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Angela Zimmann

Vice President for Institutional Advancement, CFRE, Adjunct Faculty in Homiletics


Ph.D. in Rhetoric - Bowling Green State University (2007)
M.Div. with Honors in Preaching - Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (1998)
B.S. in Industrial Engineering - University of Toledo (1994)

Rev. Angela Zimmann, Ph.D., CFRE,  served as Interim President of United Lutheran Seminary from December 1, 2019 to August 1, 2020, at which time she resumed her responsibilities as Vice President for Institutional Advancement.  

Dr. Zimmann 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. Dr. Zimmann 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.

Dr. Zimmann 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.


BS, Industrial Engineering, University of Toledo, 1994
MDiv, with Honors in Preaching, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, 1998
PhD, (Rhetoric), Bowling Green State University, 2007

Mailing Address

61 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg, PA 17325