Faculty & Staff SpotlightDavid Lumpp

Dr. David Lumpp

Professor of Theology and Ministry

David Lumpp has been a theology faculty member at Concordia University, St. Paul since 1990. FromĀ 2012 to 2016, he held the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Letters. Previously he served as the Dean of the College of Vocation and Ministry beginning in 2007. He received his bachelor’s degree at Concordia Senior College; and his master of divinity, master of sacred theology, and doctor of theology degrees at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. His areas of professional expertise are primarily in systematic and historical theology.

Prior to coming to Concordia University, he served on the faculty of Concordia College, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has also worked part-time as an editorial assistant at the Center for Reformation Research and in the editorial department of Concordia Publishing House, both in St. Louis. He was ordained to the pastoral ministry of The Lutheran Church?Missouri Synod in 1983, at which time he was placed at and appointed to the faculty at Concordia, Ann Arbor. Within the Missouri Synod, he has served on the Commission on Worship and, more recently, on the Synod’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations.

He has spoken and written for both academic and church audiences. He has written chapters for two popular books of Christian instruction, and edited another; and his devotional writings have appeared in two collections. His articles and reviews have appeared in Evangelium, the Concordia Journal, the Concordia Theological Quarterly, Religious Studies Review, Lutheran Quarterly, The Lutheran Witness, Lutheran Education, Lutheran Theological Journal (of Australia), the Metro Lutheran, and Theological Studies, among others. He has presented papers at numerous meetings of the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, twice at meetings of the International Congress for Luther Research, and has been a plenary presenter at Concordia Seminary’s annual theological symposium.


  • Th.D., Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis (1989)
  • S.T.M., Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis (1982)
  • M.Div., Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis (1979)
  • B.A., Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, IN (1975)