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Brian Hennig

Work Phone: (507) 354-8221 ext 345


Professor of Theology and History

Office: WCC 234

M. Div., WLS

Brian Hennig serves as professor of History and Theology at MLC. He teaches Biblical History and Literature II, Lutheran Confessional Writings, The Modern West: From the Renaissance to World War II, and the Reformation Era.

His experiences include serving as an instructor of Theology at MLC from 1993-1995. After he finished his studies at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, he was assigned to be a graduate assistant to the AZ/CA district president at King of Kings Lutheran Church in Garden Grove, CA.  He served there until May of 2000. He then accepted the divine call to serve as associate pastor at Emanuel Lutheran Church in New London, WI.  He served there until he received the call to serve as a professor at Martin Luther College in 2013.

Both of Prof. Hennig’s parents served in the public ministry of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.  His father, Daniel, served as a Lutheran elementary school principal in Nebraska for ten years.  He then served as a Lutheran pastor in Michigan and California for over thirty years.  His mother, Barb, served as a Lutheran elementary school teacher in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and California for many years.

Brian and his wife, Grace (Wessel), have been married since June of 1996.  They have three children: Molly, Christian, and Natalie.  Grace is currently serving MLC as Professor of Music.