Financial Impact on Ministry Team Grows

AinsleLexington, Ky., Jan. 24, 2014 – Lexington Theological Seminary’s work to improve the economic well being of future pastors will include team member Deena Ainslie.

Ainslie, who previously worked as an assistant to President Charisse L. Gillett, will serve as project assistant, beginning in February. The program is funded by a $250,000 grant as part of Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Theological School Initiative to Address Economic Issues Facing Future Ministers.

Ainslie is a Murray State University alumnus with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education. Additionally, she is experienced in the fields of business and finance. Prior to her recent relocation to Lexington, she worked with Union County Public Schools in Morganfield, Kentucky.

Lexington Theological Seminary is an accredited graduate theological institution of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Consistent with the Disciples’ historic commitment to Christian unity, the Seminary is intentionally ecumenical with students, faculty, staff and trustees of various denominations. The Seminary has been preparing leaders for the church since 1865. For more information, visit