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Keynote Presenters Include:

Dr. David R. Maxwell is the Louis A. Fincke and Anna B. Shine Professor of Systematic Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis since 2004. He received his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. (2003); a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) from Concordia Seminary (1995, 1997); a Master of Arts (M.A.) from Washington University in St. Louis (1995); and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from the University of Texas in Austin (1991). He was ordained at Trinity Lutheran Church in Elkhart, Ind. (2003).

At the Seminary, he teaches courses in systematic theology, patristics, history of exegesis and Latin. His primary research interest is the early church, particularly the Christological controversies of the fourth through sixth centuries. He also works in the field of patristic exegesis.

Angus J. L. Menuge is Chair of the Philosophy Department and Co-Chair of the Classical Education Program at Concordia University Wisconsin.  He was raised in England, and became an American citizen in 2005.  He holds a BA (Honors, First Class) in philosophy from Warwick University, the MA and PhD in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the DCA (Diploma in Christian Apologetics) from the International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism, and Human Rights.  Angus has written many peer-reviewed and popular articles on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, philosophy of law, apologetics, C. S. Lewis, and the foundation of ethics.  He is author of Agents Under Fire: Materialism and the Rationality of Science (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004) and editor of C. S. Lewis: Lightbearer in the Shadowlands (Crossway Books, 1997), Christ and Culture in Dialogue (Concordia Publishing House, 1999), Reading God’s World (Concordia Publishing House, 2004), Legitimizing Human Rights (Ashgate 2013, Routledge, 2016), and Religious Liberty and the Law (Routledge, 2017).  He is co-editor with Jonathan J. Loose and J. P. Moreland of The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism (Blackwell, 2018) and, with Barry W. Bussey, of The Inherence of Human Dignity, volume I and II (Anthem Press, 2021), and with Brian Krouse and Robert Marks of Minding the Brain (Discovery Institute Press, 2023).  Angus is past president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society (2012-2018).  

Dr. Reed Lessing is a Professor of Theology and Ministry at Concordia University and Director of the Center for Biblical Studies. With over twenty years of parish ministry and fourteen years as a professor at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Reed is well-positioned to provide biblical resources for leaders in the LCMS and beyond. He is the author of five commentaries in the Concordia Commentary Series—Isaiah 40–55, Isaiah 56–66, Amos, Jonah, and Zechariah—a sixth, on Lamentations, is in progress. Reed has written two additional books on the Old Testament, “Deliver Us: God’s Rescue Story in Exodus (Concordia Publishing House, 2022) and “Overcoming Life’s Sorrows: Studies in the Book of Jeremiah” (Concordia Publishing House, 2021). Together with Andy Steinmann, he has also co-authored “The Messianic Message” (Concordia Publishing House, 2023) and “Prepare the Way of the Lord” (Concordia Publishing House, 2014). Reed has also written sermon series, Bible Studies, and devotional booklets for Concordia Publishing House, Concordia Seminary, and Creative Communications for the Parish.

Reed was ordained into the Office of the Holy Ministry on June 29, 1986, at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, West Monroe, Louisiana, where he served as the church’s pastor until March of 1990.  From March, 1990 to August, 1999 he was the pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Reed was on the faculty of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO from 1999–2013—earning the rank of full professor in 2011. He then served as Senior Pastor at St. Michael Lutheran Church in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Currently, he is a professor of Theology of Ministry, Director for the Center of Biblical Studies,The Edwin F. and Esther L. Laatsch Chair of Old Testament Studies and Pre-Seminary Director at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota.