Presentations aplenty in May
On 17 May, a number of presentations occurred at ALC. These included: the awarding of the Margaret Pech Memorial Scholarship, the presenting of the Cass Book Sponsorship and the gifting of a number of rites related resources to third year students.
Margaret Pech Memorial Scholarship
The Margaret Pech Memorial Scholarship was established by the late Pastor Herman Pech and his wife Elizabeth in memory of their daughter, Margaret ‘who never let disability and disadvantage deter her’, to benefit one woman a year in her theological studies at ALC. Darcee Anker, who is currently studying a Bachelor of Theology, is the recipient of this year’s award.
Darcee began studying at ALC midway through 2021 after beginning a degree in Paramedic Science, which she quickly realised was not for her. ‘As with many others who begin studying theology, whether at a university or informally, I began due to a servant need to understand my faith better, and to learn more about our loving and merciful Creator’, said Darcee. ‘I am absolutely loving my studies, although they are very demanding. I have found it a great help to be constantly surrounded by the word of God and an abundance of faithful Christian mentors.’
Darcee is the 26th woman to have benefited from the scholarship, since its establishment in 1995.
Cass Book Sponsorship
A former student of ALC, now serving as a pastor at Maryborough, Qld, Pastor Peter Cass recently inaugurated a theological resource scholarship, which is to be given annually to students studying with the goal of pastoral ministry, to enable the purchase of theological books and other resources. Pastor Peter has made this provision in honour of the memory of his mother, Gwendolen Cass, and to support the education of pastors for the LCA. Recipients of this year’s scholarship are Karl Jacobson and Tom Krahling.
Presentation by Lutheran Men Australia
For many years, Lutheran Men have shown their support of those studying for ministry, by supplying them with some essential resources, not easily affordable on a student budget. Mr David Pfeiffer, representing LMA, attended chapel on 17 May and presented third year students Sean Hotinski, Karl Jacobson and Tom Krahling with a number of rites related resources. This year, lay student, Bethanie Mann, was also a recipient of this gift.