April 27, 2017
Sioux Falls Seminary is excited to invite to join us on Friday, May 12, 2017, for the naming and dedication of our chapel space in honor of Professor Emeritus Dr. Ted Faszer and his wife, Marietta.
The celebration will begin with hors d’oeuvres at 5:45 p.m. in the lobby of the seminary and be followed by a service of worship and ceremony of dedication at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by May 5 by e-mailing [email protected] or calling 605.336.6588.
Music plays a large role in Ted Faszer’s life. Serving as the Professor of Educational Ministries and Church Music until his retirement in 2013, Ted may be best known for his work as the director of the Seminary Community Choir. He created the “Sem Choir” and led them in an annual Handel’s Messiah Concert. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Ted sensed a call to ministry during his college years while teaching and leading music at Calvary Baptist Church in Aberdeen, South Dakota. After seminary, he was the associate pastor of Parma Heights Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, with responsibilities in education and music. In 1977, after serving as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Chancellor, South Dakota, Ted became a part-time instructor for Sioux Falls Seminary. After that, he served as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Director of Masters Programs. With over three decades of service, Ted’s dedication to Sioux Falls Seminary is evident even in retirement as he now serves students as a Kairos Project affiliate faculty member.
Ted and Marietta will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in August 2017.