The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago board of
directors elected the Rev. Dr. Kathleen D. “Kadi” Billman to a two-year
term as dean and vice president for academic affairs effective July 1,
2007. Billman has served as dean of academic affairs at LSTC since July
At the May 2006 board of directors meeting, Billman announced her intention to return to full-time teaching at the conclusion of the academic year. In February 2007, she agreed to serve an additional two years at the request of President James Kenneth Echols and with the affirmation of the faculty.
Dr. Billman joined the LSTC faculty in 1992. She holds degrees from Muskingum College and Princeton Theological Seminary. She spent 10 years serving as pastor or assistant pastor in two multicultural urban congregations.
Billman teaches pastoral theology at LSTC and is the author of several articles and book chapters. She co-authored, Rachel’s Cry: Prayer of Lament and Rebirth of Hope (United Church Press) with Daniel L. Migliore. She is currently collaborating on a handbook for chief academic officers for the Association of Theological Schools..
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The Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC) is dedicated to bearing witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Based in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, it is the leading urban Lutheran seminary training students for purposeful vocations in the global community. Aligned with its Lutheran heritage and built on a foundation of intellectual rigor, LSTC’s innovative, nationally recognized curriculum gives students skills for visionary Christian leadership in the public sphere.