Press Release: September 13, 2016

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**

For additional information contact: Jess Meulendyke
Lutheran Indian Ministries
Communications Coordinator
15400 West Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53005
Phone: 262-439-5667
E-Mail: jmeulendyke@lutheranindianministries.org

 Lutheran Indian Ministries Selects New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Lutheran Indian Ministries (LIM) is pleased to announce that it has chosen Tim Young Eagle, CFRE to be its new Executive Director.

“We are praising the Lord!” said Reverend Norb Oesch, LIM’s Board Vice-Chairman upon hearing of Mr. Young Eagle’s acceptance of his new position. “We believe that by the grace of God’s and through Tim’s leadership, Lutheran Indian Ministries looks forward to a great future!  We are confident that God will surely bless Tim, his family, and of course, LIM!” 

Mr. Young Eagle was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He is an American Indian of Pawnee descent.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Throughout his career, Tim has been a successful leader with a distinguished record of accomplishment in fundraising, sales, marketing, and leadership that has spanned more than 35 years.

He satisfied the full requirements of education, experience, performance, and examination of CFRE International, an NCCA Accredited Program, and became a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) in 2014.

Prior to joining Lutheran Indian Ministries, Tim served as a Senior Principal Gifts Officer for the Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee Foundation (LHSAGM Foundation). He also served as National Director of Development for Bethesda Lutheran Communities. Tim was the Executive Vice President of Mission Advancement for the Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee (LHSAGM) and served as the Association’s Interim Chief Executive Officer.

He is the current chairman of the board of the Lutheran Urban Mission Initiative (LUMIN), a former board member of the Lutheran Indian Ministries (LIM), the Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee (LHSAGM), and the National Christian Foundation (NCF).

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For additional information, please visit the Lutheran Indian Ministries website at www.lutheranindianministries.org or call the LIM offices at 262-783-5267.

Lutheran Indian Ministries, established in 1985, is the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod’s only ministry specifically dedicated to Native American peoples. Lutheran Indian Ministries proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ with Native American peoples, disciples Native leaders to share the Gospel with their brothers and sisters, and addresses social sufferings in a way that values Native cultures. LIM currently serves Native American communities in the Alaskan Interior, the Olympic Peninsula of the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii, New Mexico and Kansas.

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