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Martin Otto Zimmann

Director of Church Relations


Ph.D. - Bowling Green State University (2011)|
M.Div. - Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (1998)
B.A. - Wittenberg University (1990)

The Rev. Dr. Martin Zimmann serves with the Advancement team as gift officer and alumni/ae relations director; he also serves as Adjunct faculty in the field of culture and ethnic studies.

Martin helped shape the synodical partnership between the Southeast Michigan Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Holy Land and Jordan and has helped to organize ELCA delegations to Jerusalem and the West Bank. He has taught at Siena Heights University in Adrian Michigan and Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio on a variety of topics, including Ethnic Studies, Literature and Composition, Climate Change and Sustainability, and Apocalypse Theology. Beginning in February of 2013, he served the English Congregation of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem and was assistant to former LWF President, Bishop Munib Younan for 1.5 years. He currently serves on the board of the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development in the Middle East. He now lives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Angela, and children Seth and Chelsea.


Martin is a frequent contributor to the online Living Lutheran magazine.

Mailing Address

61 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg, PA 17325