The 2021 spring Leadership Series will feature Rev. Patrick T. Ferry, PhD, outgoing president of Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor.

“Looking Back and Moving Ahead: Nearing the Finish Line”

All are invited to attend the upcoming Leadership Series—a signature, semi-annual event that exists to recognize and encourage ethical leadership principles and provide networking opportunities for business and community leaders to come together in a dynamic, Christian, higher education environment.


9:00 – 10:00 a.m. EST

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The Rev. Dr. Patrick T. Ferry was elected the eighth president of Concordia University Wisconsin in July 1997. He began his faculty career at Concordia as an Assistant Professor of History in 1991.

Dr. Ferry earned his Ph.D. in European History from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1996; his M.A. in history from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1989; his M.Div. from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN, in 1987; and his B.A. from St. John’s College, Winfield, KS, in 1981.

Prior to coming to Concordia Dr. Ferry served as campus pastor at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Campus Congregation at the University of Wyoming in Laramie from 1989-1991. He was assistant pastor at Wheat Ridge Lutheran Church in Wheat Ridge, Colorado from 1987-1989.

Dr. Ferry is married to Tamara and they have five children – Peter, Hannah, Andrew, Rachel, Stephen, and four grandchildren. They are members of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.


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As Concordia strives to create impact in the world by developing globally minded citizens who “live uncommon,” the Office of Advancement proudly honors leaders who join us in our mission through its semi-annual Leadership Series event.

Past speakers include:

  • Rick Graber of The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
  • Jim Kacmarcik of Kapco Family of Companies
  • Peggy Troy of Children’s Hospital and Health System
  • Jack Salzwedel of American Family Insurance
  • Joe Koss of Culver Franchising System, LLC
  • Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas

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