Calls for Nominations (July)

LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) seeks nominations for an associate executive director.  The associate executive director reports to the executive director and maintains a close liaison with the staff of the Office of the President, providing assistance as requested.  This position is responsible for providing leadership and guidance in the areas of theology and church relations; assisting the executive director in carrying out his responsibilities; serving as resource staff person for providing information and guidance in the area of religious organizations and movements; executing research projects and preparing resource materials and drafts; providing direction for and editing of CTCR reports prior to publication; responding to correspondence; reporting on the work of the Commission; participating in ecumenical meetings and dialogues as requested; coordinating the work of and providing theological expertise for various task forces and committees as assigned; monitoring ecclesiastical and social developments; supervising the maintenance of the commission’s library and archives; planning and conducting theological conferences and workshops; attending the meetings of the commission; and providing direction and counsel upon request to other synodical boards and commissions and their staffs on various lodges, sects, and organizations.

Nominees must be faithful to the Holy Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions and supportive of the Synod’s Constitution, Bylaws, and policies; be an ordained LCMS clergyman; be well-trained and competent in theology as noted by an advanced degree in theology; have a minimum of three years in parish ministry; have the potential for developing administrative skills, including the ability to carry on and supervise theological research; have the ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing; have the ability to work in a close team environment; and be experienced in church relations (such as serving on inter-synodical and ecumenical committees and consultations).

Nominations should be submitted by Aug. 15 to Barbara Ryan, Executive Director of Human Resources, The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122,, fax (314) 996-1121.


LCMS Kansas District Lutheran Church Extension Fund seeks applications and nominations for the position of vice president.  The individual selected for this position will serve on the Kansas District Executive Team and be responsible for the operation and promotion of the Lutheran Church Extension Fund.  This full-time position is open to an individual who shall be a member in good standing of a congregation of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.  Core competencies include a truly mission-outreach ministry perspective, a grasp of financial and banking principles, and demonstrated abilities in leadership, motivation, and an obvious servant/leader approach.  Skills sought include those of a leader, organizer, communicator, team player, teacher, financial adviser, and counselor. 

A detailed position description is available on the Kansas District Web site at, along with an interactive application/nomination form.

Applications and nominations must be postmarked by July 31.

Posted May 30, 2008

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