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Luther Seminary Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/17/2014: Luther Seminary

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: LUTHER SEMINARY

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St. Paul, MN
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Luther Seminary Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/17/2014: Luther Seminary

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: LUTHER SEMINARY

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Physical Address: St. Paul, MN 55108 
EIN: 41-1425961
Web URL: www.luthersem.edu/ 
NTEE Category: B Educational Institutions
B50 Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities)
X Religion, Spiritual Development
X21 Protestant
B Educational Institutions
B82 Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards
Ruling Year: 1987 


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Mission Statement

Luther Seminary is the largest of the eight seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). It educates nearly 1/3 of the pastors in the ELCA and nearly ½ of its lay rostered professionals. About 15% of the Luther seminary students represent faith traditions other than Lutheran, with Methodists and Presbyterian students being the most common. In addition, 61 international students from 22 different countries study at Luther Seminary. The seminary believes that God is calling the church into apostolic mission in a world of many cultures and religions. Therefore, it seeks to prepare leaders who are rooted in the confessional heritage of the church in order to serve the 21st church flexibly and imaginatively. Luther Seminary also offers the most extensive program of continuing education and lifelong learning in the Lutheran Church. Literally thousands of pastors, laypeople and church professionals from many denominations take part in conferences, continuing education workshops and lay classes or use educational resources developed by the seminary.

Legitimacy Information

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This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2013

Total Revenue $24,200,000
Total Expenses $27,100,000

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Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2013

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Robin Steinke

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The Rev. Dr. Robin Steinke came to Luther Seminary as president in June 2014. She was the first woman in the 145-year history of the seminary to be named to the position. Prior to coming to Luther Seminary, Steinke was the dean of the seminary and professor of theological ethics and public life at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, where she served from 1999. She previously served as an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) pastor; a training manager and financial planner at American Express Financial Advisors; and a middle school band director in Marietta, Ga. Steinke is a graduate of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. She holds a Master of Divinity and a Master of Sacred Theology from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in England. Steinke is known for her strategic leadership and passion for sharing the gospel. She is involved in a number of important church and academic initiatives. She is currently co-chairing the national ELCA Theological Education Advisory Council that is evaluating and exploring the future of theological education. She serves as the ELCA Representative to the Lutheran World Federation Council and chairs their Endowment Fund. She is a member of the ELCA Ecclesiology Task Force and serves on a number of other church and academic committees. She previously served a six-year term as a commissioner for the Association of Theological Schools’ Commission on Accrediting.

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Population Served:
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Program Description:

Enrollment at Luther Seminary is strong at 796 students. The seminary offers five degrees, including the Master of Divinity degree, in which approximately half the students are enrolled. Other degrees offered include the Master of Arts, Master of Theology, Master of Sacred Music, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Ministry.

Program Long-Term Success:

Graduated over150 students who became pastors, lay professionals, professors, church musicians and other leaders throughout the Christian church.

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