Office of Advancement

The CTS Office of Advancement provides opportunities for alumni/ae, friends, and faith communities to be involved in the life and mission of the seminary. We offer events, career development resources, and opportunities for giving to advance student scholarships, research grants, and other initiatives. The CONNECTS Alumni Network – an initiative of the Office of Advancement – seeks to nurture a mutually beneficial, ongoing legacy between the school and its graduates.

Whether you are a graduate of CTS, trustee, student, faculty, staff, or friend – your support and involvement is critical to creating Leaders for the Next. We invite you to join us in advancing the rich legacy of Chicago Theological Seminary.

Promise to our donors:

The CTS Advancement Team embraces the ethics and guidelines espoused in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Donor Bill of Rights and is led by a licensed Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

Office of Advancement
773.896.2430 [email protected]
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Joey Carrillo

Director of Annual Giving, Operations, and Stewardship

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LaTasha Jimenez

Manager of Advancement Services

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Lisa Notter, CFRE

Vice President for Advancement

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Chad R. Schwickerath

Director of Engagement & Planned Giving

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Brian E. Smith

Director of Advancement & Strategic Partnerships

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Tyler Tully

Director, Resilience in Leadership Initiative

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Marie Whitney

Advancement and Events Administrator

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