Chris’s volunteer work in Texas includes being a board member for the Board of Mission Administration for LCMS in Texas and the Kenyan Schools of Hope, an organization providing safe environments and education for children. During his time in California, he volunteered for Graceworks, a 501(c)(3) working to break the cycle of poverty for orphans and vulnerable children. He was also the Tustin Police Department Chaplin, giving him an understanding of the roles and stresses of first responders.
“They say that hindsight is 20-20. Such hindsight in my own life made this calling to LCC crystal clear. Looking back over more than twenty-five years of ministry which included evangelism outreach, missions, police chaplaincy, hurricane rescue, relief, rebuild, and leading a large organization through a pandemic, it became abundantly clear that the Lord was calling me to accept this call from LCC.” Rev. Chris Singer, President & CEO of Lutheran Church Charities
Chris will begin his full-time role with LCC at the end of January, moving to Illinois from Texas, where he has left his role as senior pastor of Trinity Klein Lutheran Church and School. Prior to Trinity Klein, he was at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Orange, California. He is a graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, with a Master of Theology and Culture/Ordained Clergy Certification. He also studied at Concordia University, Irvine, California, obtaining a BA in Sociology/History.
With the Singer Family move, Chris’s wife Jeanette Singer, a Life Coach and School Counselor will be bringing her much-needed skillset to a position with junior high students in the Chicago western suburbs. Chris and Jeanette’s family consists of five adult children, living and studying in Texas and California, and a chocolate Labrador named Harvey.
We are excited for you to get to know Chris and get caught up in the excitement he has for our mission at Lutheran Church Charities.
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Chairman of the Board
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Rev. Singer’s Call follows the long tenure of the former President and CEO, Tim Hetzner, who is responsible for the development and mission behind the Core Ministries that make up LCC today. The Board of Directors is deeply grateful to Tim for his dedication and the building of a strong foundation for Lutheran Church Charities. We also want to express our appreciation for all your support over the transition in the past year as we move forward with LCC.