Ministry symposium to honor retiring faculty member

by Dennis Brown

A symposium on ministry in honor of the retiring Rev. Frederick W. Pfotenhauer will take place April 10 (Wednesday) from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the McKenna Hall auditorium at the University of Notre Dame. The event is free and open to the public and a reception will follow.p. Rev. Pfotenhauer has served as a guest assistant professor of theology in the Master of Divinity Program at Notre Dame since 1980 and has been pastor of Hilltop Lutheran Church of the Ascension in South Bend for 35 years. He earned his master’s degree in psychology and his doctorate in theology from Notre Dame.p. The symposium will feature three talks on ministry: Martin E. Marty, a theologian from the University of Chicago, and Rev. Richard P. McBrien, Crowley-O’Brien Professor of Theology at Notre Dame, will offer Lutheran and Catholic perspectives, respectively, and Rev. Pfotenhauer will close with personal reflections.p. The symposium is sponsored by the Crowley-O’Brien Chair in Theology.

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