May May, Justin, and Mae; three wonderful Baptists who made this Lutheran seminary fantastic.
Speaking of reconciliation, I should mention that LSTC's board voted to make our community a Reconciling in Christ seminary - a place that actively works to include and welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. In fact, I've always assumed LSTC was already an RIC seminary, based on the general vibe of welcome and inclusivity here, but today's vote makes that "vibe" more official and intentional.
And, to add to all the newness and changes, we now have a new president at LSTC! James Nieman will be joining our community in the fall, and from the buzz around the community, everyone seems very excited about the newness he's bringing to us. To read more about it, check out the official press release.
So many changes are happening here. As my internship winds down, the thought of returning to classes next year is getting to be more and more exciting!