CTS Good Shepherd Institute
Announces New Leadership

 

(l-r) Dr. Paul Grime and Kantor Kevin Hildebrand

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTS)—The Good Shepherd Institute of Pastoral Theology and Sacred Music for the Church (GSI) was established at Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 2000. The Institute was designed to gather the church together at conferences for conversation revolving around the integration of theology and sacred music into the pastoral life of our church, and to worship together as His saints.

Leading GSI since its inception have been the Rev. Dr. Arthur A. Just Jr., CTS professor of Exegetical Theology, and the Rev. Richard C. Resch, CTS Kantor. With the recent retirement of Resch, that leadership will now pass on to the Rev. Dr. Paul J. Grime, CTS dean of the chapel, and Mr. Kevin J. Hildebrand, CTS associate Kantor. “We are delighted to announce that our colleagues, Dr. Grime and Kantor Hildebrand, will be taking over as co-directors of The Good Shepherd Institute. Both Richard and I believe that they are exactly what the GSI needs at this time,” commented Just. “The transition will be seamless as they will take what is best from the legacy we leave behind and add something new, as Norman Nagel so aptly said of the liturgy in his introduction to Lutheran Worship. We are so pleased that The Good Shepherd Institute continues in their very capable hands.”

The next Good Shepherd Institute Conference is scheduled for November 2–4, 2014, under the theme “Teach Us to Number Our Days.” The conference will begin with a contemplation of time and how the church year beautifully orders our time according to God’s saving purposes. In addition, there will be many practical considerations, both at the larger level of planning out the entire year—from the long green season to the various feasts and festivals—and in the details of how the church year can renew the vigor of our congregations. Additional information and registration will be available soon at www.ctsfw.edu/GSI.