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Doctoral candidate Denise Rector awarded DSIR Fellowship

Doctoral candidate Denise Rector awarded DSIR Fellowship LSTC doctoral candidate Denise Rector loves teaching and believes her new fellowship as the Doctoral Scholar in Residence (DSIR) at Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, is a perfect fit. Rector (2021, ThM) said the opportunity is a gift to her teaching and to her […]

Coming home: LSTC welcomes alumni and friends back to campus for 4th Homecoming

Coming home: LSTC welcomes alumni and friends back to campus for 4th Homecoming Some 200 alumni and others participated either in person or online Tuesday through Thursday during the Oct. 10-13 Alumni Week. Members of the alumni board hosted a hybrid town hall with President James Nieman on Tuesday afternoon to learn more about LSTC’s […]

Brooke Petersen on finding meaning in bivocational practice

Brooke Petersen on finding meaning in bivocational practice For Brooke Petersen (2006, MDiv), coming back to teach and serve as the director of the MDiv and MA programs and coordinator of candidacy at LSTC has been a full-circle experience. “There have long been questions deep in my heart that were made even more real in […]

Michael Fick: his LSTC memories aren’t tied to a building

Michael Fick: his LSTC memories aren’t tied to a building When Michael Fick (MDiv, 2004) first heard about the impending sale of LSTC’s property he felt “a kind of sadness.” But as he reflected on the reality of the situation, different thoughts and feelings emerged. “I began to think about what I loved most about […]

Louise Britts on parish ministry, chaplaincy, knowing God’s love

Louise Britts on parish ministry, chaplaincy, knowing God’s love Louise Britts (2002, MDiv) couldn’t figure out why a team of doctors and nurses and her own father were talking to her “down there on that table” when it was clear that she was above them, in a place of perfect serenity, surrounded by God’s love. […]

Witness while walking: Francisco Javier Goitía Padilla on leadership, faith, service

Witness while walking: Francisco Javier Goitía Padilla on leadership, faith, service Church experience for Francisco Javier Goitía Padilla (2014, PhD; 2003, ThM) began early, when his grandmother, a woman of deep faith, took him with her to Roman Catholic services in his hometown in Puerto Rico. “I’ve been a church mouse all my life,” Goitía […]

A joyous, in-person 2022 commencement

A joyous, in-person 2022 commencement The weather cooperated and being together in person to mark the accomplishments that led to this day provided an air of satisfaction and joy. Eleven alumni from the Classes of 2021 and 2020, who had been invited back to walk, were among the honored graduates. Paul C. Pribbenow, president of […]

Four to receive distinguished alumni awards

Four to receive distinguished alumni awards Four LSTC graduates will be honored when alumni return to campus Oct. 11-12 for Homecoming/Alumni Week. They are: Jason Chesnut (2010, MDiv) will receive the 2022 Witness to the World award, given to a clergy or lay person engaged in the work of public church in any setting. Chesnut is […]

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