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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."


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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