The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago's Director of Vocation and Recruitment, the Rev. Joy McDonald Coltvet, was selected by the Association of Theological Schools' Advisory Committee for Women in Leadership to participate in their 2008 seminar, "Women Exploring Their Future in Theological Education Leadership," to be held in Pittsburgh, Pa., October 3 -5, 2008.
Pastor McDonald Coltvet has been director of vocation and recruitment since September 2006. Prior to accepting a call at LSTC, she served as campus pastor for the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and as associate pastor of Galilee Lutheran Church in Pewaukee, Wis. In 2001, she earned the master of divinity degree from LSTC, where her studies included urban, interfaith & cross-cultural ministry.
The ATS seminar provides opportunities for women to enhance their leadership skills in theological education, particularly in the area of administration. The seminar is supported by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, which covers all travel, lodging, and program costs for the seminar. Ecumenical women leaders in theological education, including Molly Marshall, president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary; Heidi Hadsell, president of Hartford Seminary; and Marsha Foster Boyd, president of Ecumenical Theological Seminary, will serve as plenary speakers.
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The Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC) is dedicated to bearing witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Based in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, it is the leading urban Lutheran seminary training students for purposeful vocations in the global community. Aligned with its Lutheran heritage and built on a foundation of intellectual rigor, LSTC’s innovative, nationally recognized curriculum gives students skills for visionary Christian leadership in the public sphere.