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Van Scharrel Elected LSTC Vice President for Advancement

Posted Sep 15, 2004

Mark van Scharrel was elected Vice President of Advancement by the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Board of Directors in mid-August and began his duties immediately.

Van Scharrel has served LSTC as Assistant and then Associate Vice President for Advancement since 1999. During that time, Van Scharrel has been instrumental in increasing overall giving to LSTC as well as attracting support for the seminary's Campaign for Worship and Spiritual Formation.

"Mark's knowledge of the seminary and its constituencies is a tremendous asset as LSTC moves toward launching a comprehensive campaign," said President James Kenneth Echols. "His experience with fund raising, his years in parish ministry and knowledge of congregations will serve LSTC well in the years ahead."

Contact:

Jan Boden
Director of Communications
773-256-0744
jboden@lstc.edu

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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