Luther House of Study is not a building or place, it is a mission. We work to strengthen Lutheran leadership and ministries for the proclamation of the Gospel.

Anchored in the Lutheran faith and grounded in the foundation of Lutheran education, (in partnership with Sioux Falls Seminary) Luther House of Study serves future ministry professionals, current ministry professionals, and congregations.

Luther House of Study offers, at no cost, online curriculum and videos for learning about the Lutheran faith and its foundation. Individuals may utilize these resources in self study while congregations or ministry professionals may find them beneficial for larger groups.

Luther House of Study started in 2006, and with support from donors and the Lutheran Leadership Foundation, continues to provide support and resources for the proclamation of the Gospel.



Chris Croghan, Director, Luther House of StudyChris Croghan, Director

Chris is driven by the same motives that inspired Luther: a deep seated concern for the proclamation of the Gospel and the care of souls. These motivations inspired Chris to help establish and direct the Luther House of Study.

Trained as a Reformation scholar specializing in the life and teachings of Martin Luther, pastoral ministry remains central to Chris’ vocational identity. After graduating from Augustana College, Chris earned his M.Div. and was ordained in 1995. He returned to Luther Seminary five years later and was granted a Ph.D. in church history.

Chris has been teaching college and seminary students since 2004, with his primary emphasis being nurturing faith and preparing pastors.

As the Director of the Luther House of Study, Chris has worked to make theological education more accessible and affordable while providing sound theological content.

You may contact Chris at 605-274-5488 or email croghan@augie.edu. 





 Sarah Stenson, Luther House of Study

Sarah Stenson, Associate Director


What do corporate law, family and proclaiming the gospel have in common? Ask Sarah Stenson, and she will tell you each of these things is something for which she has a deep passion.

After graduating from Luther College, Sarah attended the University of Minnesota Law School and graduated with a J.D. in 1992. She worked as a corporate attorney at Honeywell Inc. and Kmart Corp. headquarters before becoming the stay-at-home mother of two children.

As the Associate Director of the Luther House of Study, Sarah has worked at LHOS from its inception - teaching in classrooms, congregations, and working to nurture faith and prepare pastors.

You may contact Sarah at 605-274-5488 or email sstenson@augie.edu.