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Shelly Schwalm, DCE

Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry, DCE (Director of Christian Education) Program Director

Shelly Schwalm, DCE (’10), MFA (’19) is the Director of the DCE (Director of Christian Education) Program and Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry. Shelly is an alum of Concordia St. Paul, both from the DCE program, as well as getting her master’s degree in creative writing.

Shelly served in college ministry at CSP for 9 years before moving into a faculty role. She has also served in parish ministry, as well as serving the larger church body of the LCMS as a planner for the 2019 and 2022 LCMS Youth Gatherings. Her roles have included being on the theological advisory team and the Bible study team. Shelly is also a song and liturgy writer, treasuring the space for creativity in the Christian faith.

Professional Experience
Concordia University, St. Paul: Associate for University Ministry

Academic Pedigree

  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, Concordia University, St. Paul (2019)
  • B.A., Parish Education and Administration, with minor in Confessional Lutheranism, Concordia University, St. Paul (2010)
  • DCE Certification, Concordia University, St. Paul (2010)


Office: AD 320
Phone: 651-641-8213