LSTC Stories

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.”
William E. Flippin Jr. shares his 'My LSTC story' “My goal and hope for Public Church Fellows is continuing the training of public theologians and urban practitioners who can be the headlights of social change and praxis.”
George Zachariah shares his 'My LSTC story' “LSTC’s location on the South Side of Chicago is a constant reminder to be suspicious about the theological reflections, missional models, and ministerial practices that are coming from the locations of power and privilege. This prophetic suspicion is constructive as it re-forms theology and de-centers the Church.”
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.”
Melissa Hrdlicka: At home in both the woods and the big city “I love my professors, have wonderful classes and discussions. And I’m challenged in a good way."
Ismael Calderón's journey led to Jesus Despite the language barrier and rigorous learning, “I feel like I belong here."
Brianna Lloyd Brianna Lloyd is bringing agriculture to ministry Lloyd was drawn to LSTC's message of Public Church.
Yehiel Curry LSTC experiences prepared Yehiel Curry to serve in multiple capacities within the church Yehiel Curry was elected bishop of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod on June 8, 2019.
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