LSTC Stories

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."
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.
Meet Veronica Mwakasungura: ‘My church needs pastors and I’m happy to be one of them’ She is intent on helping people 'tell their stories' since the genocide in Rwanda.
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