Belgum Chair in Lutheran Confessional Theology
Ensuring a Future for Our Lutheran Heritage and Scholarship
Named for a beloved pastor and teacher and his wife, both strong advocates of Cal Lutheran, this first of Cal Lutheran's endowed chairs insures that Lutheran scholarship and heritage will remain strong and relevant at the university.
Made possible through the generosity of the friends, family and colleagues of the late Rev. Dr. Gerhard L. Belgum and his wife Olga J. Belgum, it has been held by a professor who furthers the Lutheran heritage and its place in the life of the University through scholarship and teaching. As an active ambassador, the professor also maintains the University's strong bond with the church community.
The first holder of the Gerhard and Olga J. Belgum Chair was church historian Dr. R. Guy Erwin.
The university has plans to invite a post-doctoral Reformation scholar to assume this post beginning in the fall of 2023.