Dr. Marlys Taege-Moberg
A graduate of the Marquette University School of Journalism, Marlys Taege Moberg has an honorary doctor of letters from Concordia University Wisconsin. In her career, she has taught high school English and Journalism, served as a correspondent for the Lake Country Reporter, edited the Home Section of the Waukesha Freeman, and been editor-in-chief of the Badger Lutheran Newspaper and the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly. During her 20 years on the staff of Bethesda Lutheran Homes and Services, she worked first as Public Relations Director, then as Development Director, and finally as Corporate Affairs Administrator.
A frequent speaker at Christian conference and women’s retreats on encouragement, women in Christian history, disability issues and communication trends, she is the author of six books, including And God Gave Women Talents, Women Through the Bible (both by Concordia Publishing House), two historical volumes for the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) and two for Bethesda (its 75th anniversary and 100th anniversary histories).
The author of numerous Bible studies, topic studies and articles, her writing has appeared in the “Lutheran Witness” magazine, “Portals of Prayer,” “The Best of Portals of Prayer” (both Concordia Publishing House), “Special Education Today” (LifeWay), and “Light from the Word” (Wesley Press, Indianapolis).
She was the first public relations director for the international LWML, the first woman to serve as president of the Association of Lutheran Development Executives, the first woman to be named “Key person of the Year” by the CUW Century Club, and the first woman president of the Century Club (now Friends of Concordia). She also was one of the first women to serve on the Editorial Commission for Official Periodicals and the Board for Communication Services of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.