Meet Rev. Angela Zimmann Ph.D., CFRE
Interim President of United Lutheran Seminary.

Pastor Angela Zimmann was appointed Interim President of United Lutheran Seminary on December 1, 2019. She succeeds Dr. Richard Green. Prior to this appointment, Pastor Angela served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at ULS, where she is also Adjunct Professor of Homiletics.

Pastor Angela previously served as Bishop’s Assistant to Rev. Munib Younan, President of the Lutheran World Federation in Jerusalem, Palestine/Israel; Co-Pastor at Redeemer Lutheran in the Old City of Jerusalem; Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Riga, MI; and, Pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Dundee, MI.

She was a full-time instructor at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, with a course focus on Writing, Women’s Studies and the Honors Program. She also taught at Southeast Michigan Synod, Heidelberg University and Lourdes College. Pastor Angela served as president of the Lucas County Education Service Center School Board; trustee for the Ohio School Boards Association; and, charter member of the United States Presidential Scholars Alumni Association in Washington, DC.

Pastor Angela serves on the boards of the Gettysburg Area Dollars for Scholars and ARC of Adams County, serving special needs citizens. She previously served on the board of Anglican International School in Jerusalem.

She has been recognized for her work and service and is the recipient of the Ohio School Board Association Master Board Lifetime Achievement Award; the Ohio School Board Association Humanitarian Award; and, The Charles Shanklin Outstanding Graduate Research Award in Arts & Sciences.

Pastor Angela is author of the book, “Turning the Noose that Binds into a Rope to Climb: A Textual Search for Rhetorical and Linguistic Gender-Markings in Speech Samples of Three Contemporary Female Orators,” in addition to numerous articles, presentations and sermons. She holds a Ph.D. in English, Rhetoric and Writing from Bowling Green State University; a Master of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg; and, a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toledo.

She is married to Rev. Martin Otto Zimmann, Ph.D. They are parents to Seth and Chelsea.