UPDATE: On Wednesday, February 13, at 11:15 a.m. a memorial service will celebrate the life of James Echols. It will be held in LSTC’s Augustana Chapel, and be followed by lunch in the seminary’s First Floor West.
The Rev. Dr. James Kenneth Echols, died on Saturday, December 22, 2018.
Echols was the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago’s fifth president and the first African Descent president of a North American Lutheran seminary. His vision for theological education opened new directions at LSTC. He is survived by his wife, Donna Skinner Echols, and daughters Jennifer and Courtney.
Funeral Service will be December 28, 2018 at The United Lutheran Seminary, the Schaeffer-Ashmead Chapel, 7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119 at 9:00 am.