Marcus J. Miller

Rev. Dr. Marcus J. Miller
Address4201 North Main Street
Columbia, SC 29203

President, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary

Marcus J. Miller assumed duties as president of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in August 2006. Immediately prior, he had served as bishop of the Northeastern Ohio Synod, having been elected to that post in 1995. He has pastored two congregations: The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brooklyn, Ohio from 1979-1995 and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mt. Vernon, New York, 1973-1979. While at Immanuel, he also served as Part-time Instructor of Religion at Concordia College, Bronxville, New York. From 1971-1973, he was called to teach Religion and German at Martin Luther High School in Maspeth, New York.

Deeply committed to the ecumenical life of the Church, Dr. Miller served as the Chair of the ELCA Conference of Bishops Ecumenical Committee from 2001-2006. He participated in Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson’s ecumenical journey to Geneva, Rome, and London in 2002 and served as an official observer at the signing of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification in Augsburg, Germany in 1999. He was also a signatory to Ecumenical Covenants with the Catholic Dioceses of Youngstown and Cleveland and the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio in 1999 and 2000. He has served on the Boards of Directors for Trinity Seminary and Wittenberg University and has chaired the Board of the Pastoral Psychology Institute, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.

Dr. Miller earned the Doctor of Ministry and Master of Sacred Theology degrees from New York Theological Seminary in 1978 and 1980. He graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri with a Master of Divinity in 1971 and received his Bachelor of Arts from Concordia Senior College in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1967. He also holds a Certificate of Completion from the Pastoral Psychological Institute of Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland and has attended the Indiana University Fundraising School for Non Profits. Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania honored him with the Doctor of Divinity

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