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
Director of Communications
The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, forms visionary leaders who bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. It provides high-quality seminary and graduate education for women and men in a community that is global, multicultural, ecumenical, interfaith, and urban. LSTC faculty provides resources for the whole church through their research, writing, and workshops and presentations around the world. Graduates serve in every type of ministry setting as they work to realize the gospel vision of peace and justice.