Rev. John T. Pless Biography
Rev. John T. Pless is assistant professor of pastoral ministry and missions at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., where he also serves as director of field education. Prior to joining the faculty, he served for 17 years as campus pastor at University Lutheran Chapel at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Pless is the author of Handling the Word of Truth: Law and Gospel in the Church Today, A Small Catechism on Human Life, Word: God Speaks to Us, Confession: God Gives Us Truth, Luther on the Care for the Sick and the Dying and two chapters in Lutheran Worship History and Practice. With the Rev. Matthew Harrison, he is editor of Women Pastors? The Ordination of Women in Biblical Lutheran Perspective.
He served on the Agenda Committee for the Lutheran Service Book and for two terms on the Synod's Board for District and Congregational Services. He is book review editor for Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology and a member of the editorial council of Lutheran Quarterly. A regular lecturer at various conferences both in the United States and overseas, Pless coordinates the seminary's annual Mercy Mission Expedition to Madagascar, in partnership with the LCMS. He serves as co-president of the International Loehe Society and is a member of the LCMS Committee on the Sanctity of Human Life.
Pless is based at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. Contact him at 260-452-2271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.