The Rev. Eric Worringer



(est. 2016) Master of Theology – Luther Seminary
Concentration: Pastoral Theology

2012 Master of Divinity – Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Concentration: Theological Studies
Thesis: “A Mutual Gift? Trajectories, Concerns and Disagreement on the Gift between Martin Luther and Jacques Derrida”
Advisor: Dr. Brandon Withrow

2011 Graduate coursework Trinity Lutheran Seminary

2010 Graduate coursework Luther Seminary

2009 Bachelor of Arts The Ohio State University
Political Science

Ministry and Work Experience

2015-present Pastor/Redeveloper
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts

2014-2015 Vicar (Pastoral Internship)
Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, Arlington, Massachusetts

2013-2014 Chaplain
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2012-2013 Chaplain Resident (CPE Level I/II)
Units: Trauma, Emergency Department, Burn, and Pediatrics
Mercy St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio

2012 On-Call/Contingent Chaplain
Mercy St. Charles’ Hospital, Oregon, Ohio

2009-2012 Youth and Family Director
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Temperance, Michigan

2011-2012 Chaplain Intern (CPE Level I)
Mercy St. Charles Hospital, Oregon, Ohio

2006-2009 President/Peer Minister/Worship Leader
Jacob’s Porch (Lutheran Campus Ministry at Ohio State), Columbus, Ohio

2007-2008 Counselor
Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp, Amery, Wisconsin

2005-2006 Confirmation Teacher (volunteer)
Oak Grove Lutheran Church, Richfield, Minnesota

Scholarly Work


Full Articles
November “Encountering the Other: Curation and Pastoral Identity” ARTS: Arts in 2014 Theology and Religious Studies 26.1 (2014): 25-30.

Reformation “Luther’s Christological Giving and The Welfare State in the U.S.” 2014 LOGIA: Journal of Lutheran Theology Vol. XXIII, No. 3(Fall 2014)


The Politics of Jesus, by de la Torre, Miguel A.” Word & World: Masculinity Vol. 36, No. 1 (Winter 2016): 90-93

 “Brian Gregor. A Philosophical Anthropology of the Cross: The Cruciform Self. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013. 278 pages.” Dialog: A Journal of Theology, Fall 2015.

Apr 2014 “Encountering the Other: Pastoral Ministry as Curation.” Presented at Upper Midwest American Academy of Religion 2014 Regional Meeting, St. Paul, Minnesota

Teaching Experience

Guest Lecturer
Jul 2012 Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Course: Worldviews, Perspectives, and Christianity (Blackboard – Online)
Lecture: “The Vanishing Horizon: Postmodernity and Postmodernism”

Jan 2012 Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Course: Survey in Church History
Lecture: “Constantine: the Empire and the Church”

Nov 2011 Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Course: Hermeneutics
Lecture: “The Theology of Luther and the Lutheran Hermeneutic”

Jul 2011 Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Course: Biblical, Philosophical, and Religious Worldviews (Blackboard – Online)
Lecture: “Postmodernity and Postmodern Philosophy”

Teaching Assistant/Graduate Assistant/Research Assistant

Summer 2012 to Dr. Brandon Withrow, Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Courses: Worldviews, Perpectives & Christianity (online), The Globalization of Modern Christianity (online)
Research areas: Figures in historical Jewish Feminism

Winter 2012 to Dr. Brandon Withrow, Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Courses: Survey of Christian History, Hermeneutics (online)
Research areas: Figures in Modern Feminism in the Great Monotheistic Religions, with special focus on Islamic Feminism

Summer 2011 to Dr. Brandon Withrow, Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Course: Biblical, Philosophical and Religious Worldviews
Research areas: 16th and 17th century Trinitarian debates, divine right of the King in Tory theology and politics