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Kimberly Bryant, Rachel Wind join LSTC Advancement Office

Posted Aug 25, 2010

In July, Kimberly Bryant and Rachel K. Wind joined the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago’s Office for Advancement. Ms. Bryant is the advancement assistant responsible for processing gifts, generating reports and mailing lists, maintaining donor files and responding to phone and email inquiries. Ms. Wind is an LSTC regional gift officer. She will be meeting with congregations, alumni and donors in the northeast (Boston to Washington, D.C.), Wisconsin, Minnesota, the Caribbean Synod, and a portion of the Metropolitan Chicago area to advance the seminary’s mission of forming visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ.

Serving the seminary and the church

“Both Kimberly and Rachel have a deep knowledge and love of the church, “said LSTC Vice President for Advancement Mark Van Scharrel. “Their commitment and their skills are an excellent fit for the advancement office and LSTC.”

Kimberly Bryant is a member of St. Stephens Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chicago, where she serves as the chairperson of the church council, a member of the choir and an outreach ministry volunteer. She has worked for the ELCA as assistant to the executive director of international personnel and helped direct the ELCA missionary training that is held at LSTC each summer. Bryant has also been an administrative assistant at Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, and a human resources associate at several companies.

Rachel Wind graduated in May 2010 from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago with a master of divinity degree.  She chose to do her degree at LSTC because of its relevance to where she feels the church is going. Wind earned a degree in social work from St. Olaf College. She has been the administrative coordinator for Sojourner Truth House in Gary, Ind. Wind’s passions are music, social justice, and theology.


Jessica Houston
Director for Advancement Management Services

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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