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Lueking to give commencement address at Lutheran School of Theology

Posted Apr 1, 2003

The Rev. Dr. F. Dean Lueking will give the address at the 143rd commencement of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), Sunday, June 8, at 2:30 p.m. The eucharist and commencement will be held at Rockefeller Chapel on the University of Chicago campus, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago.

Following his ordination in 1954, Lueking became assistant pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest, Ill. He was installed as its pastor in 1963 and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1998.

Since his retirement, he has been a visiting professor in systematic and pastoral theology at Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia and pastoral consultant for Opportunity International in the Eastern Europe Region.

Lueking has served on a variety of boards and commissions including the Christian Century Foundation, Association of Theological Schools, the Wheat Ridge Foundation and the Lutheran Deaconess Association.

He has been the recipient of numerous national and local awards including being named Pastor of the Year in 1996 by the Academy of Parish Clergy. Lueking received his undergraduate education from St. John's College, Winfield, Kan., and the master of divinity degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The doctor of philosophy degree was bestowed by the University of Chicago Divinity School which named him its Alumnus of the Year in 1979.


Jan Boden
Director of Communications

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, forms visionary leaders who bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. It provides high-quality seminary and graduate education for women and men in a community that is global, multicultural, ecumenical, interfaith, and urban. LSTC faculty provides resources for the whole church through their research, writing, and workshops and presentations around the world. Graduates serve in every type of ministry setting as they work to realize the gospel vision of peace and justice.

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