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Five New Members Join LSTC Board of Directors

Posted Nov 24, 2003

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) welcomes five new members to its Board of Directors. Celebrating the time, experience, and talent they bring to the leadership of this seminary, we give thanks to God for them, and for the continuing members as well.

Ms. Helen Bruno lives in Wakefield, Michigan, and she represents the Northern Great Lakes Synod, which includes northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She is a retired college business instructor and has been very active in her congregation and in Women of the ELCA.

The Rev. Susan Davenport is an LSTC Alum. She currently serves as pastor of Bethesda Lutheran Church in Morrison, Illinois, and represents the Northern Illinois Synod.

Mr. Juan Garcia resides in San Antonio, Texas and represents Southwestern Texas Synod.   Active in his congregation and synod, he is a hospital administrator and instructor in the healthcare field.   During the latest board meeting, he was actually teaching a course on-line.

Mr. Roger Lewis represents the Nebraska Synod. Serving on a number of other boards, including the board of Midland College, he works in Marketing and Communications for Commercial Federal bank in Omaha, Nebraska. His daughter, Carrie Lewis, is a senior this year at LSTC.

The Rev. Dr. Mario Miranda resides in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, and he was appointed to the board by the Division for Ministry.   Serving also on the Division for Ministry board, Dr. Miranda is a physician who attended seminary and is ordained.


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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