and has served in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario. Currently pastor at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Niagara Falls, ON.

E-mail: revdpeters@yahoo.com

James E. Keller, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor in Systematic and Practical Theology, PAT Programme Co-ordinator

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (B.Sc., Pharmacy 1988); Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines, ON (M.Div. 1999); Pastor, St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church, New Hamburg, ON (1999-2006); Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, ON (M.A. 2002); McMaster University, Hamilton, ON (Ph.D. 2011); Director, Lutheran Bible Translators–Canada.


Web page: www.brocku.ca/concordiaseminary/keller.php

Wilhelm Torgerson, D.D.
Adjunct Professor in Pastoral Theology

Parish pastor in Canada for four years, and in the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany [SELK] for 36 years. At Concordia since 2011.

E-mail: wtorgerson@brocku.ca

David Somers, M.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, Director of Lutheran Francophone Studies

Studied at Indiana University (French, Spanish), Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, and the University of Ottawa, Rev. Somers has served parishes in Ottawa and Montreal. He is currenty a Missionary-at-Large on behalf of the East District of Lutheran Church–Canada, and instructs men heading towards Holy Ordination in the French language.

Visiting Professor


Guest Instructors

Rev. David Duke, Hebrew and Old Testament

Rev. Dr Jonathan Grothe, New Testament

Rev. Warren Hamp, preaching

Rev. Dr Roger Humann, New Testament

Rev. Dr Robert Kolb, Historical Theology

Rev. Dr John Wilch, Old Testament

Rev. Dr Roger Winger, Pastoral Theology

Staff conversing in the student lounge


Mike Bauer, Business Manager

Sarah Cavanagh, Library Clerk

Christel Haeck, Head Librarian and Bookstore Manager

Linda Lantz, Receptionist, Administrative Assistant

Melanie Meleg, Development Assistant

Bonnie Stephenson, Administrative Deaconness, Registrar's Assistant