Quill Receives Advancement on CTSFW Faculty
For Immediate Release
July 29, 2015
FORT WAYNE, IND. (CTSFW)—The Board of Regents of Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, Indiana, has advanced the Rev. Dr. Timothy C.J. Quill in rank from associate professor to professor. He serves as professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions and director of International Studies at CTSFW. Since 2011, Quill has also served as director of Theological Education for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) Office of International Mission.
"No one on our faculty has logged the miles that Dr. Quill has in building international relationships, teaching and encouraging a confessional Lutheran witness to Christ and His saving work around the globe,” commented the Rev. Dr. Charles A. Gieschen, CTSFW academic dean. “His advancement in rank recognizes his many contributions, especially what he has done for this seminary and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to promote the formation of confessional Lutheran pastors across the various continents.”
In addition to teaching pastoral theology, homiletics and liturgics, Quill carries out his duties as director of International Studies at CTSFW by overseeing the recruitment and care of international students. During the 2014–15 academic year, 33 students came to campus from Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Myanmar, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Tanzania and Venezuela. Since March of this year his teaching and administrative duties have taken him to the Czech Republic, Ethiopia, Germany, Kenya, Taiwan and South Korea. The CTSFW community rejoices that Quill has been able to continue to serve in this manner just one year after suffering a severe brain aneurysm while in Australia. By God’s grace, his hotel was located a mere 10 minutes from a hospital with some of the best neurological specialists in the country. Miraculously, he not only survived, but experienced a full recovery.
“For almost two decades I have enjoyed life in the classroom with seminarians who are eager to study Holy Scripture and Lutheran doctrine. It is a pleasure to watch them develop compassionate pastoral aptitudes and attitudes which are absolutely necessary in the parish,” said Quill. “It is humbling to be allowed to spend one’s life doing the work of the Holy Ministry. I’ve always loved being a pastor and teacher in our Lord’s Church. The experience in Australia this past year has had a way of making one even more thankful for all of our Lord’s gifts including family, friends, church and vocation. Every time one enters the classroom or pulpit or a new mission task, it could be for the last time. I love my work. Thanks be to God!”
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