LSTC Stories

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
A bold missionary vision Karen and Jerry Kolschowsky made two transformational gifts, which would endow both A Center for Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice (CCME) and the Harold S. Vogelaar Chair in Christian-Muslim Studies and Interfaith Relations...This year, they have joined LSTC again, making a lead gift to our annual Giving Day celebration.
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.
Wagner and Wickware podcast Podcast with humble beginnings surprises & delights Two LSTC faculty members explore relevant topics in ministry today and engage with students and the community through their podcast.
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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