Friedrich Conrad Dietrich Wyneken, second president of the Missouri Synod, was born on 13 May 1810 at Verden, Hannover (Germany). In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of this pioneer missionary and synodical leader, the Institute has prepared a special commemorative exhibit for its museum on the Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) campus. The exhibit was opened with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, June 9, as part of a reception for Concordia Seminary alumni during alumni reunion week.
In connection with this anniversary, the Institute is also preparing translations of Wyneken’s correspondence and other writings so that his work may be more broadly studied and appreciated. Copies of this material will be made available on the CHI web site. Click here for the Wyneken page. And follow the CHI Blog for timely postings about the life and ministry of Wyneken throughout the anniversary year.