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Hausvater: /HAUS-fah-ter/
noun (German)
1. Housefather.
2. Spiritually responsible head of household, including the housefather as assisted by the housemother.
>> Example: "As the Hausvater should teach it [Christian doctrine] to the entire family ..."
(Martin Luther, Small Catechism, 1529)

The Hausvater Project is a free association of confessional Lutherans joined by the shared principles outlined in our Mission and Vision Statements. An independent board of directors governs the affairs of The Hausvater Project, drawing insight, encouragement, and strength from a broad network of advisors. A formal list of advisors is provided below. The board also maintains regular contact with various informal advisors, including: pastors and seminarians; lawyers and businessmen; educators and graduate students; husbands, wives, fathers, and mothers.

Current Officers

Dr. Ryan C. MacPherson
Casper, WY

Rev. Johann Caauwe
Vice President
Wood Lake, MN

Rev. Juan Palm
North Morristown, MN

Advisory Network

Dr. Allan C. Carlson
Ph.D., Modern European History
Visiting Distinguished Professor of Political Science and History, Hillsdale College
President, The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society
International Secretary, World Congress of Families
Rockford, IL

Mr. John A. Eidsmoe
M.Div., Confessional Lutheran Theology
M.A., Biblical Studies
Professor of Law, Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy
Legal Counsel, Foundation for Moral Law
Pike Road, AL

Dr. Erich Heidenreich
Marshall, MI

Mr. Allen Quist
M.A., Psychology
B.Div., Confessional Lutheran Theology
Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Bethany Lutheran College
Researcher and Writer, EdWatch
St. Peter, MN

Rev. Dr. Steven L. Reagles
Ph.D., English (Rhetoric & Linguistics)
M.A., Speech Communication
M.Div., Confessional Lutheran Theology
Mankato, MN

Rev. Dr. D. Richard Stuckwisch
Ph.D., Liturgical Studies
S.T.M., Historical Theology
M.A., Liturgical Studies
M.Div., Confessional Lutheran Theology
Pastor, Emmaus Lutheran Church
South Bend, IN

Rev. David Thompson
M.Div., Confessional Lutheran Theology
Pastor, Faith Lutheran Church
San Antonio, TX

Mr. Aaron D. Wolf
M.A., Christian Studies/Church History
Associate Editor, Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture (The Rockford Institute)
Rockford, IL

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