Kathryn Wolford, 48, will resign after 13 years as president of Lutheran World Relief on October 31 to become president of the McKnight Foundation, in Minneapolis. The LWR is a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. Under her leadership LWR became a founding member of Action by Churches Together (ACT) in 1995, and she oversaw LWR’s move from New York to Baltimore in 1995. ACT is a global alliance of churches and related agencies working to save lives and support communities in emergency situations worldwide. The McKnight Foundation, founded in 1953, provides grants in support of children and families, the arts, the environment, the region and communities, and select international scientific research efforts.


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