Kathryn M. Lohre

President, National Council of the Churches of Christ

Kathryn Mary Lohre is the president of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA and director of ecumenical and inter-religious relations for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Prior to that, she served as assistant director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University, Dr. Diana Eck’s premier research project on religious diversity in the United States.

Kathryn received her BA in psychology, religion and women’s studies from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota in 1999. She earned her Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School in 2003. In 2011, the Graduate Theological Foundation in Mishawaka, Indiana conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity to Kathryn, "in recognition of her election as president-elect of the National Council of Churches and also in recognition of her contributions to women's interfaith issues and pluralism."

She is married to the Rev. Timothy Seitz and has a 4-year-old son, John Isaiah Lohre Seitz.

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