Frederick K. Wentz

 Frederick K. Wentz

Address61 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg,, PA 17325

Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg

Doctorate, Yale University,

Frederick K. Wentz has served in various leadership positions in theological education throughout his ministry. Ordained in 1945 after graduating from Gettysburg College and Gettysburg Seminary, he was a pastor and mission organizer in Culver City, California. He served as pastor to Lutheran students at Yale University, where he received his doctorate in church history. He was Professor of Church History at Lutheran Southern Seminary, Columbia, South Carolina. He served the Gettysburg Seminary as Professor of Historical Theology from 1956-1966. He then served as President of Hamma School of Theology, Springfield, Ohio, and later became Director of the Chicago Cluster of Theological Schools. Dr. Wentz began his ministry as a Mission Developer in California where he helped establish a new congregation. Prior to his retirement, he concluded his ministry as a parish pastor. He and his wife, Marion, reside in the Gettysburg community. Dr. Wentz is the author of eight books on modern church history and the ministry of the laity. He continues to be active with the Lutheran Historical Society and the Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation, both in Gettysburg and occasionally teaches at Gettysburg Seminary as an adjunct professor.

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