Katie M. Deaver has been appointed as Associate Director of Admissions at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), starting today. She will be responsible for helping to recruit students to all of LSTC’s six degree programs.
“With Katie’s devotion for the church and passion for theological education, her gifts and skills will be an asset to the work of raising up and equipping leaders both at LSTC and within the wider church community,” said Matt James, LSTC’s director of admissions.
Deaver said, “I am delighted to be back at LSTC and serving in this new role. I cannot wait to begin recruiting the next generation of church leaders for the LSTC community as well as for the larger church and the Lutheran academic community.”
Deaver received a doctor of philosophy degree in theology from LSTC in May. She also earned master of theology and a master of arts (theological studies) degrees from LSTC. Her scholarship focuses on feminist interpretations of atonement theology, sexual ethics, gender and gender identity, women in Christian traditions, Lutheran theology and related implications for lay women, victimization and oppression within contemporary society, and the role of theology in current events. She has contributed articles to the online journal Feminism and Religion. In 2015, she received the Nancy A. Hardesty Memorial Scholarship from EEWC-Christian Feminism Today. Deaver is a musician who has served as Director of Music Ministry at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Glenview, Ill., since 2015. She was Director of Music at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Des Plaines from 2013 to 2015.
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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.