Purpose of Church and Community Relations
- Develop and maintain relationships with churches and schools.
- Help Concordia University to be more visible in the Christian community at large.
- Assist in recruiting students from Lutheran and other Christian schools as well as churches.
- Raise scholarship support for students pursuing careers in full-time church work professions.
- Promote and nurture Christian leadership development.
Church and Community Relations Services
- Coordinate visits of Concordia's student music and theatre ministry teams. View the Performing Arts Outreach Calendar.
- Assist faculty speaking and preaching engagements at churches.
- Church Relations staff are available to churches for Bible studies, guest preaching and pulpit replacements.
Church and Community Relations Team
Director of Church and Community Relations
Rev. Dr. Loren Kramer
Special Assistant to the President, Congregation Relations
Rev. Dr. Wally Turner
Special Assistant for Community and Church Relations
Executive Assistant for University Advancement and Congregation Relations
Concordia University Mission Statement
Concordia University, Irvine, guided by the Great Commission of Christ Jesus and the Lutheran Confessions, empowers students through the liberal arts and professional studies for lives of learning, service and leadership.