The 2021 spring Leadership Series will feature Rev. Patrick T. Ferry, PhD, outgoing president of Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor.

“Looking Back and Moving Ahead: Nearing the Finish Line”

Join us for our next Leadership Series—a signature, semi-annual event that exists to recognize and encourage ethical leadership principles and provide networking opportunities for business and community leaders to come together in a dynamic, Christian, higher education environment.


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Registration for free virtual attendance is open up to the start of this event. 


Registration for the in-person portion of this event has officially closed as of Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Please contact Michelle Buss at 262-243-4337 for questions concerning in-person attendance. 

Siebert Dining Hall

Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI

7:30-9:00 a.m. CST (Doors open at 7:00 a.m.)

Networking and breakfast, program at 8:00 a.m.

Mask policy

In keeping with current CUW guidelines, masks are to be worn throughout campus and during this event, with the exception of when participants are eating or drinking. Any changes will be emailed to you in advance.

Corporate Sponsor—$150
      • One (1) table of FOUR for the event
      • Company name on hard-copy program and on table sign
      • Company name recognition on presentation screen during guest arrival


Registration required

8:00-9:00 a.m. CST

Click here or on the registration button above for FREE virtual participation.

Questions? Contact Michelle Buss at 262-243-4337 or


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The Rev. Dr. Patrick T. Ferry was elected the eighth president of Concordia University Wisconsin in July 1997. He began his faculty career at Concordia as an Assistant Professor of History in 1991.

Dr. Ferry earned his Ph.D. in European History from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1996; his M.A. in history from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1989; his M.Div. from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN, in 1987; and his B.A. from St. John’s College, Winfield, KS, in 1981.

Prior to coming to Concordia Dr. Ferry served as campus pastor at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Campus Congregation at the University of Wyoming in Laramie from 1989-1991. He was assistant pastor at Wheat Ridge Lutheran Church in Wheat Ridge, Colorado from 1987-1989.

Dr. Ferry is married to Tamara and they have five children – Peter, Hannah, Andrew, Rachel, Stephen, and four grandchildren. They are members of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.


As Concordia University Wisconsin strives to create impact in the world by developing globally-minded citizens who live uncommon, we are proud to take this opportunity to honor leaders who join us in our mission.

Past speakers include:

  • Rick Graber of The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
  • Jim Kacmarcik of Kapco Family of Companies
  • Peggy Troy of Children’s Hospital and Health System
  • Jack Salzwedel of American Family Insurance
  • Joe Koss of Culver Franchising System, LLC
  • Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas

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