Deaconess Kim Schave serves as the Executive Director of Humanitri, an LCMS Recognized Service Organization that serves families facing homelessness in St. Louis. She also holds the position of adjunct professor in the MBA programs at both Concordia University-Chicago and Missouri Baptist University. Previously, she served with the LCMS in the Office of National Mission and within the Chief Administrative Officer’s office. During that time, she chaired the LCMS Task Force on Domestic Violence and Child Abuse. Schave also served as the Director of Human Care for the Ohio District before serving with Synod.
In addition to positions within the church, she has served in various financial roles as a Certified Public Accountant with both for-profit and non-profit organizations as well as institutions of higher education. Schave served six years in the Ohio Army National Guard as a military police officer and administrative specialist, serving on active duty in Frankfurt, Germany, in support of Operation Desert Storm.
She earned a PhD in Organizational Leadership with a Business Management concentration from Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. Schave earned a Master’s degree in Religion and the Deaconess Certificate from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati.
Her husband, Rev. Dr. Steve Schave, serves as Director of Urban and Inner City Mission and Director of Church Planting for the LCMS. They are the proud parents of four adult children.
2022 WLI National Conference Workshop:
Courage and Conviction In the Workplace
This workshop will address how a Christian can live out the faith within their vocation as well as respond helpfully and positively to restrictions (and sometimes even assaults) being leveled at Christian businesses. We’ll explore how our Christian ethics can set us apart from our co-workers when making decisions in the workplace. We’ll also discuss how our attitude and actions as Christians in the workplace can be a source of inspiration and comfort for co-workers and can even provide opportunities for sharing the life-saving message of the Gospel.