Showing posts from March, 2013

Presidential Call Update

In keeping with Bylaw 6.11.a (2011 Handbook, Page 60) the Lutheran Church-Canada Board of Directors has authorized the electors and Board of Regents of Concordia Lutheran Seminary to proceed with their planned second call for nominations. SEEKING NOMINATIONS The Board of Regents of Concordia Lutheran Seminary (Edmonton) is issuing a call for nominations for the Office of President.  The President of CLS “shall be the executive officer of the Board of Regents and as such serve as the spiritual, academic, and administrative head thereof.” (Synodical Bylaw 6.13, Lutheran Church--Canada Handbook, 2011). For a more detailed description of the functions of the office of president, consult the Synodical Bylaw 6.13. A nominated candidate should possess the following qualifications:  SPIRITUAL: Be able to provide spiritual leadership by understanding himself as a servant for Jesus, namely by being humble, open, and attentive to the needs of others, including students, staff and faculty

Fickenscher Returns the Call

Dr. Carl Fickenscher has returned the call to become Concordia Lutheran Seminary's next president. In the letter received at the seminary yesterday, Dr. Fickenscher says, “Sadness, joy, and confidence all come with the decision...that I am returning the call to be president of Concordia Lutheran Seminary... I would have loved being part of your CLS family and Edmonton community. ...I believe we would have been blessed in our work for God together. I'm deeply honored to be called! ... Still, I have--we can all have!-- total confidence that God's kingdom in Edmonton and Canada will go forward exactly as He perfectly envisions! It's very obvious to me that CLS is in a position to flourish with its next president. The challenges I heard were actually exciting...Understanding that--the seminary is part of the Church, precious people of God preparing to minister to precious people of God, and not simply an institution or operation--assures us that God will be with us, accomp