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JKM Library Welcomes New Director

Posted Aug 2, 2004

Lutheran School of Theology and McCormick Theological Seminary welcomed Dr. Christine Wenderoth as Director of JKM Library on August 2, 2004. Housing one of the largest theological collections in the United States, JKM is the jointly owned and operated library for the two seminaries. In addition to her duties at the library, Dr. Wenderoth will hold faculty status at both seminaries.

Dr. Wenderoth most recently served as director of the library at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, N.Y., a position which she held for 10 years. She holds the B.A. degree from Oberlin College, the M.S.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Ph.D. in Theological Studies from Emory University. Dr. Wenderoth has also served on the staff of the library at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga.

An active member of the American Theological Library Association since 1982, Dr. Wenderoth has served on its board of directors from 1989 to 1993. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and has published her work in a wide range of publications including Religious Studies Review, Religious Education, Encounter, Pastoral Psychology and Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling.

About JKM Library Trust

The JKM Library maintains collections from the Lutheran School of Theology and McCormick Theological Seminary, as well as a number of holdings from the former Jesuit School of Theology. In addition to being one of the largest facilities of its kind in the country, JKM Library contains several significant, rare collections. These include documents pertaining to biblical archaeology, papyri from Egypt, medieval manuscripts, American abolitionist materials and hundreds of Bible translations. For more information on JKM Library, visit 


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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