LSTC Graduate Spotlight 2024

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Delwin Todd Hubbard

Master of Divinity

What is your favorite memory of your time at LSTC?

My favorite memory of LSTC were the worship services and the year that I spent with the Gospel Choir.

What was the most meaningful class you took?

Every course that Dr. Linda Thomas taught.

How did you feel supported during your seminary journey? Were you the recipient of any major scholarships? What communities or people uplifted you during your studies?

I was supported by the majority of my professors and the excellent staff at LSTC. I have so many that I could name but we would be here forever, but a brief list would be Dr. Esther Menn, Dr. Linda Thomas, Dr. Brooke Petersen, Dr. Klaus Peter-Adam, Nate Ramsey, Cheryl Hoth, the entire staff at the JKM Library (Barry and Elaine) and a bunch of folks who will remain anonymous.

The uplifting that I got from my professors and peers was remarkable. I couldn’t have been more uplifted than I was, from my classmates who allowed me to be authentic, vulnerable, and unapologetically a man of African descent living in America. I also found my greatest uplifting from my lovely wife Beatrice and all of our daughters. She is by far my greatest cheerleader and has stood by me throughout this challenging journey. I also need to give a shoutout to Rev. Dr. Lawrence Clark and the congregation at St. Mark’s ELCA. I never have been embraced and shown such love as that I receive at and from St. Mark.

What are your post-graduation plans?

I am preparing for chaplaincy and have an offer to do an internship at City of Hope Hospital Zion. My ideal chaplaincy however would be with the Veteran’s Administration because I being a veteran am quite indebted to them.

Pastoring a congregation is always on my plate and no matter how I try to escape that part of my call it continues to come back and each time it is stronger, so I imagine that I will also keep that possibility open.

How did LSTC shape you as a future leader of the public church?

LSTC provided me with a number of unforgettable and remarkable life lessons, academic challenges, and the opportunity to practice real ministry through the relationships and interactions that every course brought. I learned so much about the diversity that exists in our day-to-day existence and how understanding the intersections where individuals reside allows me to become a better listener, have greater empathy, and provide encouragement to every child of God no matter who or where they are in their journey.

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