LSTC Stories

Troy Medlin & Ole Schenk: ‘Mutual flourishing’ “We’re committed to each other’s ministry that will likely be shared yet different,” Troy said. “We’ll let the other explore their vocation, and have one another to help us when we’re navigating uncertain challenges that will surely come up in ministry.”
Ian and Sarah Coen-Frei: Refectory proposal " So many meaningful, long-lasting, and valuable relationships are formed at seminary. For us, that’s been structured as a marriage. We are continuing to nurture the friendships, mentorships, and other relationships that have come from our seminary community. They bring us so much joy and enrich our lives.”
Kelsey Fauser experiences furthest & shortest internships “It was a fantastic balance of teaching and learning and basic concepts that were stuck in my head,” she said, thankful that she had been paying attention in seminary classes. “I kept going to my Google docs class notes and saying ‘thank goodness I took notes on this!’ ”
Horseback riding provides self care during internship marked by Covid-19 Seminarians are like thoroughbreds—known for their agility, speed and spirit on a racetrack. Stephani Shumaker: “What a gift it is to be a thoroughbred, leading the pack, and challenged to have and give what is required."
Kara Baylor: channeling her anger for change “I’m not the first to have this hashtag, but I might be the first to sell t-shirts. In this day and age, people of faith should be angry; righteous anger.” -Kara Baylor
Togu Sihite: In the U.S. seminary classes ‘go deeper’ He calls LSTC a “small world,” because it is a small school with so much diversity, especially global students. He’s gotten to know lots of people from other countries, learn from them and get new perspectives. He believes God has things in store for him that he’s never even dreamed about.
Kyle Duff: 'To be salt and light in the world' Public Church curriculum and the Public Church Fellows program became the draw to LSTC. It fit with the strong emphasis within him during college: “to do good as a church, to be salt and light in the world… This is the type of pastoral ministry I feel called to.”
Craig Mueller shares his 'My LSTC story' “LSTC is a bridge between church and world. It was true when I was a student several decades ago and it continues today with the seminary's Public Church curriculum.”
Sarah Stegemoeller shares her 'My LSTC story' "We are counting on LSTC to continue to train leaders for [the] future."
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