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Pacific Lutheran Theo Seminary Names Lull President

10/25/1996 12:00:00 AM



LULL NAMED SEMINARY PRESIDENT

The Rev. Timothy F. Lull, 53, will become the sixth president of
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, Calif., on Jan.
1, 1997.  He succeeds the Rev. Jerry L. Schmalenberger, 62, who
assumed the duties of a professor of pastoral ministry at the
seminary on Sept. 1, 1996.  PLTS is one of eight seminaries of
the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Lull is currently
the seminary's academic dean and a professor of systematic
theology.  The PLTS board of directors approved Lull's presidency
on Oct. 12 after a nationwide search process.  "Dr. Lull is a
person of scholarship; he is as well a person of the church,
committed to the ministry of the gospel in the church for the
world.  He will serve PLTS and the church with distinction and
integrity of truth and witness," said the Rev. Mark R. Ramseth,
bishop of the ELCA's Montana Synod and chair of the PLTS board.
A native of Fremont, Ohio, Lull earned a B.A. degree from
Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., and B.D., M.Phil. and
Ph.D. degrees from Yale University, New Haven, Conn.  He was
pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, Needham, Mass., 1972-1977.  Lull
served on the faculty of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at
Philadelphia, 1977-1989, and as a visiting scholar at St.
Edmund's College, Cambridge, England, 1983-84 and 1987.

For information contact: Ann Hafften, Dir., ELCA News Service,
(312) 380-2958 or AHAFFTEN@ELCA.ORG; Frank Imhoff, Assoc. Dir.,
(312) 380-2955 or FRANKI@ELCA.ORG

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