Spring Program 2014
The Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic Spring Program for 2014 will once again, be scheduled just prior to the opening of the Gettysburg Seminary’s Spring Academy Week. Opening day will be Tuesday, April 29, 2014, and the morning session will begin with chapel at 9:00 AM. Presenters will be Dr. Maria Erling, Marianne Brock, Susan Hill, and Jean Legros. The program will consider women of the church as historical innovators and transformers. Dr. Erling, Professor of Modern Church History and Global Missions and Director of Teaching Parish at Gettysburg Seminary, will present the keynote address: “Finding New Paths to Service: Women Innovators Who Transformed Eastern Lutheranism.” Brock, Hill, and Legros, all graduates of Gettysburg Seminary, will introduce Lutheran women and their work, subjects of their master’s theses: Nawakwa’s Women Leaders, Elsie Singmaster Lewars, and Mary Stuckenburg respectively. Brock is currently director at Camp Nawakwa, Hill is the author of Heart Language: Elsie Singmaster and Her Pennsylvania German Writings, and Legros is serving as gift officer for the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.