CTS Welcomes New Staff for Deaconess Studies

Mrs. Amy Rast, Dr. James Bushur
and Deaconess Rose Adle

Fort Wayne, Ind. (CTS)—The Deaconess Studies Program at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., has seen growth and success since its inception in 2003, due in great part to the leadership of the program. That strong leadership continues with the announcement of two new staff members. “It is with thanksgiving to God that we welcome Mrs. Amy Rast and Deaconess Rose Adle to our Deaconess Program,” said Dr. James Bushur, director of Deaconess Studies at CTS.

“Mrs. Rast comes to us with a Master’s in Social Work and will serve as associate director of Deaconess Studies. Deaconess Adle will serve as assistant director for our distance program,” explained Bushur. Mrs. Rast will work primarily with residential deaconess students while assisting with the administration of the Deaconess Studies Program. Deaconess Adle will work part time from her residence, primarily with non-residential deaconess students who do their course work online and with on-campus intensives. “Both bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their positions. Our Lord blesses His Church in and through His servants. We rejoice in the generosity He has shown us in bringing Amy and Rose into our community. We certainly pray that the Lord blesses them as they begin their work.”

Dr. Cynthia Lumley, associate director of the program since 2010, has returned to England to serve as principal of Westfield House in Cambridge. “Dr. Lumley will be greatly missed; her tireless efforts and genuine passion for the formation of deaconess students has been a true blessing for our program,” commented Bushur.

Information on the Deaconess Studies Program can be found at www.ctsfw.edu/Admission, then choose Discern. For those who have questions concerning the program, connect with the Admission staff by emailing Admission@ctsfw.edu or phoning 800-481-2155.