The 2020 Spring Workers’ Conference will held May 4-5 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids. The presenter is Dr. Thomas Korcok and he will be presenting on Catechizing the Post-Modern Mind.
Thomas James Korcok (b. 1961) has a B.A. in History and Political Science from Concordia College, Ann Arbor, Michigan; an M.Div. from Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines, Ontario; an M.Phil. from the University of Glasgow in Scotland; and a Ph.D from the Vrije University in Amsterdam. In addition to being a parish pastor for over 20 years, Dr. Korcok developed the journal Word and Deed in l994, and acted as its editorial chair from 1994 to 2005. Dr. Korcok also serves as a reserve chaplain to the Lincoln and Welland Regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces.
In 2001, Dr. Korcok developed Grace Evangelical Lutheran School in Pembroke, Ontario, and taught Logic to the upper grades. This initiated an interest that led to researching the application of the Liberal Arts in an elementary setting. He has taught at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines, Ontario and Niagara University in Lewiston, New York. He currently is an Associate Professor of Theology at Concordia University Chicago where he has taught since 2013. At Concordia Dr. Korcok director of the Center for the Advancement of Lutheran Liberal Arts (CALLA) and in charge of the Classical Lutheran Pedagogy program.
Dr. Korcok has many different interests including white-water canoeing, camping, skiing and aviation. His wife, Doreen, is an Academic Accommodations Coordinator at Brock University. He has two sons. Andrew who is married to Katie and works as a communications specialist with the Niagara College in St. Catharines and Mark, who is a commercial pilot with Air Canada. He also has three grandchildren.