Distinguished Alumni Award Program

Annually the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago presents awards to distinguished graduates (of LSTC or legacy institutions) who have faithfully served the body of Christ. Award categories include:

  • Called to Lead
  • Emerging Voice
  • Excellence in Parish Ministry
  • Faithful Servant
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Specialized Ministry
  • Witness to the World

Nominations for the 2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards are now closed. Nominations for 2025 will be announced soon.

Congratulations to our Distinguished Alumni Awardees!

2024 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Dr. Christine Helmer speakingDr. Christine Helmer MA ‘89
2024 Specialized Ministry Award
Rev. Cheryl Peterson preachingRev. Dr. Cheryl Peterson MDiv ‘91
2024 Faithful Servant Award
Headshot of Dr. Syafaatun AlmirzanahDr. Syafaatun Almirzanah PhD ‘08
2024 Witness to the World Award
Kimberly Vaughn preachingRev. Kimberly Vaughn MDiv ‘08
Lifetime Service Alumni Award

View a list of past recipients.

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