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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 (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.

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