Trout Lectures 2021: “Do You Want to be Well? ‘Cause Wholeness Ain’t No Trifling Thing: The Necessity of Healing Work in Theological Education for Authentic Diversity”

The Trout Lectures honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Nelson W. Trout (1920-1996). He was a Trinity Lutheran Seminary alumnus, a member of the Trinity faculty, and the first African American elected to serve as a Lutheran bishop. His vibrant preaching and commitment to social ministry inspired hundreds of seminary students and touched thousands of lives.

April 29-30th, 2021

Keynote: The Rev. Dr. Beverly Wallace, Associate Professor of Congregation and Community Care at Luther Seminary

The Rev. Dr.Wallaceis an ordained Lutheran clergywoman and professor at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.  She is a womanist scholar and passionate about the wholeness of all people.  In addition to service in the Southeastern Synod of the ELCA, Dr.Wallace has extensive experience as a university and hospital chaplain.  As a therapist, she has supported women and children experiencing homelessness, social justice leaders, and efforts to heal racial trauma. Her publications and research focus on trauma, grief, and loss in the African American community.

This year’s program will be virtual and is open to all. Registration information and program details are coming soon.