Rev. Dr. Patrick T. Ferry President, Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor
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.
He has authored numerous articles, reviews and essays on education, religion, and history and most recently, his book, Faith in the Freshman, a story of hoops and hopes. He has also made numerous presentations at meetings, workshops, and conferences and serves as a member on numerous higher education and community boards.
Dr. Ferry is married to Tamara and they have five children – Peter, Hannah, Andrew, Rachel, and Stephen and one grandchild, Eva. They are members of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.