Dr WentheDr. Wenthe recently retired as President of Concordia Theological Seminary (CTS) and Professor of Exegetical Theology. He is a graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri (1971), received his Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary (1975), and M.A. (1985) and a Ph.D. (1991) from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. He served as Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Atlantic, Iowa, and Pastoral Assistant, Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven, Indiana.

He is an advisory member of the Commission of Theology and Church Relations. He is also a member of the Sanctity of Life Committee of LCMS World Relief and Human Care. He presently represents the Lutheran Church– Missouri Synod on the Lutheran Catholic Dialogue.

President Wenthe is the General Editor of the Concordia Commentary on Scripture (Concordia Publishing House) and Associate Editor of the Concordia Self-Study Bible (Concordia Publishing House). Most recently, he edited the volume on Jeremiah/Lamentations in the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (Inter Varsity Press, 2009).

He and his wife, Linda, have been married over 40 years and have been blessed with four sons and six grandchildren.


The bio above was submitted at the time of the award presentation.