Timothy C. J. Quill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions
Dean of International Studies



Dr. Quill served as a parish pastor for 15 years in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. He received a B.S. in Education from Concordia Teachers College, Seward, Nebraska in 1971, and his M.Div. and S.T.M. from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 1980 and 1993 respectively. In 1996, he received a Masters of Philosophy from Drew University followed by a Ph.D. upon completion of his dissertation in 2002. The title of his dissertation is “An Examination of the Contributions of Theodosius Harnack to the Renewal of the Liturgy in the Ninteenth Century.”

He has served as Director of the Russian Project at CTS since 1996. In this position, he has traveled extensively to Russia and the former nations of the Soviet Union, overseen the recruitment of approximately 40 students from the Russia and the C.I.S. to study on the Fort Wayne campus; assisted in the establishment of Lutheran Theological Seminary in Novosibirsk, Siberia; and organized theological seminaries in Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and Lithuania.

Since 2002, he has served as Dean of International Studies. Professor Quill teaches liturgy, homiletics and missions.

Collected Writings


"Liturgical Worship" in Perspectives on Christian Worship: Five Views, ed. J. Matthew Pinson, Broadman & Holdman Publishers, Nashville, TN, 2009.
The Impact of the Liturgical Movement on American Lutheranism, Scarecrow Press, Inc., Drew University Studies in Liturgy, No. 3. 1997

Scholarly Articles

"Open and Closed Doors: Opportunities in Global Missions Today" in Congress on the Lutheran Confessions 2005 Papers, Ed. John A. Maxfield (The Luther Academy: St. Louis, MO) 2009
"Liturgical Preaching" and "The Presence of Christ in the Liturgy" in The Three Witnesses: MLTC Monograph Series, Number 2, Ed. Dean Apel and Reijo Arkkila (National Printing Press Ltd: Kenya) 2004
Lithuanian Aspirations and LWF Ambitions: In Honor of Bishop Jonas Kalvanas (1949-2003) in Concordia Theological Quarterly, (vol. 66, No. 4, 2002).
"Theodosius Harnack and Litugical Preaching," in Lord Jesus Christ, Will you Not Stay: Essays in Honor of Ronald Feuerhahn, (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2002).
"The Modern Liturgical Movement and American Lutheranism," in The Bride of Christ (Vol. 24, No. 4, 2000).
"And with Your Spirit: Why the Ancient Response Should Be Restored in the Pastoral Greeting" in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology (Vol. 7, No. 2, 1998).
"Law-Gospel Preaching: Giving the Gifts" in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology (Vol. 3, No. 4, 1994).

Devotional Writings

"The Struggle of Lutheran Identity in Africa" in For the Life of the World, (November 2008, Vol. 12, No. 4)
"The End Times in Pastoral Practice: In the Midst of Earthly Life" published in the Journal for the Fifth Annual Conference of the Good Shepherd Institute, Ed. Daniel Zager (Concordia Theological Seminary Press: Fort Wayne, IN) 2005
"Missionary Pastors and Lutheran Missions" in For the Life of the World (Vol. 4, No. 2, 2000).
"Divine Service and the Forgiveness of Sins" in Real Life Worship Reader, 1993.
Sermon Studies on Isaiah 42:1-7 and Samuel 3:1-10 in Concordia Pulpit Resources, 1991.
"Devotional Thoughts on the Easter Vigil" Concordia Journal, 1990.

Book Review

Book Review Essay, “Meta-Church and its Implications for a Confessional Lutheran Church,” in Logia: A Journal of Lutheran Theology (Vol. 2, No. 4, 1993)