Theology Faculty

Concordia University, Nebraska's Theology Faculty are distinguished by excellence in teaching and scholarship. Their expertise inspires in the classroom, makes them leaders in their academic field and impacts the church and world.

Charles Blanco

Professor of Theology, Pre-Seminary Program Director

"I enjoy working with students and helping them to understand the Gospel message of the Bible."

Theology professor Rev. Dr. Chuck Blanco believes in knowledge that comes with a practical purpose. Learn more about Dr. Blanco in this Faculty 5 video.

David Coe

Associate Professor of Theology

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Brian Gauthier

Assistant Professor of Theology

Paul Holtorf

Professor of Theology, Chair of the Theology Department

Rev. Dr. Paul Holtorf, theology professor, never gets tired of listening to student's perspectives. Learn more about Dr. Holtorf in this Faculty 5 video.

Ryan Matthias

T-L Irrigation, LeRoy and Jean Thom Chaplain; Theology Instructor

I’m passionate about trying to connect with as many students as possible. If they need a meal, I’ll cook them a meal. If they need to laugh, we’ll joke around for a while. If they need a walk, we’ll go walk and pray. If they need counseling, we’ll work through it together.

Campus pastor Rev. Ryan Matthias sees Christ everywhere at Concordia, in the relationships students form, in classrooms and at sporting events.

Mark W. Meehl

Professor of Theology, Faculty Marshal

"Making the worlds of the Old and New Testament come alive and be relevant for students using the texts, the original languages, and archaeology - that's what I am called to do!"

Dr. Mark Meehl, professor of theology and philosophy, hosts a study tour to Israel every three years, to help students experience the Bible, drive home the reality of the Scriptures and make connections to their own faith life. Learn more about Dr. Meehl in this Faculty 5 video.