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Flynn Accepts Call as Senior Philanthropic Advisor

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, is pleased to announce that Michael D. Flynn has accepted a call to serve as a senior philanthropic advisor. Previously, he served as vice president of special gifts for Concordia University, St. Paul. Flynn will officially begin his duties July 15 and will be installed during the Seminary’s opening service in September.

As a senior philanthropic advisor, Flynn will counsel individuals regarding the unique opportunities that exist to share Jesus Christ with others through charitable gifts in support of Concordia Seminary. He also is the first full-time, deployed gift officer of the Seminary, working out of a home office in the Twin Cities, Minn.

A 1975 graduate of Concordia University, St. Paul, Minn., Flynn has served in various professional capacities at Concordia—St. Paul, including admissions counselor (1975-1977), director of financial aid (1977-1984), director of development and vice president for college development (1984-1996), vice president of university advancement (1996-2001) and most recently vice president for special gifts. His professional growth plan has included participation in Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management and the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology in Minneapolis.

“Michael is one of the most experienced and respected fundraising professionals in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, and we are thrilled that the Holy Spirit has led him to accept the call extended him,” said Mark Hofman, vice president for philanthropic support. “I know that our friends and alumni will very quickly recognize his professionalism and Christ-focused spirit.”

For more information, contact Concordia Seminary’s Office of Philanthropic Support at 1-800-822-5287.