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LTSS names new rector and dean

2019-02-18T12:15:57+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Campus Ministry|

LTSS names new rector and dean

The Rev. Dr. Mary Hinkle Shore has been announced as the newly appointed rector and dean at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS) of Lenoir-Rhyne University, located in Columbia, South Carolina. Shore will begin her duties in February. In her role as rector and dean, Shore will serve as the lead academic and church administrator for LTSS and work to further develop the seminary to an exemplary status within the ELCA.

Campus ministry going strong

2018-04-18T08:28:25+00:00July 31st, 2017|Categories: Campus Ministry|

By the Rev. Phil Tonnesen, Assistant to the Bishop, NC Synod

As I travel around our synod and across the ELCA I’m often asked why the NC Synod is always at the top of the list in terms of the number of people in the candidacy process preparing for full-time rostered ministry. My answer is simple: because of our camping and conference ministries (Agapé+Kure Beach and Novus Way) and our 12 active campus ministries. Ask any of our candidates where their sense of call was formed and nurtured, and inevitably the response will be, “Well, I served on summer staff at Agapé or Lutherock,” or “I moved to Chapel Hill to begin my studies at UNC and I received a personal invitation from