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Naomichi Masaki, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
Supervisor of S.T.M. Program
Dr. Masaki is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Supervisor of Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) program at Concordia Theological Seminary. He has been a member of the CTS faculty since 2001 where teaches Dogmatics, Lutheran Confessions, Luther studies and Liturgics.
Born and raised in Kobe, Japan, he graduated from Rødde Folkehøgskole near Trøndhelm, Norway (1979), received his B.A. (1985) and M.A. (1987) degrees in Social Work and Counseling from Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, Japan, M.Div. (1991) and S.T.M. (1998) degrees from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, and Ph.D. in Doctrinal Theology (2005) from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Dr. Masaki was ordained into the Office of the Holy Ministry in 1991, and served as missionary-at-large to the Japanese people in northern New Jersey until the winter of 1997.
He is the author of Community: We Are Not Alone by Concordia Publishing House (2007), and his He Alone Is Worthy!: The Vitality of the Lord’s Supper in Theodor Kliefoth and in the Swedish Liturgy of the Nineteenth Century is scheduled to be published by Församlingsförlaget of Göteborg, Sweden in 2012. His articles are found in Concordia Theological Quarterly, Lutheran Quarterly, Logia, Homiletics, For the Life of the World, Kwansei Gakuin Sociology Department Studies and others. He attends the International Congress on Luther Research regularly.
His service to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod includes the Board for District and Congregational Services (1995–2004), the Liturgy Committee of the Lutheran Hymnal Project, the Commission on Worship (1998–present), and the Commission on Doctrinal Review (2010–2013).
Dr. Masaki and his wife Yohko have been blessed with three children: Yoshitomo, Satomi and Emi.