About Us

Our Mission

The purpose of the Concordia Center for Bioethics is to serve Jesus Christ and humanity by bringing the power of the Gospel and guidance from God's Law to help people make decisions compatible with the Christian faith on issues in biology and health care. Our vision is to address ethical issues in health care and the life sciences from a distinctively Lutheran perspective and to facilitate Concordia University Wisconsin in accomplishing its Purpose Statement of ''exerting a Christian influence on the community, nation, and world'' by becoming an important Protestant bioethics teaching, service, and research center.

Who We Are

Rev. Dr. Kevin E. Voss, M. Div., D.V.M.

Director, Concordia Center for Bioethics
Concordia University Wisconsin

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Rev. Dr. Richard C. Eyer, D.Min.
Director Emeritus, Concordia Center for Bioethics
Concordia University Wisconsin

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Born in 1939 and raised in New Jersey, Pastor Eyer graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and was ordained to the ministry in 1965. He served as pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Cass City, Michigan, from 1965 to 1969 and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Taylor, Michigan, from 1970 to 1974. He was in Clinical Training for hospital ministry at Harper Hospital in Detroit in 1974-5. After two years as Director of Pastoral Care at Grace Hospital, Detroit, 1975-6 he served in the same capacity at Columbia Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1976-1994. He received his D.Min. in Bioethics in 1998 from Trinity International University, Deerfield, Illinois.

From 1995-2002, Dr. Eyer served as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Concordia University Wisconsin, Director of Counseling, and Founder and Director of the Concordia Center for Bioethics. In 1990 he received the Dominus Vitae Award from Lutherans for Life.

Dr. Eyer is the author of Devotions of Hope, CSS 1983; Pastoral Care Under the Cross: God In the Midst of Suffering, CPH 1995; Holy People Holy Lives; Law and Gospel in Bioethics, CPH 2000; They Will See His Face: Worship and Healing, CPH 2002; Marriage Is Like Dancing, CPH 2007; an updating and addition of chapters in Pastoral Care Under The Cross: God in the Midst of Suffering, 2014; plus many articles and book reviews.

He is the husband of Susan, a Deaconess, and the father of John and Mary.