Dr. Ross E. Stueber 


Ross Stueber served Concordia University for 12 years as the Vice President of Academics at Concordia University Ann Arbor, the Assistant to the President for Governance and Planning at Concordia University Wisconsin, and as the Executive Director of the Association for Lutheran Secondary Schools.

Dr. Stueber received his bachelor’s degree in education from Concordia University Nebraska (formerly Concordia Teacher’s College). His master’s degree is from St. Francis University, Ft. Wayne Indiana, and was awarded a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from St. Louis University in May 2000.

Ross is married to Darlene, who has also been a Lutheran educator and mentor. They are the parents of 3 children and grandparents to ten.

Dr. Stueber began his teaching ministry near Decatur Indiana as a 3rd and 4th grade teacher. He has taught in grades 3 through 8 at the elementary level at Lutheran schools in Indiana and Michigan. In 1976 he became the principal of Our Savior Lutheran School in Lansing Michigan. In 1986 he became the first principal of Lutheran High Westland. This high school is one of four Lutheran high schools operated by the Lutheran High School Association of Greater Detroit. In 1992 Dr. Stueber began his service as the Associate Director of Schools for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. He served in that role until the summer of 2001, when he accepted the Call to Concordia University Wisconsin.

From July 2002 through June 2014, Dr. Stueber served part-time as the Executive Director for the Association of Lutheran Secondary Schools. He served for 8 years as the chairman of his congregation. At Concordia University Wisconsin he also directed the graduate education programs for educational administration.

With a passion for Lutheran schools, he has led numerous workshops on school leadership and provides consulting services on change, strategic planning and policy based governance.

Currently Dr. Stueber is the lead consultant for his consulting company e3 Leadership working with congregations, schools, and other non-profits with planning and governance issues.

The Christus Primus Award is a service award presented to clergy, educators or laypersons of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. The recipient is recognized for their distinguished service to the church and community.