Teaching Experience

  • Term Professor of Religion and Interdisciplinary Studies Fall 2008-
    Concordia University, St. Paul, MInnesota
  • Adjunct Faculty Fall 2004-Fall 2007
    University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion 2002-2004 
    Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota 
  • Faculty Associate Spring 2002 
    Bethel Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota 
  • Adjunct Faculty Fall 2001
    University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Guest Instructor 1995-1998; Spring 2000, 2002
    Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota


  • "Confirmation" in Encyclopedia of Protestantism. Edited by Hans Hillerbrand. New York: Routledge, 2003.
  • Review of Confirmation: Engaging Lutheran Foundations and Practices (Augsburg Fortress, 1999) in Lutheran Quarterly (2001): 368-71.
  • Contributor in 
    Sundays and Seasons 2004 (Augsburg Fortress, 2003)
    Sundays and Seasons 2002 (Augsburg Fortress, 2001)
    Sundays and Seasons 2001 (Augsburg Fortress, 2000)
    Sundays and Seasons 2000 (Augsburg Fortress, 1999) 
  • "Worship among Lutherans: A House Divided," Studia Liturgica 25 (1995): 174-191.


  • American Academy of Religion
  • Institute of Liturgical Studies Advisory Council, Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Lutheran Deaconess Association
  • Lutheran Deaconess Conference
  • North American Academy of Liturgy


  • Th.D. Church History, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • M.A. Liturgical Studies, St. Johnís University School of Theology, Collegeville, Minnesota
  • B.A. Theology major (with honors), Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana

Last Updated 08/16/2008