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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 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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