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LTSP awarded $750,000 Economic Growth Initiative grant

January 10, 2014 - 1:38pm
The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) has been awarded a $750,000 Economic Growth Initiative grant by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The award was one of 58 announced on December 23 by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett. "The Economic Growth Initiatives are energizing local economies around our state," said Corbett in announcing the grants. "Jobs are being created through these projects."Architect's rendering of the Library ConnectorLTSP President Philip Krey thanked the governor and others who worked on the seminary's request, noting the highly competitive nature of the initiative. "The Economic Growth Initiative grant will go toward connecting the Krauth Memorial Library and The Brossman Center, along with other capital projects on campus. We are most grateful for the governor's confidence in the seminary."According to the governor's release announcing the current round of awards, Economic Growth Initiative projects are selected based upon their job-creation potential and their economic impact, as well as their viability and construction readiness.

LTSP Foundation Board member Pastor Walter O. Reimet dies at 79

January 2, 2014 - 6:14pm
Pr. Walter Reimet
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Temple Lutheran Church
The Rev. Walter O. Reimet, Jr., 79, an alumnus (MDiv '59) of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) and dedicated member of the LTSP Foundation Board, died Sunday, December 22, 2013, at Seasons Hospice of Phoenixville (Montgomery County, PA). In retirement he had lived at Shannondell in Audubon, PA.In addition to serving on the Foundation board, Pastor Reimet was a member of the seminary's Alumni Council for many years, and frequently attended seminary events.Reimet, husband of the late Virginia H. (Hines) Reimet, who died in 2009, was a Philadelphia native and graduated from Central High School there. He earned a BS in Science from Muhlenberg College prior to attending seminary. Reimet served 30 years as pastor of Temple Lutheran Church in Havertown, PA. He had belonged to St. John's Lutheran Church in Phoenixville during his retirement years. Reimet was a member of Kiwanis International.Pastor Reimet is survived by his daughters, Pamela Reimet McGuire (husband Joseph) of Foxborough, MA; Karen Reimet of King of Prussia, PA; and Elizabeth Reimet (husband Bennett Siegel) of Fort Washington, PA; grandchildren, Meghan, Abby, Dan, Andy, Marlee, and Eric; and a brother, Richard, and his wife, Elaine, of Warrington, PA.A memorial service is set for 11:30 am Saturday, January 4, 2014, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 355 St. John's Circle, Phoenixville, PA 19460. Friends may call Saturday from 9:30 to 11:15 am. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers contributions to St. John's Lutheran Church for the MaaSae Girls' Lutheran Secondary School Fund, sent to the church address. Arrangements are being handled by the Campbell-Ennis-Klotzbach Funeral Home, Inc. Condolences may be offered online here.