Bill Mintz, Chair

Bill Mintz, a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Houston, has focused much of his service on supporting institutions in the Texas- Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod that will ensure the vitality of the church in the years and decades to come. He was on the founding board of Houston Lutheran Campus Ministry, which called the first ELCA campus pastor at the University of Houston in more than 20 years and also has presence at Rice University and the Texas Medical Center. He also served on the board of Lutherhill Ministries for eight years—a time of expansion of the camp’s core facility in La Grange as well as development of the Zion Retreat Center in Galveston.

He joined the board of Live On, the Synod’s Mission Endowment Fund, in 2015. Bill believes Live On provides a way for his generation to help assure the financial stability of the ministries that will develop the next generations of leaders—supporting campus ministry; providing financial assistance for candidates for ministry so they do not begin their pastoral service burdened with student loans, and partnering with new and emerging congregations in the Gulf Coast region with its rapidly growing and increasingly diverse population.

Bill served on the congregation council at Christ the King Church for six years and was president for two years. He has participated as a leader in capital campaigns for his congregation and Lutherhill. Bill and his wife Kathy Collins also support Bach Society Houston, which is based at their congregation, and Lutheran World Relief. Bill retired in 2014 after two careers spanning 40 years; he was a newspaper reporter in Texas and Washington, D.C., and later served as director of public affairs for Apache Corporation, a Fortune 500 oil and gas exploration and production company.

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