Where Are They Now?
by Rev. Chuck Muether, Director of Advancement
Heidelberg Theological Seminary opened its doors in the
fall of 2002 with one student in attendance. In the following
semester, the enrollment doubled. Those two students, Scott Henry and the one writing this introduction, would graduate in 2006, becoming the inaugural alumni of a young and fledgling consistorial-overseen seminary. The next alum would not come until nine years later. To be sure, starting a seminary is an enormous undertaking and sustaining a seminary has proven to be more challenging, but the rewards are beyond measure as HTS has developed into a domestic and international school with an enrollment of over seventy students.
The members of the Zion Reformed Consistory (Menno, SD) and the founding HTS Board of Trustees with Professors Dr. Robert E. Grossmann and Dr. Warren Embree were committed to create a distinctive parsonage vocational school that excelled at training men to become ministers of God’s Word. In this issue of The Heidelbrief, I am pleased to present our alumni and where they are currently serving, but first let’s get caught up with our founding professor, Dr. Grossmann.