Meet Our Officers
Rev. Jon D. Scicluna
Vice President for Resource Development
The Rev. Jon Scicluna joined the staff of Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne in October 2012 and serves as the vice president for Resource Development. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Advancement Office.
He is a 2007 graduate of CTSFW. Prior to being called to the Seminary, Scicluna served a dual parish in Tucson and Benson, Arizona. Before attending seminary, Jon served as a police officer in Michigan. At the time of his retirement, he was the Law Enforcement Commander at the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office in Ann Arbor.
He and his wife, Linda, have two sons. David is a police officer in Texas and Christopher is a soldier in the U.S. Army. They are proud grandparent of three grandchildren.
Rev. Brian T. Crane
The Rev. Brian Crane joined the Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW) Advancement staff in April 2013. As an Advancement Officer, Brian’s primary responsibility is to call on active and prospective donors, building relationships and requesting continued financial support for the Seminary. He also calls on congregations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to encourage their direct support, sometimes by way of a Seminary Sunday.
Brian earned his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree from CTSFW in August 2007. He served as pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hilbert, Wisconsin. He was also a Chaplain in the United States Army Reserve, receiving an Honorable Discharge in November 2012.
Prior to attending seminary, Brian worked for eight years for the Federal Government in Washington, D.C., serving at the U.S. Department of Justice and the Transportation Security Administration. Brian earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park, in May 1995.
Brian and his wife, Tabitha, have one daughter, Annika.
Rev. Mark J. DeLassus
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The Rev. Mark DeLassus joined the Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW) Advancement staff in October 2013. As an advancement officer, Mark’s primary responsibility is to call on active and prospective donors, building relationships and requesting continued financial support of the seminary. He also calls on congregations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to encourage their direct support, sometimes by way of a Seminary Sunday.
He is a 2009 graduate of CTSFW. Prior to being called to the seminary, Mark served as pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Sherwood, Ohio.
Before attending the Seminary, Mark worked for 30 years in the composite materials industry at a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) listed company, starting as a development engineer and ending as a vice president.
Mark is a graduate of Valparaiso University, B.S.; Northwestern University-Kellogg Graduate School, MBA; and the University of Connecticut Law School, J.D. (Juris Doctor).
He and his wife, Maureen, have two grown children, Laura and Matthew, and are the proud grandparents of two grandchildren
Gary L. Nahrwold
Assistant Vice President
Gary joined the Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Advancement staff in June 2001, having worked for over 20 years in the manufacturing sector. After working 18 years for Magnavox (now Raytheon) in their Government and Industrial Electronics division in Fort Wayne, Gary was a Materials Manager for Franklin Electric Large Submersibles in Bluffton, Indiana. A lifelong member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven, Indiana, Gary has extensive experience in congregational service.
Gary serves the Advancement team as Assistant Vice President for Resource Development. His primary responsibilities are to supervise and assist the field staff in their major gifts fund raising, supervise the office staff and day-to-day operations, write the annual fund appeals, call on active and prospective donors, build relationships and request continued financial support for the Seminary. He also calls on congregations to encourage direct support.
Gary received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Supervision (Industrial Management) from Purdue University. His wife, Renita (Uhrick) is also serving at the Seminary. The Nahrwold's have three children Jessica, Justin, and Jenna and are also very proud grandparents.
Rev. Dr. Timothy R. Puls
The Rev. Dr. Timothy Puls is the Director of Alumni and Church Relations at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), He has served CTSFW for 17 years. He was Dean of Students 11 years and Assistant Vice President of Church Relations four years. Prior, he was a pastor in two conregations in Colorado over eight years. He regurlarly enjoys visiting with CTSFW alumni and also serves as an advancement officer.
Dr. Puls completed a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Humanities from Concordia University Irvine in 1985, a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in 1989 and a Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) in 2000, both at CTSFW. His Doctorate of Education in Oranizational Leadership (Ed.D.) was earned at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana, in 2011.
He was a member of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod's (LCMS) Commision of Ministerial Growth and Support from 2004-2010 and a board member for "Grace Place Lutheran Wellness Ministries" from 2002-2012.
Tim and his wife, Beth, have four sons, Christian (also a daughter-in-law,Abby), Jacob, Asher and Micah.
Rev. Larry D. Wright
The Rev. Larry Wright joined the Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW) Advancement staff in November 2014. As an Advancement Officer, Larry's primary responsibility are to call on active and prospective donors, build relationships and request continued financial support of the Seminary. He also calls on congregations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to encourage their direct support, sometimes by way of a Seminary Sunday.
He is a 2007 graduate of CTSFW. Prior to being called to the Seminary, Larry served as pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Midland, Michigan.
Before attending the Seminary, Larry worked for 22 years as a construction manager and licensed professional engineer, starting as a project engineer and ending as the vice-president of Industrial Projects.
Larry is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, B.S. Architectural Engineering; Wright State University, MBA.
He and his wife, Pamela, have three grown children, Elizabeth, Alicia and Alexander.