Rev. Dr. Patrick T. Ferry
The Rev. Dr. Patrick T. Ferry was elected the eighth President of Concordia University Wisconsin in July 1997. Along with his duties as University President, Dr. Ferry continues to serve as a Professor of History. He began his faculty career at Concordia as an Assistant Professor of History in 1991. Dr. Ferry currently serves as a member on numerous community boards. Among them are appointments to the Wisconsin Foundation of Independent Colleges (WFIC); the Southeastern Wisconsin Information Technology Exchange (SWITCH); the West Suburban YMCA; and Lutheran Living Services.
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.
Dr. Ferry has authored numerous articles, reviews and essays on education, religion, and history. He has also made numerous presentations at meetings, workshops, and conferences. Dr. Ferry is married to Tamara and they have five children – Peter, Hannah, Andrew, Rachel, and Stephen. They are members of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.