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Michael Morrow named Vice President of Finance and Administration at Luther Seminary

Friday, August 29, 2014

Today, Michael Morrow was named vice president of finance and administration at Luther Seminary. He was elected by the board of directors and endorsed by the board of trustees to serve in this position. Morrow will begin on Oct. 1.

Morrow brings a wealth of experience in a wide range of large and small organizations. He has held a number of executive positions, including interim CEO and president of the ancillary insurance subsidiaries of Health Care Service Corporation; vice president, CFO and treasurer of Children’s Home Society and Family Services in St. Paul, Minn.; and executive vice president and CFO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. Morrow holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Carleton College and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

“Michael is a proven leader with expertise in financial management, contract negotiations and staff development. He has a strong track record of successfully helping organizations address key challenges. He enjoys leading teams to collaborate and identify creative solutions to address complex issues,” said Luther Seminary President Robin Steinke.

Morrow serves as the board chair for Kissito Healthcare International, a non-governmental organization based in Roanoke, Va. Kissito provides health care and nutrition services in East Africa. He is also the treasurer for Ten Thousand Things Theatre Company, based in the Twin Cities. Morrow will start serving as treasurer of his congregation, St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, in January.

“We look forward to Michael contributing his expertise and wisdom to the important work of Luther Seminary,” Steinke said.

About Luther Seminary

Luther Seminary educates leaders for Christian communities across the country and around the world. It is one of eight seminaries in the ELCA. Established in 1869, Luther Seminary is the result of six separate institutions consolidating through a series of mergers—the first in 1917—into a single seminary. Luther Seminary has educated more than one-third of ELCA pastors, in addition to an increasing number of ELCA lay professionals and leaders of many global Lutheran and ecumenical churches.

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