Concordia University, Nebraska Appoints New Director of Human Services Programs

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Concordia University, Nebraska has named the Rev. Dr. Kevin Kohnke director of human services, gerontology and family life programs. “Kohnke’s seminary background and his extensive academic credentials in human development and family studies give him the skills to lead these programs, which include the online Master of Human Services (MHS), to continued success,” said Dr. Jenny Mueller-Roebke, university provost.

Dr. Kohnke’s impressive background in ministry and human services as well as a demonstrated commitment to serving others makes him an ideal fit for us.

Concordia University, Nebraska has named the Rev. Dr. Kevin Kohnke director of human services, gerontology and family life programs. “Kohnke’s seminary background and his extensive academic credentials in human development and family studies give him the skills to lead these programs, which include the online Master of Human Services (MHS), to continued success,” said Dr. Jenny Mueller-Roebke, university provost.

Before joining the Concordia faculty in 2007, Kohnke served as a parish pastor and in deaf ministry. He holds a master of divinity as well as a master’s in human development and family studies from the University of Missouri, a doctorate of ministry from Denver Seminary in marriage and family counseling and a doctorate of philosophy in human sciences with a specialization in gerontology from the University of Nebraska. In addition to his new role, Kohnke volunteers weekly as an area nursing home counselor, leads three GriefShare groups and is in the process of obtaining his mental health counselor license with a specialization in geriatric care.

“Concordia is a university that prepares students for Christian service and leadership,” said Mueller-Roebke.” Dr. Kohnke’s impressive background in ministry and human services as well as a demonstrated commitment to serving others makes him an ideal fit for us.”

About the online Master of Human Services
The master of human services online prepares students for careers helping individuals and families with courses in intercultural communication, professional and personal ethics, and lifespan development. Students in this Concordia master’s degree program may choose a generalist track or opt for one of three specializations: gerontology, community and public health or human services leadership and management. The program is grounded in Christian faith and integrates Concordia’s dedication to service ministry and the recognition of the dignity of all people.

For more information about the master of human services online at Concordia, go to onlineprograms.cune.edu.

About Concordia University, Nebraska
Concordia University, Nebraska was founded in 1894 by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and carries forward a mission of providing excellent Christian education as it welcomes all students seeking lives of learning, service and leadership. Concordia is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and offers more than 50 undergraduate programs and approximately 20 graduate degrees, specializations, certificates and adult learning programs.

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