Rev. Ted F. Peters Elected President of PLTS

Jun 13, 2003 11:11 AM EDT

BERKELEY, Ca. – The Rev. Ted F. Peters was appointed interim president of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary by the PLTS board of directors to fill the sudden vacancy left by the late Rev. Timothy F. Lull, June 7. Peters will serve a term of at least one year.

"I am honored that both the faculty and the board have given me this mandate to serve as interim president," said Peters. "This is genuinely an interim of grieving the loss of Tim Lull and anticipating the next phase of the seminary's growth. We look forward to a fall semester with a strong academic program and creative activities in support of the larger church's mission."

Educated at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio, and the University of Chicago, Peters is an ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Peters previously served congregations in Illinois and New York, and was a faculty member at Loyola University and Newberry College. He teaches systematic theology at both PLTS and at Graduate Theological Union, where he is a member of the core doctoral faculty.

Peters has been involved in several literary publications as editor of "Dialog, A Journal of Theology," co-editor of "Theology and Science," author of "GOD--The World's Future," "God as Trinity," "Science, Theology, and Ethics" and other books.

"We are delighted that such a wise, dedicated and experienced long-time member of the PLTS faculty is willing to serve the seminary, the ELCA and the mission of the church as our interim president," said the Rev. Steven L. McKinley, chair of the board of directors. "With Ted Peters in charge, PLTS is in good hands."

By Pauline J.