Concordia University – Portland

Concordia University is a Christian university preparing leaders for the transformation of society. Concordia opened its doors for the first time at its current location in Portland, Oregon in 1905. The current president is Dr. Charles E. Schlimpert.

Mission: Concordia is a Christian University preparing leaders for the transformation of society.


phil-brandt_ctas_2011_smallPhillip Brandt joined the faculty of Concordia University in Portland, OR in 2005 where he continues to teach undergraduate courses in Religion, History, and Literature, including Theology of Ecology. He graduated from Concordia University, Nebraska and was subsequently enrolled at Washington University (MA Classics) and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis (MDiv). He holds a PhD in Classics and Archaeology from the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. He served parishes in Utah and Oregon for 15 years prior to joining the faculty at CU. An avid gardener, he and his wife, Stephanie, have dabbled in urban farming and currently live on a half-acre plot in Portland, Oregon where they grow much of their family’s vegetables and fruit. He is the convener of Sunday Sermon, a weekly pericope study with lay and ordained preachers in the Lutheran tradition.