St. Louis—Jonathan D. Schultz, President and CEO of Concordia Publishing House (CPH), has announced that Rev. Dr. Jacob Corzine has accepted the call to serve as vice president of publishing. Corzine will begin service at CPH on July 1, 2023. 

“CPH has a rich history of equipping The Lutheran Church—Missouri  Synod with resources for churches, schools, families, and individuals to understand and proclaim the faith confidently,” said Schultz. “I look forward to working with Dr. Corzine as CPH strives to provide resources faithful to the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions for the church today and for years to come.” 

“Throughout his career, Dr. Corzine has demonstrated a strong commitment to equipping Lutherans with the resources needed to confess their faith confidently,” said Dr. Mark Bender, chair of the CPH Board of Directors. “The board is certain that his extensive scholarly and editorial experience will benefit CPH for years to come.” 

Corzine’s research interests include the Lord’s Supper, certainty and the conscience, and the rise of confessionalism in the nineteenth century. He has been a member of the Concordia University Chicago (CUC) faculty since 2017, most recently serving as the interim dean of the College of Theology, Arts, and Humanities. At CUC, he has taught classes on Lutheran doctrine and the Lutheran Confessions. 

“I am delighted to accept God’s call to serve Him at Concordia Publishing House,” said Corzine. “I look forward immensely to working together with the team at CPH and so many others to cultivate a collection of faithful resources in service to the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in and beyond The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. In all we do, to God alone be the glory.” 

Corzine has extensive international ministry experience in Germany, northern Europe, and South  Africa. Prior to his work at CUC, Corzine served as campus minister assigned to the University of  Pretoria, South Africa. The author and editor of many scholarly publications, Corzine also has  contributed German-language translations for the extended American Edition of Luther’s Works for Concordia Publishing House. Corzine received his doctor of theology in systematic theology from the Humboldt University of Berlin in Germany. He also holds a master of divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and a bachelor of arts from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. 

Corzine and his wife, Tiia, have been blessed with two daughters. 

For more information or to schedule an interview with Jacob Corzine, please contact Elizabeth Pittman, director of Public Relations, at