Board of Directors

Ms. Rita Dudley, Chair  
Northeastern Iowa Synod

Retired College Professor
Representational status: Synod
Committee assignment: Executive



dudleyRita Dudley, former college professor at Loras and Clarke Colleges in Dubuque, has chaired various educational task force committees. She served as the NE IA Synod vice president, served eight years as worship chair on  church council, sat on the synod discipline committee, the ELCA Churchwide nominating committee, and was a founding member of St. Mark Community Center, Dubuque.

Rita resides in Manchester, IA, attending First Lutheran Church. She has also served on the West Delaware Fine Arts auditorium fund-raising committee, founded Family Circle Leaders of Readers State of Iowa Award, Read-to-Me parent education project, and was awarded NICC Outstanding Educator. She has served six years on the Wartburg Theological Seminary Board of Directors.

What has serving on the WTS Board of Directors meant to Rita?
“Serving the WTS community has provided me a means to give thanks to the seminary for the fine valued leaders who have crossed my path. I have been blessed to know many incredibly gifted and grounded leaders who are alums of WTS and have shown me how to walk in the ways of service to Christ. These folks have influenced me to become more like them. I will work in any way I can to insure the leadership formation that is happening at Wartburg Seminary continues forever.”


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