LSTC Stories

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."
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.”
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."
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."
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