Rev. Dr. Darold Beekmann, 11th president of Gettysburg (now United) Lutheran Seminary, died on Jan. 13, in Minnesota. Beekmann served as the school’s head from 1990 to 2000.
During his tenure, the seminary underwent significant changes, becoming the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA’s) center for diaconal ministry, and expanding community service, particularly through a growing Music Gettysburg! concert program.