Symposium Speakers

Linda Post Bushkofsky

Executive director, Women of the ELCA

Linda Post Bushkofsky is executive director of Women of the ELCA, a post she has held since August 2002. She’s also a creative and versatile strategist with more than 20 years of nonprofit leadership following a successful legal career.

As a young girl, Bushkofsky couldn’t settle on just one thing to be when growing up. She wanted to do it all, and her background today reflects that. Bushkofsky has been an attorney, a teacher, an administrator, a writer and an editor. Her personal interests are just as eclectic. She's an organic gardener, specializing in herbs. She’s a quilter who also loves to read and make music. Her passions center on peace, justice and holistic living.

Linda Post BushkofskyBushkofsky earned a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in political science and English at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, in 1981. She received a juris doctor degree magna cum laude at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1984 where she served as a Mellon Teaching Fellow. She was named a University Scholar there and also elected to the Order of the Coif. Bushkofsky is currently pursuing a certificate in Ministry as Writing at Earlham School of Religion, Richmond, Indiana.

A native of Pennsylvania, Bushkofsky previously lived in Minnesota and now calls Illinois home. She is married to the Rev. Dennis L. Bushkofsky, senior pastor at United Lutheran Church in Oak Park, Illinois. They have an adult daughter and two grandchildren.