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Samuel Harry Larsen, American minister, educator. Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1981. Recipient Meritorious Service medal Secretary of Navy, 1981, 96. President Covenant Seminary Student Association, St. Louis, 1976-1977; chaplain Churches Soccer Association, Sunshine Coast, Australia, 1984-1986; tutor Logan Elementary School, San Diego, 1991-1992; member advisory board Young Men’s Christian Association, Oak Harbor, 1992-1995.

Background

Larsen, Samuel Harry was born on February 3, 1947 in Sterling, Kansas, United States. Son of Harold Julius and Edna Marguerite (Wasson) Larsen.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, 1969. Master of Divinity, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, 1979. Doctor of Ministry, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi, 1989.

Doctor of Philosophy, Trinity International University, Deerfield, Illinois, 1998.

Career

Operations officer United States Ship O'Hare United States Navy, Norfolk, Virginia, 1969—1971. Senior advisor River Interdiction division 42 United States Naval Advisory Group, Vietnam, 1971—1972. Instructor United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, 1972—1975.

Pastoral intern Community Presbyterian Church, Nairobi, Kenya, 1977—1978. Officer-in-charge Naval Reserve Shipboard Simulator Laboratory and School, New Orleans, 1979—1981. Church planter Mission to the World, Brisbane, Australia, 1982—1984, team coordinator Queensland, Australia, 1984—1986, regional director Australia, 1986—1989.

Squadron chaplain Destroyer Squadron Five, San Diego, 1989—1992. Chaplain Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Washington, 1992—1995. Academy mentor Chesapeake Theological Seminary, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, 1996.

Professor missions Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi, 1998—2003, academy dean, 2003—2006, vice president International Doctoral Programs, 2004—2010, professor Missions emeritus, since 2010. Dean Westminster Theological College, Brisbane, 1986-1988. Delegate Louisiana Congress on World Evangelism, Manila, 1989.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1981.

Membership

President Covenant Seminary Student Association, St. Louis, 1976-1977. Chaplain Churches Soccer Association, Sunshine Coast, Australia, 1984-1986. Tutor Logan Elementary School, San Diego, 1991-1992.

Member of advisory board Young Men’s Christian Association, Oak Harbor, 1992-1995.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: chess, astronomy, history, anthropology.

Connections

Married Natalie Louise Mahlow, June 21, 1969. Children: Samuel Eric, Kristen Joy, Hans Joseph.

father:
Harold Julius Larsen

mother:
Edna Marguerite (Wasson) Larsen

spouse:
Natalie Louise Mahlow

child:
Samuel Eric Larsen

child:
Kristen Joy Larsen

child:
Hans Joseph Larsen