LSTC Stories

An Overflow of Abundance: Barbara Rossing and Lauren Johnson “We help future preachers proclaim Jesus’s abundance as a transformative vision of healing for congregations and for our world." -Barbara Rossing
Strategic plan update: Accomplishments & focus on new priorities Learn about year one successes in LSTC's strategic plan, alongside new priorities for the second year.
Brian Eklund ELCA A public pastor for a public church Alum Brian Eklund shares stories and insights from 45-year ministry.
Seminary ambassador: How Lane Lewis jumped from limited seminary knowledge to telling LSTC’s story “I have realized that LSTC has a profound impact on my faith, on the pastors that have informed my faith, and on the greater church.”
Lois and Bill Williams: Giving as a way of making the ordinary extraordinary In many ways, Bill and Lois’s giving was incredibly ordinary. But it is not an overstatement to say that without consistent generosity of supporters like Bill and Lois, LSTC would not be able to train future leaders.
Kenneth and Eloise Dale Retired missionaries, teachers, Kenneth and Eloise Dale embody LSTC's values “LSTC has always been very close to my heart,” said Kenneth Dale (Augustana, 1950, MDiv), when he and his wife, Eloise, made a leadership commitment to Giving Day. The Dales embodied many of LSTC’s values and commitments in their long ministry in Japan and even after their retirement.
Portrait of Kurt and Jobey Hendel Hendels privileged to share gift they hope will inspire others “Dedicated” and “love” sum up the Hendels’ relationship to LSTC, to the church, and to each other. Together they have supported the seminary and the church in many and various ways.
‘Thanks, bishop.’ A gift officer reflects on a lifelong ministry and a pastor’s legacy “No need to take me up to the apartment,” he said. “I’ll wait here for my group. As I do, I pray for everyone who passes by here. Once a pastor, always a pastor,” he said, smiling. I nodded, thanked him for a lovely visit, and said I looked forward to the next time... And in that moment I thanked God for him, too, and his lifelong ministry, and for his enduring legacy. (Summer 2020 Epistle magazine)
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