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Dr David YeagoDr. David Yeago has been appointed to the faculty of the North American Lutheran Seminary and Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, as Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics.

“I am honored and delighted to join the faculty at Trinity School for Ministry in partnership with the North American Lutheran Seminary,” said Dr. Yeago. “Trinity’s commitment to the historic Christian faith, focus on Biblical theology, and passion for the mission of the Gospel correspond to my own priorities as a Christian theologian. I look forward to new friendships with new colleagues as we work together to form students for service to Christ and his Gospel in the Church and in the world.”

“We are delighted to welcome David Yeago to our seminary,” said the Ven. Dr. Mark Stevenson, Trinity’s Academic Dean. “David is highly respected in the field of theology and he will be a wonderful addition to our teaching team.”

Trinity and the NALC began their partnership last summer when the 2013 NALC Convocation voted to make Trinity the Seminary Center of the North American Lutheran Seminary. The Rev. Dr. Amy Schifrin joined Trinity’s faculty in January to teach Lutheran Worship and Homiletics as well as to be the Director of the NALS. Dr. Yeago will move to Ambridge this summer and begin teaching classes in the fall.

“As we begin to grow and take shape as a seminary in the North American Lutheran landscape, the addition of Dr. Yeago as Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics will help us to be a center for students who seek to be formed within a Confessional Lutheran context,” said Dr. Schifrin. “I am extremely thankful for Dr. Yeago’s work among the students at our House of Studies in Charlotte, and hope that with this new appointment to our Seminary Center in Ambridge, his teaching will be made accessible to students throughout the NALS.”

Dr. Yeago taught at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, S.C., for many years. Most recently, he taught at the NALS House of Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, N.C.

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  • Congratulations to my good friend, David. The NALC has gained a premier theologian for its seminary. I can think of no one more deserving of this appointment. Lutheranism in America looks to be experiencing a revival in Confessional and orthodox dogmatic theology as the foundation of true Christian mission. David will also be able to bring a return to authentic ecumenical dialogue, especially with Lutheranism’s nearest kin, Roman Catholics and Anglicans. May God bless and prosper the promise of this beginning.

  • Ben Arlen Johnson

    I am pleased that Dr. Yeago will joint Dr. Schifrin with the already strong faculty at Trinity. Although I have only been a member of the NALC for three years, I have been excited to make the acquaintance of both Amy and David, and am proud to be associated with a seminary that offers that kind of quality.

  • I am pleased to know Dr. Yeago as a friend and, therefore, happy for him that he has accepted a proffesorship at Trinity. However, as a part of the House of Studies faculty, he was already a part of the NALS. Drs Schriffrin, Havens and Yeago have been doing amazing ministry in Charlotte, and with the formal arrangement with Trinity, there are now two sites for educational excellence.

  • Having been a student of Dr. Yeago, I am delighted that he continues to share his theological expertise and insights with new students. Congratulations to David and to the NALS.

  • My dear friend, David, has always been a sharp thinker… at least he tried his best to help me learn how to think. Growing up together in the Shenandoah Valley, our parents being close friends, is a precious memory for me. Your school has gained a very fine man of faith and integrity. I am pleased for you to have
    brought him into your fold of theologians.

  • Dr. Yeago was my theology professor at LTSS. He was a marvelous lecturer and scholar, a dedicated Christian, and had a genuine interest in his students. He was one of the few professors willing to stay after class for further discussion with an inquiring student. He was always friendly, compassionate, and open in his manner, and had an engaging sense of humor.
    He had penetrating,memorable insights which he expressed clearly and eloquently. The “textbook” he wrote and which we used in class is one I have referred to numerous times as a minister when faced with a knotty theological question. I am very sorry he is no longer at LTSS but wish him well in Pennsylvania.