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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 22, 2017
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Prof. David Pfrimmer, Principal Dean at WLS

The Rev. Dr. David Pfrimmer

Principal-Dean and Registrar, Professor of Applied Christian Ethics

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.3229

Office Location: Seminary Building
Office Hours: 8:30 Am to 4:30 PM
Academic Background
BA in Economics, Waterloo Lutheran University, 1973;
MDiv Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, 1977;
MA in Social Ethics, Wilfrid Laurier University in 1983;
DMin in church-state issues, Princeton Seminary, 2000.
Dr. Pfrimmer has served as the Principal Dean since May 1, 2005. 
Dr. Pfrimmer has served as the Principal-Dean and Professor of Applied Christian Ethics since May 1, 2005. An ordained Pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, Dr. Pfrimmer has served in parishes in Kingston and Hew Hamburg, Ontario.

David was the Executive Secretary for the denomination and for close to twenty-five years served as Director of the Lutheran Office for Public Policy. He has served as Chairperson of numerous ecumenical and multifaith organizations including the Canadian Council of Churches’ Commission on Justice and Peace and was a founding member and Chairperson of the Interfaith Social Assistance Coalition and former President of the Ontario Social Development Council.

He has represented the ELCIC on a wide range of ecumenical and multifaith coalitions that have addressed issues of economic globalization, social and health policy, peace and disarmament, human rights and aboriginal rights. He has represented the ELCIC on the governing council of the Lutheran World Federation and has been frequently a member of numerous election observer, human rights, and ecumenical delegations.

Dr. Pfrimmer teaches in the area of public theology and ethics at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary on the campus of Wilfrid Laurier University. His research has focused on church/state relationships, corporate social responsibility, and the contribution of faith groups and organizations to reclaiming the vocation of government, business and the voluntary sector and developing a new understanding of the “public.”
Additional Information


Justice and Peace Camp Presentation, August 2012

Being a Public Seminary