Trinity Lutheran Seminary | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


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      Tuesdays at Trinity

      Trinity's Summer Music Series is back for 2022! Join us on June 7 and June 14 for two special nights to remember!
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      The 2022 ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 21 at 10:30am in Gloria Dei Worship Center.
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      Summer 2022: MN-2172 Music & Worship in the African Tradition

      This class is a study of the music and worship forms of the African-American Christian tradition and is open to alumni, friends, and community members.
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  • God Calls You. The World Needs You. Trinity Prepares You.

    A regional and ecumenical, inclusive seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University equips and forms faithful, wise and courageous leaders. Our students explore faith, grow in knowledge, and participate in practical ministry training.

    Our mission is to form leaders for Christ’s church at work in the world, and we invite you to join us.

    Trinity offers competitive scholarships to students with financial need.  Many students receive full tuition scholarships. 


    Now Happening at Trinity

    Graduation will take place on Saturday, May 21 at 10:30am in Gloria Dei Worship Center.  This year's graduation ceremony will take place within the commencement worship service.  The Rev. Dr. Kevin Dudley, Trinity professor of church and society, will preach. 

    Application for Admission
    Trinity Lutheran Seminary Fall 2022 enrollment deadline for MTS, MDIV and MAYFM degree programs has been extended to July 20th!  For questions or more information, contact Seminary Admissions at 614-236-6135 or email

    Summer Learning Opportunities
    In summer 2022, Trinity will be offering the courses MN -2172 Music and Worship in the African American Tradition (June 27-July 1) with the Rev. Dr. Raymond Wise and MN-3041 Educational Ministry (June 6-June 10) with Dr. Mary Hess. Both courses are open to auditors interested in continuing education, as well as prospective students and interested community members.  Please contact Dr. Lowe for more information (


     Tuesdays at Trinity
    This summer, Tuesdays at Trinity are back!  We are hosting two special music events, free and open to all.  At 7pm on June 7th, the Ladies of Longford, a contemporary Celtic band takes the stage.  At 7pm on June 14th, soprano, Dione Parker Bennett will share "This Little Light of Mine -- An evening of songs and stories."  Plan on being there, and spread the word! 


    Planned Giving Event 
    Join Dean Kleinhans and Trinity alumni Bishop Dillahunt and ELCA Foundation Regional Gift Planner Pastor Karl Biermann for a special planned giving Zoom even on Tuesday, May 10 from 11am-12pm.  Find out the free resource available to you to tap into the generosity just waiting to be discovered within the congregations/organizations and individuals with whom you serve and lead.  For Zoom Event information and to register, please contact the Rev. Mary Ann Siefke, Director of Congregational Engagement and Advancement at 

    Summer 2022 Trip to Lutherland and Oberammergau
    Visit key places in the life of Martin Luther and the history of the Protestant Reformation! Take advantage of a once-in-a-decade opportunity to attend the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play!  Dean Kleinhans is personally leading this trip.  She is a scholar of Lutheran history and theology who has led over a dozen study tours and seminars in Lutherland.

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  • The Trinity Connection

    The Trinity Connection is a quarterly newsletter of Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University. In it, we will celebrate our community and the work of its many participants in advancing the mission of the seminary.

    Trinity Connection, Spring 2022

    Past Issues

    Year End, Issue 3, Volume 1

    Summer 2021, Issue 2, Volume 1  

    Spring 2021, Issue 1, Volume 1



  • New Beginnings Newsletter

    Life at Trinity and in our wider community (e.g., alumni, friends, neighbors, etc.) is full and vibrant. Each week, Dean Kleinhans offers an update or reflection on the happenings at the seminary. Check out the most recent issues of New Beginnings below. 

    New RIC LogoTrinity Lutheran Seminary welcomes, embraces, and celebrates people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions whom the Spirit calls to God’s reconciling mission in the world. Our commitment is inspired by the radical inclusivity of Christ, the knowledge that we are all created in God’s image, and the movement of the Spirit that gathers people to places like Trinity to be transformed into leaders for Christ’s church at work in the world. Trinity Lutheran Seminary is recognized as Reconciling in Christ (RIC).