Greetings from the President of the Lancaster Seminary Alumni/ae Council


Dear Alumni/ae & Friends of Lancaster Theological Seminary,

I was part of the Alumni/ae Council for six years, and I must say that with each passing year, the pride I feel as an alumna continues to grow. Within the hallowed walls of Lancaster I found lifelong friendships, new theologies and a world of thought opened up to me in new and exciting ways. I know many of you would echo the fact that the faculty, staff and generous atmosphere of the seminary changed your life.

If you are reading this message not as an alum but as one with curiosity about what a graduate of Lancaster Theological Seminary looks like, let me share this information with you: we are more than 1,600 strong, serving churches, national church staffs, and institutions alike. We are missionaries and teachers. We come from no less than 20 different denominations, and we cross racial, ethnic and gender barriers. We welcome one another with the peace of Christ, regardless of sexual orientation or theological differences. We take seriously the call to diverse discipleship.

There is a special air about the Seminary - charged with enthusiasm and energy. At a time when most theological institutions are tentative about their future, we are moving boldly on our journey towards the education of the future apostles within our midst. We don't move alone, but with the assistance of alumni/ae; whose gifts of time, financial assistance, and talent underwrite our journey. Every gift is important and every gift is necessary to the work of educating lay and clergy. Won't you join me in making a difference in the lives of others just as those of the past made an impact on ours? Please consider serving on Alumni/ae Council, assisting with Alumni/ae Worship and, most importantly, making a donation to Lancaster Theological Seminary. 

Blessings to you for your journey,
Rev. Sandra Strauss, MDiv, '03
President, Alumni/ae Council

Current Alumni/ae Council Members and the Alumni/ae Council's Constitution