Walter Wangerin Jr. joined Valparaiso University’s faculty in 1991 as the Emil and Elfriede Jochum University professor. Wangerin is a contributing writer for The Lutheran magazine and frequent speaker throughout the nation on topics of faith, story telling, and writing. Wangerin was speaker for the Lutheran Vespers radio program from 1994 through January 2005, and prior to joining Valparaiso’s faculty he served as an inner-city pastor in Evansville, Indiana for 16 years.

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