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Clergyman , educator

James Vernon Bachman, American clergyman, educator. Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 1972. Fulbright grantee, 1968-1970; Florida State University fellow, 1982-1983, University fellow Florida State University, 1983-1986. Member Lake City Community Choir, 1975-1980, Tallahassee Bach Parley, 1981-1991. Member American Philosophical Association, Institute for Religion and Democracy, Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

Bachman, James Vernon was born on June 14, 1946 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States. Son of Merle Edward and Louise Clara (Meyermann) Bachman.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Philosophy, Valparaiso University, 1968. Bachelor with honors, Cambridge (England) University, 1970. Master of Arts in Theology, Cambridge (England) University, 1974.

Master of Divinity, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University, 1986.

Career

Pastor, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Lake City, Florida, 1971-1981; pastor, director, University Lutheran Center, Tallahassee, 1981-1989; instructor philosophy and world religions, Lake City (Florida) Community College, 1971-1981; department chairman, Lake City (Florida) Community College, 1978-1981; assistant professor philosophy, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1985-1989; professor philosophy, John R. Eckrich chair in religion and healing arts, Valparaiso (Indiana) U., since 1989. Chairman of Commission to restructure Florida-Georgia district Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Orlando, Florida, 1974-1978, secretary county on ministry in higher education, 1974-1980, chairman, 1981-1989, district coordinator campus ministry Florida-Georgia, 1981-1989. Treasurer campus ministries Florida State University, 1981-1989.

Consultant on bioethics Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, since 1990. Chairman Chicago Working Group on Genetics, Religion andEthics, 1990-1992. Board directors Chicago Clinical Ethics Programs, since 1992.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 1972.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Christian Care at Life's End, 1993, (with Jaakko Hintikka) What If.

      ? Toward Excellence in Reasoning, 1991. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Lake City Community Choir, 1975-1980, Tallahassee Bach Parley, 1981-1991. Member American Philosophical Association, Institute for Religion and Democracy, Phi Kappa Phi.

Connections

Married Susan Happel Ortmeyer, June 14, 1969. Children: Henry Nathaniel, Katherine Jeanne, Joshua Karl.

father:
Merle Edward Bachman

mother:
Louise Clara (Meyermann) Bachman

spouse:
Susan Happel Ortmeyer

child:
Joshua Karl Bachman

child:
Katherine Jeanne Bachman

child:
Henry Nathaniel Bachman