LSTC Stories

MDiv student Julie Grafe is ready for what comes next “I am so grateful for the time at LSTC. I’m glad to be done with this and sad to be done with this. . . and I didn’t do it. It was God working through me. I’m not sure what comes next but I’m ready.” (Summer 2020 Epistle magazine)
Troy Medlin & Ole Schenk: ‘Mutual flourishing’ “We’re committed to each other’s ministry that will likely be shared yet different,” Troy said. “We’ll let the other explore their vocation, and have one another to help us when we’re navigating uncertain challenges that will surely come up in ministry.” (Summer 2020 Epistle magazine)
Kara Baylor: channeling her anger for change “I’m not the first to have this hashtag, but I might be the first to sell t-shirts. In this day and age, people of faith should be angry; righteous anger.” (August 2020)
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.”
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."
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.
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