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Scott Chalmers

If you can’t make it to our campus in Chicago, LSTC’s Director of Admissions will be visiting campuses around the country. 

If you would like to make an appointment with Scott Chalmers in your area, please contact him at

Visit LSTC

Come and be our guest. We want to give you the opportunity to get a sense of LSTC through visiting with faculty and students, telling your story and sharing your questions, getting a sense of this academic environment and community life. We are honored to walk with you on the "holy ground" of discerning your next steps in life.

Seminary Sampler

Seminary Sampler: A Taste of LSTC is a two and a half day event offered in the fall and spring. For those who want to meet others who are considering seminary, this is a great opportunity. You will eat meals in students' homes and our LSTC refectory, participate in worship and visit classes, take a neighborhood tour and see LSTC housing, eat lunch and share stimulating conversation with faculty, and more. Learn more.

Upcoming Seminary Sampler: October 25-27, 2015

"Seminary Sampler Night"

This event is offered in the fall and spring and is designed primarily for commuters and local prospective students, although all are welcome. Rather than a three day event, Seminary Sampler Night typically starts at 4:30 and ends at 9:00 on a weeknight.  Like the Seminary Sampler this event will allow students to share a meal and worship with faculty and current LSTC students as well as discuss academics, financial aid, candidacy and community life at LSTC. This event will emphasize the various ways part-time and commuter students can thrive in degree programs at LSTC. To register, contact Scott Chalmers, Director of Admissions, at

Upcoming Seminary Sampler Night: November 17, 2015

Individual Visit

Admissions folks

Admissions folk welcome you!

An Individual Visit can also be scheduled at the time of your choosing. It's best to visit during the academic year when classes are in session (Monday-Thursday). Our Visit Coordinator will be your first contact. Email to schedule a visit or call 773-256-0726.

Be sure to provide as many details as possible about what you're most interested in doing while you're here. However you contact us, please include your name, mailing address, email, phone number and the best times to reach you.

Depending on availability, we will work to schedule times to visit classes, meet faculty, attend chapel and share a meal with students. Depending on the weather, you may want to take a tour of the beautiful Hyde Park neighborhood or downtown Chicago sights. You will have the opportunity to meet with at least one of the Directors of the Office of Vocation, Admissions and Financial Aid. We hope that in your visit, we can provide a taste of LSTC, both this seminary community and expansive resources.

Other Options

Can't visit? Schedule a Skype conversation with Scott Chalmers, Director of Admissions:

Office of Vocation, Recruitment & Financial Aid
Phone: 773-256-0726
Fax: 773-256-0782
Address: 1100 E. 55th St., Chicago, IL 60615

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