Concordia St. Paul News

September 5, 2013

Concordia to Install Rev. Tom Gundermann as New CSP Pastor

Concordia University, St. Paul will install Rev. Tom Gundermann as its new CSP Pastor during an installation ceremony at the Graebner Memorial Chapel on Oct. 4, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Gundermann comes to Concordia from Rochester, N.Y., where he has been the senior pastor of Faith Lutheran Church since 2010.

“I am thrilled to accept the call to serve as CSP Pastor as so many of my mentors in ministry have served through Concordia in one way or another,” Gundermann said.  “I am thankful to God for the opportunity to be a part of a diverse and dynamic faculty and staff.”

A graduate of Valparaiso University, Gundermann previously served in the Twin Cities as pastor of Trinity First Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and Peace Lutheran Church in Robbinsdale. He was also the first CSP Ministry intern prior to enrolling at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo.

“Pastor Gundermann’s passion for cross-cultural ministry in an urban setting will be a great fit for Concordia University,” Concordia President Tom Ries said. “In addition he has had a longstanding love affair with Concordia, and we are excited to welcome him back”.

Born and raised in Minnesota, Gundermann is married with three children. He and his wife Amy, an alumna of Concordia University, St. Paul (’99), are parents to, Kayla (12), Noah (10) and Eva (7).

A small reception will follow the installation service in the Cross of Christ Fellowship Center.