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United Lutheran Seminary (ULS) Presidential Search Announcement

LTSP-LTSG logosA New Venture in Theological Education, United Lutheran Seminary (ULS), as the newest graduate and professional school in theological education with the deepest roots, seeks a president. A seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), ULS is a single school with two campuses, consolidating two historic, Pennsylvania seminaries from Gettysburg and Philadelphia. It will open officially July 1, 2017, during the 500th anniversary year of the Reformation, with its first classes in the fall.

The Board of Trustees seeks a president who will serve as the chief executive officer of ULS. The successful candidate must possess the character, professional skills and experiences, strong vocational identity, and vision to lead ULS from its inception as it prepares public leaders who are committed to developing and nurturing individual believers and communities of faith for engagement in the world. The president will lead ULS in preparing successful leaders for the church’s ongoing and increasingly challenging mission; lead a collegial and intentional community in which faculty, staff, and administrators can carry out the mission and objectives of ULS; cultivate a diverse institution of faith and learning; develop resources for it mission; and foster strong relationships between ULS and its constituencies, supporting synods, and educational and ecumenical partners.

Go to to read and download the United Lutheran Seminary institutional profile, position description, and complete process for submitting nominations and letters of application.

The secure email address for nominations and letters of application is You may also send your nomination or letter of application (hard copy or digital format) to: Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Office of the President, Elizabeth Meighan, 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

Letters of Application together with the information listed in the complete process description should be received at the listed email address or office address no later than Monday, January 23, 2017.

Search Committee members are:

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Bouman – representative of Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton
The Rev. Claire Burkat – synod bishop in region 7
The Rev. Dr. Wayne Croft, Sr. – LTSP faculty
Ms. Katy Giebenhain – LTSG staff
Mr. Phil Harrington – LTSP board
The Rev. Kurt Kusserow – synod bishop in region 8
The Rev. Lisa Leber – LTSG board
Mr. Eric Madsen – LTSP student
The Rev. Cheryl Meinschein – LTSP board
The Rev. Charles Miller – chairperson
Ms. Elizabeth Peter – LTSG student
The Rev. Nate Preisinger – LTSP staff
The Rev. Dr. Brooks Schramm – LTSG faculty
Ms. Cheryl Williams – LTSG board

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