In 1869, Concordia Publishing House was founded as a small St. Louis printery with the mission of providing doctrinally sound materials for churches and individuals. Today, our company thrives as a nationally recognized publishing company that offers churches, schools, and individuals more than 10,000 products and services. And while we continue to grow from our humble beginnings 150 years ago, our mission remains the same.
Concordia Publishing House is the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. It exists for the purposes of strengthening and aiding member congregations in their proclamation of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and working in partnership with the agencies and congregations of the Synod to provide publishing services. On their behalf, Concordia Publishing House will develop, produce, market, and distribute products and services that are faithful to the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions and which will effectively serve such proclamation to people throughout the world. All to the Glory of God.
We are committed to providing excellent customer service, creating customer engagement, and building and maintaining customer relationships.
We are committed to challenging ourselves to deliver innovative products and services that improve the experience and exceed the expectations of our customers.
We are committed to evaluating and improving CPH processes in every area to drive down costs and cycle time and to increase job satisfaction and encourage personal growth and learning.
We are committed to ensuring sustainable financial success to serve God’s people now and in the future.
We are committed to developing the highest quality products and services for our customers.
Jonathan D. Schultz was born in Harvard, Illinois, as the third of five children of the Rev. Donald and Mary Schultz. Much of his childhood was spent living in rural Altamont, IL, where his father was pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church (Blue Point). His high school years were spent in Red Bud, Illinois, after his father was called to serve at St. John’s Lutheran Church there.
Mr. Schultz received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois and received his law degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.
Prior to arriving at CPH in 1998, he and his wife served as volunteer missionaries in Guatemala for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. He has also practiced law at a Chicago law firm.
One of Mr. Schultz’s passions is Lutheran education. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Lutheran High School Association of St. Louis. From 2003-2014, he held various leadership positions on the Board of Directors of Christ Community Lutheran School, a Presidential Blue Ribbon School serving more than 600 students and their families. Mr. Schultz also currently serves as Chair of the Board of the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis, a $100 million foundation that is committed in the name of Jesus Christ to seeing the improved care of hurting people in the greater St. Louis region. In addition, from 2007-2018, Mr. Schultz served in various leadership positions on the Board of Directors of Lutheran World Relief, an international relief and development agency. Mr. Schultz is active in his congregation, Glendale Lutheran Church.
In 1990, Mr. Schultz married Susan Wischmeier, a Lutheran school teacher, who grew up on her family’s farm outside of Columbus, Indiana. The Lord has blessed them with three children, Thomas (and wife, Allison), Mollie, and Abigail. They currently reside in St. Louis, Missouri.
At Concordia Publishing House, we are dedicated to our mission of serving and strengthening the people of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For 150 years, we have provided sound doctrinal content and high-quality products for our customers. We are proud to be your publisher.
We are also proud to be recognized as a leader in our industry. Over the years, CPH has earned many awards for customer service, exceptional quality, and excellence in workplace environment. These awards are not only a true honor but also a reflection of our employees' dedication and passion for excellence.
It is our pleasure to serve you, and we could not be more grateful for your support.
The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) is presented annually by the president of the United States to organizations that demonstrate quality and performance excellence. Organizations that apply for the Baldrige Award are judged by an independent board of examiners. Recipients are selected based on achievement and improvement in seven areas, known as the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence:
Recognized as one of the strongest state-level quality award programs in the country, the Missouri Quality Award is the official state recognition for excellence in quality leadership.
A mark of distinction for organizations that are well run and are in accord with biblical principles. This designation will be of interest to organization management, prospective job applicants, investors, volunteers, and customers.
Awarded by Mayor Francis G. Slay and the St. Louis Development Corporation in appreciation of CPH's dedication to doing business in St. Louis, Missouri.
Awarded to call centers that demonstrate best practices and attain world-class performance. Awarded by BenchmarkPortal, The Center for Customer-Driven Quality, and Purdue University.
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