Greetings from the Rev. Dr. Eric M. Riesen, NALS President

It has been my great joy to be called as the president of the North American Lutheran Seminary. Our goal is to lift up the next generation of pastors for the North American Lutheran Church. There is a great need for future pastors, and the formation of these pastors is absolutely crucial for the health of Christ’s Church.

The North American Lutheran Seminary is our seminary. We are evangelical, confessional and catholic. With God’s help and your prayers, we really can become the finest theological system in North America.

You are our partners in this mission and there are ways you can help. First, please pray for the seminary and our students. Pray that God would call men and women to serve and pray that they would be open to His call.

Second, the best “pipeline” we have to recruit candidates is through our congregations. Therefore, please prayerfully and actively seek out qualified candidates to serve as ordained pastors and lay professionals.

Third, please consider providing regular and sacrificial financial support for the seminary. Seminary education is expensive. We cannot have our students leaving seminary with onerous debt.

Finally, pray some more. All ministry is futile unless God brings His blessing. As the psalmist says, “Unless the LORD builds the house [or seminary], those who build it labor in vain” (Psalm 127:1 ESV).

Thank you for your prayers and support.

The Rev. Dr. Eric M. Riesen

NALS Board of Regents


Back L-R: Rev. James Lehmann, Rev. Dr. Eric Waters (Secretary), Rev. Dr. Dennis Di Mauro, Rev. Dr. Eric M. Riesen (NALS President), Rev. Dr. Jeffray Greene (Vice-Chair).
Front L-R: Rev. Wendy Berthelsen, Rev. Dr. Paul Krueger, Donna W. Evans (Chair), Rev. Dr. Dan Selbo (NALC Bishop)
Not Pictured: Bruce Randolph, Roger Weyersberg

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