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
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.
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.”
Ji Bu: from Myanmar to Chicago to become a theologian “Without this scholarship, I could not have come to the U.S.A. and be exposed to the world best academia.”
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.
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)
Sarah Stegemoeller shares her 'My LSTC story' "We are counting on LSTC to continue to train leaders for [the] future."
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