Continuing Education

Panhandle Circuit to Host
Continuing Education Course

at Lutherhaven Retreat Center, Knowles, OK
on June 10-12, 2019


                                                                         Rev. Ryan Tietz

                            Guys with Funny Names: Nahum, Obadiah and Habakkuk

Within Christian scripture books about foreign nations are often times overlooked. However, these books function to describe the inbreaking of the kingdom of God with the destruction of evil. This course explores the rich theology of these often overlooked books.

The Oklahoma District is graciously allowing us to use the retreat center and so we can stay free of charge on the premises during our stay. The District also is graciously going to pick up the cost for food.

Free housing and Free Food! It does not get any better than that!

Because of our current situation, the bunkhouse not being available, we are unable to accept female attendees at this time. We hope to have the bunkhouse finished by 2020 and then we will be able to open the opportunity for all who want to attend.

Below is the link to register for the course online:

Please prayerfully consider this opportunity and email me if you have any questions.


Rev. Randy Foote

Zion Lutheran Church
Buffalo, OK


Ryan Tietz, S.T.M.  - Biography

The Rev. Dr. Ryan Tietz joined  the Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, faculty in 2015. He is passionate about exploring and teaching the prophets, wisdom literature, Old Testament eschatology and Hebrew poetry.

He earned his B.A. from Concordia University Nebraska, and his Master of Divinity degree and Master of Sacred Theology degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. He received his Ph.D. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, in the fall of 2018, examining the theme of the delay of salvation in the book of Isaiah.

Tietz has served in multiple parish settings including as assistant pastor at Zion Lutheran Church, Schenectady, New York, as well as interim pastor in several congregations in the Chicago area. His teaching experience includes multiple courses in Theology and Hebrew as an adjunct instructor at Concordia University Chicago.

He and his wife, Jeanine, have two children, Isaiah and Amaya.


Oklahoma District – LCMS Professional Church Worker Continuing Education Scholarships 

CE Financial Aid Application (Click here)
Any Questions Contact: Rev. Ned Moerbe
P.O. Box 545; Blackwell, OK 74631