Mary Shore


  • Ph.D., Religion, Duke University Divinity School
  • M.Div., Divinity, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Religion, Capital University

The Rev. Dr. Mary Hinkle Shore has been rector and dean at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary since 2019.    

As an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, she has served congregations in North Dakota and North Carolina. For 16 years, she was on the faculty of Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she taught courses in New Testament, Greek and preaching. Her research interests continue to revolve around the way that old texts, like those in Scripture, play in new contexts.    

Shore is a frequent speaker and author of the book Signs of Belonging: Luther's Marks of the Church and the Christian Life. She has also published articles in The Christian Century magazine, Word and World Journal, Journal for Preachers and the website Working Preacher.