Call for Nominations: CTCR assistant executive director

The Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod seeks nominations for the position of assistant executive director.  This person provides assistance to the executive director and associate executive director in carrying out the responsibilities assigned to the CTCR in accordance with the Synod’s objectives and policies set forth in the LCMS Constitution and Bylaws, policies of the Board of Directors, resolutions of Synod conventions, and policies of the Commission on Theology and Church Relations.

Responsibilities — Following the guidance and leadership of the senior management of the CTCR, this person:

  • functions as an effective resource person for providing leadership and guidance in the areas of theology and church relations.

  • provides assistance to the president of the Synod, as requested.

  • serves as the primary resource person for providing information in the area of religious organizations and movements.

  • executes research projects and prepares resource materials for inclusion on the CTCR Web site.

  • assists in the editing of CTCR documents before publication.

  • responds to correspondence to the commission requesting information and guidance in matters of theology and church relations and to e-mails forwarded by the LCMS Church Information Center.

  • reports on the work of the commission and presents results to various groups upon request.

  • manages and coordinates the work of and provides theological expertise for task forces and committees as assigned.

  • monitors ecclesiastical and social developments in assigned areas.

  • assists in the planning of theological conferences and workshops sponsored by the commission.

  • maintains the commission’s library and archives.
  • Qualifications:

  • an active member of an LCMS congregation.

  • faithful to the Holy Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions and supportive of the Synod’s Constitution, Bylaws, and policies.

  • well trained and competent in theology (advanced degree in theology desirable) and demonstrated ability to deal evangelically with sensitive situations.

  • Potential for developing administrative skills, including the ability to carry on and supervise theological research.

  • ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in congregational service is desired.

    Experience in church relations (such as serving on inter-synodical and ecumenical committees) is desired.

    Nominations should be submitted by May 20 to Mr. David Fiedler, Interim Director of Human Resources, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122; e-mail:; fax: 314-996-1121.

    Posted Feb. 26, 2009

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