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Chakravarthy Zadda appointed International Student Coordinator

Posted Oct 27, 2008

The Rev. Chakravarthy Zadda was appointed international student coordinator at the Lutheran School of Theology starting in July 2008. He is responsible for assisting the seminary's new international students get settled into their new lives and studies at LSTC. He works with the "Duty Free" shop, where members of the LSTC community can find used household goods and clothing free of charge. Pastor Zadda also plans programmatic and hospitality events for international students.

Zadda holds degrees in theology from Union Biblical Seminary, West Bengal, India; Gurukul Lutheran Theological College and Research Institute, Chennai, India; and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, S.C. He also holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in mathematics, physics, and chemistry from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, India.

He is currently a Ph.D. student at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

Zaada is an ordained minister and was pastor of Stanton Memorial Telugu Baptist Church, India, for four years. He was a member of the executive committee on the communications desk and then the Dalit desk with the National Council of Churches in India, serving a total of seven years with that organization. Since 1999 he has worked through the Baptist Church for Dalit Christian rights.


The Rev. Dr. Terry Baeder
Dean of Community


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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