LSTC Stories

Jose David Rodriguez LSTC Speaking truth to the church: three global theologians reflect on LSTC, TEEM and joy in the midst of struggle José David Rodríguez, Javier “Jay” Alanís and Eliseo Pérez-Álvarez all have wide-ranging areas of expertise at the intersection of global, Latinx and Lutheran theologies. They reflected on theological education, LSTC, the cost of their call and where they find joy in May 2021.
President James Nieman during commencement 2021 Commencement 2021: A year of asking, and now facing, 'What's next?' On May 15-16, LSTC 2021 graduates celebrated their accomplishments and experiences as seminarians in their own homes through a baccalaureate online service and recorded commencement video.
first call process ELCA Holy chaos: An exploration of the new first call process Stephani Shumaker, 2021 MDiv, explores the new first call process within the ELCA.
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
Vance Blackfox at Vine Deloria Jr. Symposium Vance Blackfox: Shifting the narrative of mission and service A profile of alum Vance Blackfox, ELCA desk director for American Indian Alaska Native Tribal Nations, director of Other + Wise, and Vine Deloria Jr. Symposium facilitator.
Dave Hedlin accept alumni award Five distinguished alumni honored at Homecoming 2021 LSTC presented distinguished alumni awards in a ceremony held online in October 2021. The five recipients— with varied years and experiences of service—expressed deep gratitude to the school, their families and all those who have cheered them on.
Melissa Hrdlicka LSTC Wisconsin native turned Chicago dweller ready for her future in ministry MDiv student Melissa Hrdlicka reflects on her LSTC journey, favorite classes and experiences, and next steps.
Hery Andrianotahina Naivoson Madagascar pastor returns home as a systematic theologian Hery Andrianotahina Naivoson says Madagascar is the land that taught him life, and LSTC is the second home that taught him who he is, where he is, and where he is headed.
TEEM program provides bridge from Baptist to Lutheran LSTC's TEEM program offers accelerated, cohort-based learning opportunities for emerging church leaders like Sean Ramsey.
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