Director of Advancement Search Process

The Karpenko Institute for the Nurture and Development of Leadership Excellence (KINDLE) seeks a talented and deeply committed Director of Advancement to serve as leader and advocate for the KINDLE mission—“fostering and multiplying Christ-like servant leaders to enhance the ministry of congregations in their communities and the world.”  Since being established in 2000, KINDLE has assisted over 300 Commissioned Ministers and Church Work Practicioners of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod to develop and nurture Christ-like servant leaders in Lutheran churches throughout the United States.  The Director of Advancement lives and leads in the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and consistently models the practices of a Christ-like servant leader.

The Director of Advancement serves part-time and is directly accountable to KINDLE’s Executive Director.  The majority of the Director of Advancement’s time and energy is invested in donor relationships and fund-raising activity.   The Director of Advancement also works in a team relationship with KINDLE’s Operations Coordinator.

To apply for this position or to nominate a person for the position, please fill out the forms at the links below You may also view or download a detailed position description and KINDLE’s Strategic Direction. Please contact Michelle Pavasars, KINDLE Executive Director, at, or Diane Schuessler, KINDLE Operations Coordinator, at, if you need additional information.


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