Brian German has accepted the call from Concordia University Wisconsin to serve in a dual capacity; as a member of the theology faculty and as Director of the Concordia Bible Institute. German will succeed Rev. Dr. John Saleska as the director. Dr. Saleska is the founding director for the institute, and will continue his service to CBI by becoming the first Director Emeritus. Under Saleska’s guidance the institute has made its focus “Christ in Every Word” – recognizing that as Luther says, Christ is in every word of Scripture.

Brian German is completing his doctoral studies at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, Ontario CA where his focus has been on Martin Luther’s interpretation of the Psalms. We will be welcoming him to campus beginning in July. German earned his Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne in 2010. By coming to Concordia he is returning to his Alma Mater. He earned his B.A. degree at Concordia Wisconsin in 2006.

In addition to his responsibilities as a member of the theology faculty, Professor German will lead the work of CBI as it continues to explore ways to expand the audience and influence of the institute. The CBI Advisory Board is looking forward to the energy and insight that Professor German will bring as the institute moves forward in its mission:

The Concordia Bible Institute provides in-depth Bible instruction for layperson in convenient and non-threatening, noncredit forums taught by learned and experienced instructors who are committed to the Bible and the Lutheran Confession for growth in knowledge of Christ in every word of Scripture.

As we welcome Professor German we ask God’s blessings on his work in classroom and institute; that through his work the Holy Spirit will bring increased hope and trust in Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world.