The Seminary Relations team has several staffing updates to share.
First, Lisa Cohen will join the Seminary Relations team as a philanthropic advisor on Monday, January 9. Lisa worked for Luther 2006-16, filling several professional fundraising positions in direct response, annual fund, and major gifts. She moved to Ohio in 2016 following an exciting job offer for her husband. They recently relocated back to the Twin Cities, and she is excited to return to our mission.
Second, please join me in congratulating our colleague Jake Hennes who has been promoted to our second PA position. Jake has been a member of the Seminary Relations team for five years. As director of development, he has provided strategic oversight of the sustaining fund, alumni relations and donor events. In his first three years, he doubled the sustaining fund and then took on a small major gift portfolio and produced similar results.
I know I can count on the entire community to welcome Lisa back and congratulate Jake on his new role.
Finally, Bethany Reithmeier recently notified the seminary of her resignation, with her last day being Tuesday, January 3. Bethany joined the Seminary Relations team as donor engagement coordinator in 2019. In this role, she has faithfully supported donor events, digital fundraising efforts, donor relations, and God Pause. We all wish Bethany well on her next professional adventure and give thanks for the ways in which she has supported our mission over the past three years.
We will post our donor engagement coordinator position immediately. Please do share this opportunity with your professional networks. Please contact Heidi Droegemueller will questions.