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New members elected to Board of Regents

Friday, Sep. 2, 2016
Timothy Hu, new member of Concordia University, Nebraska’s Board of Regents
Timothy Hu, new member of Concordia University, Nebraska’s Board of Regents
Rev. James Woelmer, new member of Concordia University, Nebraska's Board of Regents
Rev. James Woelmer, new member of Concordia University, Nebraska's Board of Regents

Concordia University, Nebraska welcomed Timothy Hu and Rev. James Woelmer as new members of the Board of Regents and began new terms for three existing members of the Board as of Sept. 1, 2016. Hu was elected in July at the LCMS national convention. Woelmer was appointed to the Board by the Praesidium (the president and six regional vice presidents) of the LCMS.

Timothy Hu is an accomplished Electrical Engineer from Cheyenne, Wyoming. As a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Laramie, Wyoming, Hu currently serves as the congregational President and Head Deacon. Hu was elected as a Regent during the 66th Regular Convention of the LCMS in July. He replaces Tim Moll who completed his service to the board in August.

"I am honored and fortunate to be a part of this great community and amongst the leadership at Concordia University," said Hu. "May God help us pursue the goal of academic distinction while embracing our Lutheran identity as we help students discover and pursue their call to vocation."

Rev. James Woelmer, Senior Administrative Pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Plano, Texas, earned his Master of Science in Family Life from Concordia Nebraska in 1999. In addition to his work as Pastor, Woelmer is an advocate for Lutheran education and has published an article in the Classical Lutheran Education Journal.

"My wife and I are graduates of a Concordia, and we are parents of four children who have attended or are attending a Concordia," said Woelmer. "I am glad to use my experience in theology, finance, and administration to advance the goals of Concordia University, Nebraska. It is an honor and privilege for me to serve on the Board of Regents at CUNE. I am thankful for the Gospel and am proud of our Lutheran heritage."

Three Board of Regents members were reelected in June 2016 at the 66th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod to continue their service on Concordia's Board of Regents until August 31, 2019: Rev. Keith Grimm from Andover, Minnesota, Rob Cooksey from Omaha, Nebraska and Jill Johnson from Seward, Nebraska.