Tim Rippstein

Tim Rippstein

Assistant Professor of Education

DCE Faculty
Internship Site Coordinator

Office: TLEC 211
Office phone: 402-643-7425
Email: Tim.Rippstein@cune.edu


Tim Rippstein has served as a certified DCE for 16 years in Japan, Nevada and Oregon. He has served as assistant director of the DCE program at Concordia University - River Forest, Ill., for 3 years prior to joining the DCE faculty at Seward in 2003.


All But Dissertation (ABD) in theology in the Ph.D. program at Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Ind.
M.A. Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.
B.A. Concordia College, Portland, Ore.

Courses taught

Introduction to DCE Ministries, Understanding and Teaching the Bible, Youth Ministry Theory and Practice, Methods in Teaching Secondary Religion, Confirmation Practice and Implementation, Factors in Congregational Growth, Parish Visitation and Evangelism, Freshman Seminar, Faith and Life, Nurturing the Faith


Rippstein has led groups of students to Manitoba, Canada through SILOAM and LAMP to teach VBS to Native American children and he has trained church professionals as youth ministry consultants.  He has also led international ministry and culture classes to Latvia.