LSTC Student Spotlight 2023

Portrait of Adam Groenke

Adam Groenke

Master of Divinity
Cleveland, Ohio

What made you choose LSTC? 

I went to college at Miami University in Ohio where I studied global politics/diplomacy and philosophy. I decided to come to LSTC after I visited here for the March Seminary Sampler program for prospective students. I love the area and all the opportunities LSTC and Chicago provides, but really what drew me here was all of the amazing people I met that weekend. It is such a vibrant and loving community and one I was very eager to become a part of.

What people and communities helped you to get here?

All of my family and friends have been very supportive of me in coming here to LSTC, including my father who is a current ELCA pastor and my grandfather who is a former ELCA pastor. My home congregation, Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pflugerville, Texas, has been immensely supportive as well, and I am so thankful for my family, friends, and congregation’s support.  

What do you hope to learn during your time at LSTC? 

I am very excited to dive deep into the meaning of scripture and the living word and learn how to share God’s word in ways that support all those in need. 

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