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Paul Rorem, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
Virgil F. Thompson, Lummi Island, WA
Timothy Wengert, United Lutheran Seminary, Gettysburg, PA
Mark C. Mattes, Grand View University, Des Moines, IA
Mary Jane Haemig, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN
Suzanne S. Hequet, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN
Adam Morton, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England
John Hoyum, Denny Park Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Matthew L. Becker, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Maria Elizabeth Erling, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg
Michael J. Halvorson, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
Gordon A. Jensen, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon, Canada
Anna Marie Johnson, Garrett Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL
L. DeAne Lagerquist, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Carter Lindberg, Boston University
Martin Lohrmann, Warburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA
John T. Pless, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN
Kirsi Stjerna, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley
Sarah Hinlicky Wilson, Japan Lutheran Theological Seminary, Tokyo, Japan
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