The Seminary Director serves as administrator of both the North American Lutheran Seminary and the NALS Seminary Center at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pa.
Dr. Schifrin’s call was issued by the NALC Executive Council. Her call was also approved by the Trinity School for Ministry faculty and Board of Trustees.
“Dr. Schifrin is both qualified and called by our Lord to serve in this capacity. She brings a tremendous commitment and passion for the faithful education and the spiritual formation of pastors for Word and Sacrament ministry in the mission field of our culture,” said NALC Bishop John Bradosky.
“I am certain both the students and faculty serving throughout our NALS Houses of Studies will be blessed by her teaching and leadership. The congregations of the North American Lutheran Church will be strengthened by the pastors who are both formed and informed by NALS under the excellent leadership of Dr. Schifrin.” Bishop Bradosky said.
The 2013 NALC Convocation authorized raising $1 million for the establishment of the seminary. Seminary funding will come from support from NALC congregations and from individual gifts.
Donations to support the seminary may be given to the NALC Theological Education Fund through local congregations, online at www.thenalc.org, or sent to:NALC Theological Education Fund 2299 Palmer Drive, Suite 220 New Brighton, MN 55112-2202
“While we rejoice in this decision, I invite you to join me in praying for Dr. Schifrin in this time of transition and formative months of leadership in establishing our seminary,” Bishop Bradosky said.