On behalf of President Krey, I want to announce to the seminary community that the Board of Trustees at its meeting held on Oct. 25-26, approved the recommendation of the faculty to appoint Dr. Claudio Carvalhaes to the position of Associate Professor in the field of “Liturgy and Worship,” effective July 1, 2012.
I am pleased to report to you that Dr. Carvalhaes has accepted the seminary’s invitation.
For those of you who may not be aware of the faculty search this fall, Dr. Carvalhaes was one among the four short-listed candidates who were invited to make public presentations and lead a worship service at LTSP. Originally from Brazil, Dr. Carvlhaes has been a professor of Liturgy and Preaching at the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He earned his Doctoral degree from the Union Theological Seminary in New York and has extensive publications to his credit. His most recent book is on Eucharist and Globalization, Redrawing the Boundaries of Eucharistic Hospitality (Wipf and Stock, Pickwick Publications, 2012).
I want to take this opportunity to thank the Student Committee, the Faculty Search Committee, chaired by Prof. Richard Stewart, and all others who provided valuable input in the search process. Thanks.
J. Paul Rajashekar
Dean of the Seminary
Luther D. Reed Professor of Systematic Theology
The Lutheran Theological Seminary
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