Faculty & Administration

Ted Faszer

Ted Faszer

Kairos Affiliate Professor; Emeritus Faculty Member



B.S., Northern State College, 1969

M.R.E., North American Baptist Seminary (now Sioux Falls Seminary), 1971

M.M., University of South Dakota, 1977

Ed.D., University of South Dakota, 1979.


Music plays a large role in Ted Faszer’s life. Serving as the Professor of Educational Ministries and Church Music until his retirement in 2013, Ted may be best known for his work as the director of the Seminary Community Choir.  He created the “Sem Choir” and led them in an annual Handel’s Messiah Concert.  Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Ted sensed a call to ministry during his college years while teaching and leading music at Calvary Baptist Church in Aberdeen, South Dakota.  After seminary, he was the associate pastor of Parma Heights Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, with responsibilities in education and music.  In 1977, after serving as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Chancellor, South Dakota, Ted became a part-time instructor for Sioux Falls Seminary.   After that, he served as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Director of Masters Programs.  With over three decades of service, Ted’s dedication to Sioux Falls Seminary is evident even in retirement as he now serves students as a Kairos Project affiliate faculty member and as a professor emeritus.