Stephen Paul Starke
STARKE, Stephen Paul. b. Bay City, Michigan, 25 October 1955. Starke earned an AA at Concordia College in Ann Arbor, Michigan (1975) and a BA in secondary education (with an art major and a music minor) at Concordia Teachers’ College in River Forest, Illinois (1977). Upon graduation he spent a successful year teaching art at Luther High School North in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Pastoral ministry was beckoning, however, and he decided to enter seminary as soon as it was financially feasible. To that end, he worked for a year as a draftsman in Detroit at more than double his salary as a teacher. In 1979 he entered Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana (MDiv, 1983). He was...
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