Lexington Theological Seminary’s 150th Commencement is Friday

Association of Theological Schools President to Keynote

Lexington, Ky., June 13, 2016 – For the 150th time in the institution’s history, Lexington Theological Seminary will celebrate the achievements of students and recognize those in the LTS community who have helped further the Seminary’s mission and vision.

Commencement begins at 10 a.m. at Central Christian Church (205 E. Short Street, Lexington) with a reception to follow. The Seminary will confer degrees upon 11 students, including those earning the Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, Certificate in Pastoral Ministry, and Certificate in Congregational Renewal and Leadership.

Photo of Daniel Aleshire, Association of Theological Schools Executive Director

Daniel O. Aleshire

The Rev. Dr. Daniel O. Aleshire, Executive Director of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada and the Commission on Accrediting,
is the keynote speaker at this year’s Commencement ceremonies.

Photo of E.B. and Jody Lowman

E.B. II and Jody Lowman

Mr. E.B. and Mrs. Jody Lowman of Ashland, Ky., will receive the 2016 President’s Award for outstanding service and ministry in partnership with Lexington Theological Seminary during the seminary’s 150th Commencement ceremony. The President’s Award was established to recognize outstanding service and ministry on behalf of the Seminary by an individual, congregation or organization. Last year’s recipient of the award was the Rev. Dr. Sharon E. Watkins.

The 2016 Congregational Partner Award will be awarded to Central Christian Church for demonstrating exceptional support for the mission and ministry of Lexington Theological Seminary.

Lexington Theological Seminary is the pioneer theological school of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In the 21st century, LTS transformed its educational model for clergy preparation to integrate the congregation as a full partner in the preparation of pastors for leadership in the church.

Lexington Theological strives to prepare faithful leaders for the church of Jesus Christ, and, thus, to strengthen the church’s participation in God’s mission for the world.


Lexington Theological Seminary is an accredited graduate theological institution of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Consistent with the Disciples’ historic commitment to Christian unity, the Seminary is intentionally ecumenical with students, faculty, staff and trustees of various denominations. The Seminary has been preparing leaders for the church since 1865. For more information, visit www.lextheo.edu.