Moose Flores joined the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) as admissions counselor Sept. 20.
“We are excited to welcome Moose to the Student Services team. Moose brings a wide range of experiences within the ELCA and from outside organizations which will bring a positive balance to the knowledgebase and skills of our admissions team. It was clear from conversations with Moose that he is warm, welcoming, and passionate about serving others. I believe our prospective students will enjoy working with him and that he will provide a caring environment for them throughout their discernment journey,” said Kamio Arigbabuwo, director of admissions.
“I’m looking forward to connecting with prospective students, to discover their goals and interests, and accompany them in their journeys toward theological education. I’m also grateful to be a part of the seminary’s mission to form visionary leaders to bear witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ,” Flores said.
He has a background in retail customer service and theological education. He has been an interim church youth director; a theologian in residence and a program coordinator for Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center, Oregon, Ill.; and a culinary professional and Godiva specialist for Macy’s. He earned a master of divinity degree at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (now United Lutheran Seminary) and a bachelor of arts in mathematics and Japanese from Michigan State University. He is a member of the church council of Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, Ill. He is a plus-level dancer with Chi-Town Squares, and secretary of Queer Contra Chicago.
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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.