LSTC moves toward new Hyde Park site November 9, 2022

Following the campus relocation meetings with students, faculty, and staff, the LSTC Board of Directors (BOD) convened on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in a special two-hour meeting to select the site with which LSTC would pursue its further long-term lease negotiations—taking the seminary one step further to determine its new home.

The BOD heard presentations from LSTC tenant representatives Avison Young; a summary of the campus relocation meetings by Pastor Erik Christensen and Keisha Dyson, executive director of Strategic Marketing and Communications; followed by a recommendation to the board by President James Nieman

Because information related to the site negotiations is sensitive and will remain so until negotiations are final, the board’s decision will not be announced publicly.

“I am grateful for the leadership of and participation in our entire review process, stretching back to last May,” Nieman said. “Likewise, I am thankful for the wise discernment of our board of directors in setting direction for our school and showing such care in their role in shared governance.”

The seminary plans to announce a decision regarding the new campus location before the end of the fall semester.


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The Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC) is dedicated to bearing witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Based in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, it is the leading urban Lutheran seminary training students for purposeful vocations in the global community. Aligned with its Lutheran heritage and built on a foundation of intellectual rigor, LSTC’s innovative, nationally recognized curriculum gives students skills for visionary Christian leadership in the public sphere.

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