Tim Young Eagle of Milwaukee began serving Aug. 16 as executive director of Lutheran Indian Ministries (LIM).
Young Eagle succeeds the Rev. Don Johnson, who retired after serving in the post for more than 20 years.
“We believe that by the grace of God’s and through Tim’s leadership, Lutheran Indian Ministries looks forward to a great future,” said the Rev. Dr. Norb Oesch, vice-chairman of the LIM board of directors. “We are confident that God will surely bless Tim, his family, and of course, LIM!”
Young Eagle, an American Indian of Pawnee descent, has more than 35 years of experience in fundraising, sales, marketing and leadership.
“I feel blessed that God has called me to work in this great ministry and humbled that the board of directors has chosen me to be its executive director,” Young Eagle said. “I pray for wisdom as we fulfill His mission and vision for Lutheran Indian Ministries.”
Prior to joining LIM, he was senior principal gifts officer for the Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee Foundation. He also served as executive vice-president of Mission Advancement for the Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee (LHSAGM) as well as its interim chief executive officer. Previous experience includes serving as national director of Development for Bethesda Lutheran Communities.
Currently chairman of the Lutheran Urban Mission Initiative board of directors, Young Eagle is a former board member of LIM, the LHSAGM and the National Christian Foundation.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin — Madison, and has accreditation as a Certified Fund Raising Executive.
Lutheran Indian Ministries, based in Brookfield, Wis., is an LCMS Recognized Service Organization that “proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ with Native American peoples, disciples Native leaders to share the Gospel with their brothers and sisters, and addresses social sufferings in a way that values Native cultures,” according to an LIM news release. The organization serves Native American communities in the Alaskan Interior, the Olympic Peninsula of the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii, New Mexico and Kansas.
Posted September 28, 2016