Timothy Goeglein

Concordia University is pleased to welcome its inaugural Visiting Fellow for Christian Citizenship, Timothy Goeglein.


On Oct. 30-31, 2019, Goeglein immersed himself in the faith and learning at Concordia University Ann Arbor, spending time with students in conversations about Christian leadership, integrity, and God’s grace and mercy.

An author and friend of the university, Goeglein has enjoyed an exceptional career in Christian leadership, having served as a special assistant to President George W. Bush and as Vice President for External Relations at Focus on the Family.

Timothy Goeglein

“We are grateful for the investment of time, energy, and wisdom that Timothy Goeglein has shared with our students,” said Vice President of Administration Rev. Dr. Ryan Peterson. “His willingness to engage with them and encourage them has certainly been a blessing.”

Goeglein is serving as guest professor for Concordia’s Christian Citizen Education classes (CCE130). In addition, Geoglein is also spending face-time with students in family law, public policy, and writing classes, sharing experiences from his time in the White House, dealing in policy at the nation’s capital, and lessons learned through his leadership role at Focus on the Family.

Geoglein often visits college campuses like Concordia to share encouragement with students to be Christian leaders who openly confess their faith and extend mercy and grace to all the people in their lives; without exception.

“Many of us were inspired by Goeglein’s presence on our campus this week,” said Peterson. “He encouraged our students to ‘never stop being curious about big things’ and also challenged them to ‘be a participant rather than a spectator.’  Our Concordia community was strengthened through the words and presence of Timothy Goeglein.”

— Rachel (Ferry) Thoms is manager of campus communications for Concordia University Ann Arbor. She may be reached at rachel.thoms@cuaa.edu or 734-476-7736.

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