Concordia St. Paul News

March 22, 2012

Poehler Lecture Series – Connecting Faith and Learning, April 24

An annual event designed to explore how Concordia University, St. Paul faculty have connected their Christian faith with their academic discipline, the 11th Poehler Lecture Series features brothers Dale and Thomas Trapp, who have been dedicated servants of Concordia and fixtures in its classrooms for three decades.

Since arriving at Concordia in 1982, Dale Trapp has with great enthusiasm taught a generation of students—many of them future educators—the wonders of geology, physics and astronomy.

Thomas Trapp’s career has combined high academic performance with a passion for pastoral ministry. He has opened the Hebrew Bible for countless CSP students, parishioners, and steadily consistent audiences of interested lay persons. Also, for most of his time at Concordia, he has been translating difficult German theological works for publication, thus ensuring that the Trapp name will be a continued presence in higher education for many years to come.

Speakers are selected based on excellence in their academic discipline and maturity in their Christian faith.

This year’s lecture is Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. at the Buetow Auditorium. A reception will follow the event.

The Poehler Lecture Series is named in honor of Rev. Dr. Willy August Poehler, Concordia’s president from 1946 to 1970. The series was made possible by a gift from Robert and Elisabeth Trembath, the daughter of Willy Poehler.