News & Events

April 3, 2019

UTI Alumni featured in Philadelphia Tribune

The Rev. Dr. Joseph A. Conner, Class of 1988 LTSP and UTI, was recently featured in the Philadelphia Tribune with an article on his congregation, New Beginnings Sanctuary of Praise Church of God in Christ. Read the article here.  

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April 2, 2019

Seminary Launches New Care Program

By Michael Cooper-White for The Gettysburg Times March 28, 2019 Rev. Terrence McCarthy, right, is providing expanded pastoral attention for Gettysburg’s United Lutheran Seminary students during an experimental trial period. In the seminary’s Church of the Abiding Presence, McCarthy appears with senior seminarian Ashlin Marchese who awaits learning where her first parish call will emerge….

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March 28, 2019

ELCA Trustworthy Servants Update

Recently, the ELCA Church Council released a document draft titled Trustworthy Servants of the People of God. Click here to read more about Trustworthy Servants. In response, leaders of the seven ELCA seminaries, including Interim President Dr. Richard Green on behalf of ULS, prepared a response to the Church Council. That response may be viewed…

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March 14, 2019

Distinguished LTSP & UTI Educator William Staton Dies

With heavy hearts, we announce that the Rev. Dr. William Staton Jr., pastor and scholar who graduated from and taught at ULS predecessor institution LTSP, passed on March 9, 2019. The Rev. Dr. Staton was a scholar, mentor, administrator and teacher who used his knowledge, gifts and talent to advance the scholarship of students and…

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February 25, 2019

American Battlefield Trust and United Lutheran Seminary Announce Preservation Success at Gettysburg

Two nonprofit organizations join forces to protect 18 acres of battlefield land on iconic Seminary Ridge at Gettysburg (Gettysburg, Pa.) — The American Battlefield Trust and the United Lutheran Seminary today announced the permanent protection of 18 critical acres on Seminary Ridge at Gettysburg. The $3.5 million transaction — one of the most ambitious preservation…

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January 28, 2019

Growing Vegetables for God & Neighbors

Gettysburg graduate takes down-to-earth path to living discipleship Many people donate canned goods or money to help fight hunger. Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg alumnus Rev. Matt Lenahan has a more direct approach. “We are growing food with volunteer support and community support to feed hungry neighbors in Lancaster County,” Lenahan said in an interview….

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January 23, 2019

Following Her Calling: Anna Mercedes’ Call to Ministry

While she was still in high school, Anna Mercedes (‘03 LTSP) felt the call to ministry and during her time in college she began to look at seminaries. After receiving her B.A. in Communication with a focus in Conflict Mediation from James Madison University, she continued her education at LTSP. Initially enrolling with the intent…

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Home from Germany: ULS Student’s Semester Abroad

By Bridget Gautieri | 3rd-year ULS Student Last semester, I had the wonderful experience of studying abroad at the University of Leipzig in Germany! One of the many reasons I chose to come to United Lutheran Seminary is ULS’ study abroad opportunities; I was looking for a seminary that had connections and study opportunities in…

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December 26, 2018

Distinguished Lutheran educator, LTSP Graduate and Dean James Echols Dies

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION With heavy hearts, we announce that James Kenneth Echols, a graduate and dean of one of United Lutheran Seminary’s predecessor institutions, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, passed away Dec. 22, 2018, in his hometown of Philadelphia. He was 67. Rev. Dr. Echols had a distinguished career as a pastor and…

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August 29, 2018

Joint Statement from United Lutheran Seminary Board of Trustees and Dr. Theresa F. Latini

On March 14, 2018, United Lutheran Seminary (ULS) ended its relationship with Rev. Dr. Theresa F. Latini.  During this period, individuals outside and inside the ULS community unfairly mischaracterized Dr. Latini’s past professional endeavors, as well as her character.  The vitriolic commentary and response Dr. Latini received was unwarranted.  Such actions and commentary were neither…

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