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Maynard W. Dorow Papers (Missionary in South Korea)

Identifier: Collection ID-0032


  • 1957 - 1998


Biographical / Historical

Missionary Dorow, a son of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Dorow of Garner, Iowa, is a graduate of Saint Olaf College (B.A.) and Concordia Theological Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1956 with a B.D. degree. During his vicarage in 1954, he served as the Lutheran student counselor at San Jose State College in California. From 1956 to 1957, he was a fellowship-winning student at the Graduate School of Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis. The Rev. Dorow was ordained and commissioned as a missionary to Korea in September 1, 1957.

Mrs. Dorow, the former Shirley Groh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Groh in Mason City, Iowa, is an honor graduate of Valparaiso University, Indiana, with a B.A. degree. She was baptised, confirmed, and married at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mason City. Before her marriage, she served as the first field secretary of the Lutheran Deaconess Association; and, after marriage, served as a case-worker with the Lutheran Friends Services in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Luther Theological University (LTU) Seoul, Korea

The history of theological training in the Lutheran Church in relatively short, since the Lutheran church began work in Korea only forty years ago. The first theological training program, founded through the vision and the effort of Dr. Won Yong Ji in 1966, was called Lutheran Theological Academy. Then Luther Seminary was established in 1982. Finally Lutheran Theological University was formally licensed in December 1997.


1.5 Linear Feet (One cubic foot box; One 5" letter box; One small flat box;)

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Maynard W. Dorow Papers
Missionary in Korea
Todd D. Zittlow with Peg Robson
May 6, 2021
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Part of the Concordia Historical Institute Repository

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