Top 5 Reasons
To Support ULS for Your Year-End Giving
This post is part of our end-of-year series, in which 5 ULS staff members and students share reasons they support ULS in their year-end giving. We appreciate your support!
Reason #5: Alumni – on the Shoulders of Giants
From Martin Otto Zimmann, Dir. of Alumni & Congregational Relations
When I walk across the seminary campus, memories come without warning, and all of them are dear to me. I know I am not alone in this. When alumni come to visit the Philadelphia and Gettysburg campuses, the stories they share remind me that we walk on sacred ground and carry on a rich heritage of people whose dedication to furthering God’s reign sustains future generations in their desire to serve.
I love listening to the memories of my fellow alums and alumni from Philadelphia. These stories shape the lush narrative of God’s people throughout the combined 300+ years of theological education in Pennsylvania, which has made an impact in the furthest corners of Christendom.
We stand on the shoulders of giants who have gone before us, and we pass this legacy on to the next generation of rostered leaders who will continue in this great tradition. Thank you for the support that guarantees continued growth of this legacy, this wonderful sharing of memories in the name of the One who gives us life with all its confounding complexities.
May God bless you in the coming year.
Rev. Dr. Martin Otto Zimmann
Director of Alumni and Congregational Relations
United Lutheran Seminary
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Image: Revs. Drs. Martin and Angela Zimmann, pictured on their graduation day from LTSG in 1998, and pictured at the graduation ceremonies of 2017.