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Theodore Engelbrecht

Assistant Professor of Theology Asia Education Facilitator Department of Theology College of Theology, Arts, & Sciences
Office: Centennial Hall 207 Phone: 503-493-6323
Education: 
DMin, Bakke Graduate University, Seattle Washington
M.A., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri
M.A., Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington
B.A., Valparaiso University, Concordia College
Background: 

I am an Associate Professor of Theology at CU. I am an ordained Lutheran pastor and have my DMin, so I guess I can be called Rev. Doctor.

I was born and raised on the mission field in India and then served on the mission myself, along with my wife Jacqueline, for 30 years. I served in India, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. Before joining the mission, I taught at a Lutheran school in Seattle and at international schools in Belgium and Luxembourg.

In India I taught at the Kodaikanal International School, besides serving the mission in various administrative roles. In Hong Kong I headed up the high school Religion Department and served as the K-12 Religion Curriculum coordinator.

I opened the official LCMS mission presence in Vietnam as an NGO, where we served for 15 years. I was involved with ministries that included community development projects in around 100 villages, ESL teachers in several universities, leadership in a ex-patriat congregation, theological education for scores of indigenous pastors, and a new Lutheran international school.

I also served as the Area Facilitator for S. E Asia, supervising the work of the mission in 7 countries, and most recently also served as the Executive Director of the Asia Lutheran Education Association, which works with the 150 or so Lutheran schools in 10 countries in Asia.

I studied at Christ College in Valparaiso before completing my BA in Education at Concordia Bronxville. I earned an MA in Biblical Studies from Seattle Pacific University and an MA in Religion from Concordia Seminary St. Louis. I earned a Doctor of Ministry from the Bakke Graduate School in Seattle.

My wife and I have four children, and currently live in Vancouver.

Department: 
Theology
Faculty