Concordia Lutheran High School has named Matthew Konow, a 1991 alumnus of the high school, as the new Chief Advancement Officer.
As Chief Advancement Officer, Mr. Konow is responsible for the design and implementation of the high school’s program of advancement including fundraising, marketing, communications, and admissions. The Chief Advancement Officer also provides leadership for the Concordia Educational Foundation and its strategic objectives and outcomes, which includes annual giving, capital campaign fundraising and endowment fund development.
Mr. Konow has served as the Executive Director of the Biblical counseling ministry of Cross Connections for over 10 years. Prior to his work in ministry, he was a Regional Sales Manager and Account Executive for Canon North America for over six years and at one time could tell you the best diners in most of the communities in Northeast Indiana. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees from 1993 to 1998 and deployed all over the world.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing from Indiana Tech in 2005 and achieved a Certificate in Fundraising Management (CFRM) from Lilly School of Philanthropy in 2021 and earned his Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) certification in 2022.
He and his wife, Amy (Fair), also a 1991 graduate of Concordia, have two daughters, Kayla (James) McCaig (CLHS Class of 2011) and Marina (CLHS Class of 2014) and are proud grandparents to Camden, whom they spoil shamelessly. He and his wife also had the honor to serve alongside Jacob Pennekamp, CLHS Head of School, and his wife, Sarah, from 2011 to 2019, in helping with the High School Youth Program at Emmanuel Lutheran Church.