Concordia employees, their families, and students are invited to commemorate the start of the 2021-22 academic year. Dr. Leopoldo Sanchez, a CUW alumnus and professor at the St. Louis Seminary, will serve as guest preacher.

This year, Concordia will premier a special commissioned piece by the Rev. Dr. Stephen Starke. The hymn is inspired by the 2021-22 theme verses of the CUW and CUAA campuses. New faculty will also be inducted during Opening Service.

You can learn more about Dr. Sanchez by viewing his bio HERE.

Note: There will be no capacity restrictions due to COVID-19 this year; however, per CDC guidelines, it is strongly encouraged that all guests who are not vaccinated wear a mask.