Seminary Guild

The Concordia Seminary Guild’s objectives are to cultivate a deeper interest in Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and to provide items for the campus and students which are not ordinarily furnished by the Seminary.

Upcoming Luncheons:

  • February 20
  • March 20
  • May 15
  • September 18
  • October 16
  • December 11


Concordia Seminary
Koburg Dining Hall
801 Seminary Place
St. Louis MO 63105


Registration – 11:30am
Program – 12:00pm

$10 for each guest.
Reservations needed 2 weeks prior to event. Send RSVP with payment to Alice Kastens, 5101 King’s Park Drive, St. Louis, MO 63129. Please make check payable to Concordia Seminary Guild. Visitors and new members are always welcome!

Welcome to our community of Concordia Seminary Guild. We invite you to join us for a new year of interesting programs and enjoyable fellowship. We also will work together on completing our project goals to benefit the community of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Download a copy of the Guild Program Guide. We are a community brought together in the Body of Christ. sem-guild-2014We are individuals who serve and share, who care and prepare, and who celebrate our organization and our blessings received. Individual membership is $10 per year (yearly membership runs from July 1 through June 30 of the following year). The membership fee for Women’s Organizations is $25. Project donations are applied to our list of adopted projects for this academic year. To join the Concordia Seminary Guild, send an e-mail to Jean Redman ( or print and complete the Guild Membership & Project Donation Form.


The Guild celebrated its 80th anniversary at the May 3, 2013 meeting

[Below is a recent article from Concordia Seminary Today describing the Seminary Guild’s activities and the impact these ladies have on the Seminary community!]

Women Who Aid Concordia Seminary Students and Families

Women are a big part of Concordia Seminary’s day to day life, many volunteering much time to provide richness to the time spent on campus. Some are married to students, some are studying in the deaconess or graduate schools, while others are members of Lutheran churches in St. Louis and many other parts of the country.

Joyce Bischoff, President of the Seminary Guild

Joyce Bischoff, President of the Seminary Guild

The Seminary Guild is an organization made up of women from all over synod who support our students and families through dues from individuals and congregational women’s groups. The Guild’s objective is to cultivate a deeper interest in Concordia Seminary and to provide items for the campus and students which are not ordinarily furnished by the Seminary. Guild members who live in the St. Louis area meet 6 times a year for a luncheon where details of how donated monies will be used are discussed.

This school year the Guild will provide almost $30,000 worth of projects for students. That is an amazing figure when you take into account they do not fund raise, they depend on the generosity of women throughout the synod paying a yearly $8 dollars in dues.

This year’s projects include: Pieper’s Christian Dogmatics for incoming students, Book of Concord for incoming SMP students, Clergy shirt coupons, Book of Concord in Spanish for the Hispanic Studies Program, dorm appliances, free weights for Pedersen Fieldhouse. In addition the guild gives money to help fund the

following organizations: Seminary Chorus, Food Bank, Family Night Dinners, Life Transitions Office, Student Emergency Fund, Re-Sell-It Shop, Deaconess Studies and direct Student Aid.

Over the years the Guild has provided funding for plantings near the chapel and the perennial quad next to Werner Auditorium as well as financial support for the individual community garden plots and vegetables which are grown all around campus.

In addition the Guild designates February meeting as a time to help stock the Food Bank and Re-Sell-It Shop. Those attending the meeting will bring items for both places. This year they will be able to take a tour of the new facilities.

At the start of last May’s final meeting of the year, students decided to surprise the women by coming into Koburg to thank them for all they had done.

The Guild is a wonderful organization, giving their time and money to make life on campus better for students and their families. We give thanks for them and the gifts they bring.

~ Diane Meyer