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LSTC Alum Pastor Jen Nagel Elected Bishop

LSTC Alum Pastor Jen Nagel Elected Bishop LSTC is pleased to announce that on May 4, 2024 The Rev. Jen Nagel of Minneapolis, Minnesota, was selected to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Minneapolis Area Synod. The selection occurred during the synod assembly from May 2-4 at Lord […]

LSTC Alum Meghan Johnston Aelabouni Elected as Bishop of ELCA Rocky Mountain Synod

LSTC Alum Meghan Johnston Aelabouni Elected as Bishop of ELCA Rocky Mountain Synod LSTC is pleased to announce that the Rocky Mountain Synod has elected the Rev. Meghan Johnston Aelabouni as its new bishop for a six-year term. The election took place during the synod assembly at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, Colorado, from April […]

Rev. Dr. Walter May Jr. Finds Joy in Community

Rev. Dr. Walter May Jr. Finds Joy in Community Rev. Dr. Walter May Jr. was serving as a youth director when his wife’s words changed his life forever. “Out of the blue, she said, ‘You’re going to be an ordained minister,’” Dr. May, MDiv ’87, DMin ’96, remembers. “I laughed and said, ‘Really? Do you […]

Students travel to Holden Village to study liturgy and the cycles of creation

Students travel to Holden Village to study liturgy and the cycles of creation During the month of January, a group from LSTC traveled to Holden Village in Chelan, Washington. Twelve students, under the leadership of Dr. Benjamin Stewart, the Gordon A. Braatz Associate Professor of Worship, gathered daily for prayer, fellowship, and study of liturgy […]

34th Annual Gospel Choir Benefit Concert: Honoring Diversity and Celebrating Community

34th Annual Gospel Choir Benefit Concert: Honoring Diversity and Celebrating Community Join us for an uplifting evening of music, fellowship, and celebration at the 34th Annual Gospel Choir Benefit Concert! Experience the soul-stirring melodies of the LSTC Gospel Choir as they fill the air with joy and inspiration. This special evening will not only showcase […]

LSTC Announces a Call for Submissions for the 2024 Echols Prize!

LSTC Announces a Call for Submissions for the 2024 Echols Prize! LSTC is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the 2024 Echols Preaching Prize. All currently enrolled LSTC students are encouraged to apply before March 11, 2024, for this year’s competition. The James Kenneth Echols Prize for Excellence in Preaching is an annual […]

Black History Month 2024: Black Wellness: Emotionally and Spiritually

Black History Month 2024: Black Wellness: Emotionally and Spiritually The Albert “Pete” Pero, Jr.  and Cheryl Stewart Pero Center for Intersectionality Studies at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) is proud to announce the schedule for its 2024 Black History Month Celebration. The Pero Center was established by Scholars and social justice advocates Rev. Dr. Albert […]

The Power of Support

The Power of Support ELCA scholarships fuel success of LSTC Fund for Leaders recipients Financial support plays a crucial role in prospective students’ ability to follow through on their call and pursue a career in ministry and service. This is especially true for the inspiring scholars who are embarking on the first year of their […]

MDiv Student Shemiah Curry Answers the Call

MDiv Student Shemiah Curry Answers the Call Shemiah Curry’s journey to becoming a seminarian was not something she actively sought, but a calling she couldn’t ignore. While working as a teacher in North Carolina, she reconnected with her undergraduate Bible study ministry, which had transitioned into a young adult ministry.  When the pastor leading this […]

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