Pastor Ron Heins to become executive director of CHARIS

July 18, 2006

Pastor Ron Heins has accepted the position of executive director of CHARIS The Institute of Wisconsin Lutheran College.  He will assume his new position after he returns from teaching at Asia Lutheran Seminary in Hong Kong during the fall.  Heins will begin as executive director of CHARIS effective in early 2007.

Heins is currently the director of parish assistance for the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, helping congregations to evaluate their ministry - both in outreach and nurturing. Before this position, Heins served as the senior pastor for St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, for 14 years.