Valparaiso University to hire first female pastor

28 Mar

From the Associated Press:

VALPARAISO, Ind. — Valparaiso University says its next pastor will be a woman — the first in the Lutheran school’s 83-year history.


University chapel dean Rev. Joseph Cunningham says the new pastor will be hired from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. That is a more liberal denomination than the Missouri Synod from which the school and each of its pastors have sprung. The university is not affiliated with either denomination.


School officials hope to have a candidate to present to university President Alan Harre by late May.


Cunningham says they’ve discussed the need for a woman pastor since 2001. Her position will be funded by a $3 million gift from a group of anonymous donors.

All I can say is: Come Lord Jesus quickly!

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