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The Class of 2015


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Certificates and Degrees were awarded to the following individuals at the 151st Commencement of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 19, 2015:

 

LTSP 151st CommencementUTI Certificate of Church Leadership

Viola Clark
Ramona l. Holcombe
Chevelle East
Betty A Irvin
Carroll Michelle Peterman

 

UTI Certificate of Christian Ministry

Ada A. Brooks
Letitia Josie Gordon
Brian B. Dickerson
James Richard Knipe
Bessie Cecilia Wilson

 

Certificate of Theological Study

Anne Luise Heisig
Trena Rae Montgomery

 

LTSP 151st CommencementAdvanced Graduate Certificate

Krista l. Henning-Ferkin

 

The Degree of Master of Arts in Public Leadership

Robert George Argot, Jr. (Business)
Brent Carson Baxter (Social Work)1
Patricia Diana El (Social Work)

 

The Degree of Master of Arts in Religion

Jessica Lynne Morton (Public Leadership)
Young Kyu Shin (Public Leadership)
Patrick Morgan Whitson (Systematic Theology)1

 

The Degree of Master of Divinity

LTSP GraduatesRachel Katherine Anderson
Lauren Marie Applegate
Josiah Richard Armstrong
Douglas David Barclay1
John J. Berry
Altressa Anita Boatwright5
Jessica Lea Matlack Cain1
Aangela Kellie Ebo
Inger Baur Hanson1
John Tyler Heidgerd1
Mark David Johnson3
David Paul Kingsborough
Lori Anne Kirk
Linda Manson2, 5
Ángel David Marrero Ayala
Terrence O’Connor, Jr.1, 4
Steven Carl Philipp
Barbara Ann Satchell5
Young Kyu Shin
Daniel Wood Spigelmyer, Jr.1
Katherine I. Steinly1
Brian Roy Wallace5

LTSP Graduates1Degree awarded with Honors by vote of the Faculty
2Degree awarded with Metropolitan/Urban Ministry Concentration Certificate 3Degree awarded with Interfaith Concentration Certificate
4Degree awarded with Certificate of Anglican Studies
5Degree awarded with Black Church Concentration Certificate

 

The Degree of Master of Sacred Theology

In parentheses after the name of each candidate is the name of the candidate’s advisor. Following in some cases is the subject of the STM thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree.

Shane Ryan Brinegar (Wengert) – A Wittenberg Liturgical Theology: Critical Catholicism in Practice

David Collin Drebes (Hoffmeyer) – Martin Luther and Exorcism in Context

Carla Diana Harris (Hoffmeyer) –Freedom Narrative: Spirituality, Resistance, and Joy in the Struggle for Liberation

Chan Chum Hei (Heen) – Revisiting the Presentation of the Gospel by American Baptist Missionaries in Light of Current Challenges in Myanmar

John C. nelson (Grafton) – Luther, the ELCA, and the Challenge of Inter-Religious Engagement: Living in a Time of Terrorism

Thomas Visco Rusert (Rivera)

Jeremiah Adam Sassaman (Rivera)

 

DMin Graduates with with the Rev. Dr. David D. GraftonThe Degree of Doctor of Ministry

In parentheses after the name of each candidate is the name of the candidate’s project supervisor. Following is the subject of the DMin project document submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree.

Nancy Burton Dilliplane (Sebastian) – All Are Welcome in This Place: An Inquiry into the Open Table and the Episcopal Church in a Postmodern World

Charmaine Lynette Green (Grafton) – A New Testament Model of Hospitality for the African American Church

Fernando Joseph Otero (Grafton) – Project Oasis

Moses Suah-Dennis (Sebastian) – A Model for Tide-Turning Evangelical Partnership and Leadership Among African Nationals: The Story of Faith-Immanuel Lutheran Church, East Lansdowne, PA, and Its Pastoral Leadership

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