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The Rev. Kenneth Johnson announces retirement

Posted May 15, 2007

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Director of International Student Affairs, the Rev. Kenneth Johnson, announced that he will retire on July 25, 2007. He has been director for four years.

Johnson has been an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and its predecessor bodies for 37 years. He has served overseas with the Global Mission Unit of the ELCA and as pastor of congregations in Minnesota and Illinois. Most recently, while called to serve at LSTC, he also was appointed to serve as interim pastor at Mayfair Lutheran Church on the north side of Chicago.

Pastor Johnson's passion for global mission and his connections in the wider church community have been hallmarks of his work at LSTC.

A celebration of Pastor Johnson's ministry is being planned by members of the LSTC community.


The Rev. Linda Johnson Seyenkulo
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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