Saturday, May 24
PLTS Chapel of the Cross

Commencement 2014

Friends and family gathered with faculty and staff to celebrate with the 40 PLTS students who earned degrees, certificates or recognitions of affiliation.  Commencement is an opportunity to affirm our participation in God’s mission by renewing and passing on the Lutheran Christian faith in contexts marked by diversity and change.  These graduates are creative and energetic leaders who enliven the church and advance the frontiers of ministry.  In Christ they have been called forth, equipped, certified, and set apart to serve God in the church and in the world.


The graduating class of 2014

Dean Bloomquist welcomes those in attendance. Faculty members congratulate the new graduates as they exit the chapel.
The Rev. Dr. Jane Strohl delivers the commencement address. She is currently pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Indiana, PA, and taught many of the graduates during her time on the PLTS faculty. The Chapel of the Cross was full of friends and family members who have supported our students over the years.


PLTS students, faculty and staff

At the end of the commencement service, members of the class of 2014 dismissed the attendees with these words:


Go in peace, and love one another,
as God first loved you.

Proclaim to all who will hear
the good news of Christ’s coming.

Keep the faith in all you do.