Commencement Speakers

Rev. Bart Day

Rev. Bart Day is the president and CEO of LCEF. Prior to LCEF, Day served The Office of National Mission for six years. From 2014 to 2015, Day served as the interim LCMS Chief Mission Officer and the interim Executive Director of Pastoral Education from 2015 to 2016. He began his career as an associate pastor at Memorial Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas—a position to which he was called in 1997. From 2005 to 2011 he served concurrently as headmaster at Memorial Lutheran School.

A graduate of Concordia Teachers College (Concordia University), Seward, Nebraska, Day also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Day and his wife, Julie, have six children and reside in Sunset Hills, Missouri. They are members of Hope Lutheran Church, St. Louis.