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Richard G. Hensey Joins LSTC as Vice President for Finance and Special Projects

Posted Jun 21, 2005

Richard G. Hensey is the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago's new vice president for Finance and Special Projects. The executive committee of LSTC's board of directors elected Hensey to the position on June 10.

He joins the seminary after five years as the chief planning officer and chief financial officer of Tumaini University at Iringa, Tanzania, East Africa. Hensey has extensive experience in accounting, auditing, and strategic financial planning. He held administrative and financial positions at Sentry Insurance/Deere Insurance and Deere & Company in Moline, Ill. Hensey is a certified public accountant and holds a law degree from Creighton University.

"Richard Hensey's skills and life experiences are a superb match for LSTC's mission and needs," said President James Kenneth Echols. "His ability to lead in the areas of financial planning and management will help LSTC manage its resources effectively and efficiently."

Hensey is married and the father of two children. He and his family will move to Chicago from Davenport, Iowa to begin his new position at LSTC on July 1, 2005.


Jan Boden
Director of Communications

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Its approximately 290 students come from all parts of the United States and from around the world to study in the masters level and advanced studies programs. Graduates become pastors, other church leaders, and university and seminary professors. LSTC is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, allowing students to cross-register among the 12 member seminaries and drawing on a wealth of ecumenical resources. LSTC enjoys a number of cooperative arrangements with the University of Chicago.

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