Speaker Series

Psalms Getting to the heart

Join us for these 2 Sessions of study!

Session 1: Sat. at 4:15pm or Sun. at 9:15am

Session 2: Sun. at Noon (lunch provided)

Both sessions are an hour long.

More information below on the guest speaker. Dr. Tim Saleska. 

Rev. Dr. Timothy E. Saleska

 is the Gustav and Sophie Butterbach Professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary. He also serves as the Dean of Ministerial Formation and is the assistant basketball coach for the Concordia Preachers.


Tim has been a member of the faculty since 1997 and was named Dean of Ministerial Formation in 2011. Previously, he served as acting placement counselor (2004-07), editor of Concordia Theology Online (2006-08) and Director of the Master of Divinity and residential certificate programs (2008-11). Before joining the Seminary, Tim served as the pastor of Peace Lutheran Church, Cincinnati (1982-95) and St. Paul Lutheran Church, Napoleon, Ohio (1995-97).

Tim received his Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary in 1982. He also holds an associate degree from St. John’s College, Winfield, Kan. (1976); a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Mich. (1978); and a Master of Philosophy and Ph.D. from Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati (1991, 1999).


In addition to many articles and publications, Tim is the author of Psalms 1-50 for the Concordia Commentary Series.


Tim and his wife, Diane, who teaches nursing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL), have three children, two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, eight grandchildren and one somewhat lovable, low-IQ, flat-coated retriever named Jack.


Tim also has many interests. These include (but are not limited to): reading and talking about books, hiking, fishing, biking, basketball, baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals, swimming, watching movies, fine coffee (he is a big coffee snob-shamelessly so), full bodied red wine (especially Malbecs and Petite-Syrahs), and whole Greek yogurt.