Vance Blackfox, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is an alumnus of Texas
Lutheran University and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Vance has
served the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in a variety of ways
throughout his life, from taking a post as National President of the Lutheran
Youth Organization during his TLU days, to later working for the Women of the
ELCA, Augsburg Fortress Publishers, California Lutheran University, ELCA
Youth Gathering, and LSTC’s Youth in Mission. At present, he is the Indigenous
Theologian and Coordinating Team Member for the ELCA’s Theological Round
Table. Building on this foundation, he has also created Other+Wise, a cultural
immersion experience for youth across the country. In addition to his extensive
work with the ELCA, Vance is a devoted advocate for Native causes. He has
held executive director positions at the Haskell Foundation and Oaks Indian
Mission, and he currently works as the Communications Director for Native
Americans in Philanthropy. He was recently elected President of the Board of
Directors for the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition,
and he has been appointed Guest Curator at the University of Texas at San
Antonio Institute of Texan Cultures. He is also the Indigenous Theologian for the
Faith-Based Initiative for the City of San Antonio, where he currently resides.

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