Alumni Awards

2020 LSTC Homecoming Awardees

Each year LSTC presents alumni awards to graduates of the seminary and its legacy institutions who have distinguished themselves in faithful service to the gospel and the body Christ.

Three 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients were celebrated during Homecoming 2020. These alumni are pictured above and include Angela Shannon (1996, MDiv), Kyle Severson (2015, MDiv), and Troy Hedrick (1963, MDiv).

Watch the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony on the LSTC YouTube page.

Pictures from past ceremonies are available on FlickR.

View a list of past recipients through 2019.

Now Accepting 2021 Nominations

LSTC alumni and friends are invited to nominate an individual who exemplifies ministry excellence in one of the following categories for Homecoming 2021.

  • Emerging Voice: shows excellence in ministry, in their first 3-10 years of ministry.
  • Witness to the World: clergy or lay person engaged in the work of public church in any setting; may or may not be on the roster.
  • Specialized Ministry: involved in church-related ministries such as chaplaincy, campus ministry, social service, education and/or music ministry.
  • Called to Lead: those visibly answering the call to prophetic leadership in the wider church.
  • Excellence in Parish Ministry: excellence in preaching, teaching, pastoral care, evangelism, or stewardship, with at least a decade of ministry experience.
  • Faithful Servant: those whose faithful service inspires love of God and neighbor.
  • Lifetime Service: occasionally we recognize an alumnus/a who has recently died and who has exemplified servant leadership throughout their lifetime.

Access our Alumni Award Nomination Form here.

The Alumni Relations Committee, on behalf of the LSTC Alumni Board, thoroughly reviews all information received and thoughtfully recommends candidates to the Alumni Board to make a final decision. Awards are presented during Homecoming.

Questions? Contact Alumni Board member Sara Olson-Smith at

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