LSTC Stories

Kenneth and Eloise Dale Retired missionaries, teachers, Kenneth and Eloise Dale embody LSTC's values “LSTC has always been very close to my heart,” said Kenneth Dale (Augustana, 1950, MDiv), when he and his wife, Eloise, made a leadership commitment to Giving Day. The Dales embodied many of LSTC’s values and commitments in their long ministry in Japan and even after their retirement.
Portrait of Kurt and Jobey Hendel Hendels privileged to share gift they hope will inspire others “Dedicated” and “love” sum up the Hendels’ relationship to LSTC, to the church, and to each other. Together they have supported the seminary and the church in many and various ways.
‘Thanks, bishop.’ A gift officer reflects on a lifelong ministry and a pastor’s legacy “No need to take me up to the apartment,” he said. “I’ll wait here for my group. As I do, I pray for everyone who passes by here. Once a pastor, always a pastor,” he said, smiling. I nodded, thanked him for a lovely visit, and said I looked forward to the next time... And in that moment I thanked God for him, too, and his lifelong ministry, and for his enduring legacy. (Summer 2020 Epistle magazine)
Sarah Stegemoeller shares her 'My LSTC story' "We are counting on LSTC to continue to train leaders for [the] future."
Patrice Nordstrand: ‘Enjoy what you have, but share that with others’ “I received a fine education at LSTC and am proud to be one of its graduates... in my giving I’m investing in the values, the organizations and the communities that I have shared values with.”
The Echelbargers: Paying it forward “We do this out of a sense of gratitude. We know how challenging it was for us and how grateful we were to be able to stay the course... This is our small part to say thank you."
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