We recognize these champions of Louisville Seminary’s ministry who continue to work towards a world where all can flourish.

Faithful Steward Award

This award is the highest recognition for an alum or friend of Louisville Seminary who has made a noteworthy, seminary-wide impact, sets a standard of excellence that is an inspiration for others to follow, or has supported or directed fundraising for a specific seminary priority project. The recipient is someone who has gone “above and beyond” in providing the resources that enable Louisville Seminary to educate people to proclaim the Gospel, to care for all, and to work for justice in communities everywhere.

2024 Award Recipient

Lucy Daniel Steilberg

Lucy (along with her late husband, Alan), has been a long time beloved supporter of LPTS, both physically and financially. Lucy even lived on campus for a season when her home was damaged in a storm. She has also been an advocate for justice in the community.

Get to know and appreciate Lucy, as we do, through a few words she shared about her personal history and connection to the Presbyterian church and to Louisville Seminary:

“My beloved grandmother was the daughter of a Presbyterian minister Dr. William Crowe. They were both from Danville, KY. Her three brothers were Presbyterian ministers. My grandmother had a double major in Latin and Greek from Central University in Richmond, KY. Her brother went to Centre College but girls were not admitted at that time. My mother was a Spanish teacher, earning a double major in Spanish and French. My great-uncles went to Seminary when it was located in Danville.

My father was a lawyer. Everything I know and believe about justice I learned from him. I taught first grade at St. Matthews Elementary for two years and then our daughter was on the way and I stayed at home and took care of her and Alan. In the 1960s and 70s I was active in the Civil Rights Movement. My particular concerns were voting rights, open housing, and I was against the war in Vietnam.

Then I became Director of the Nursery School and Kindergarten at Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church and held that position for 20 years. I loved it so much. I was on the committee of the Grawemeyer Religion award for at least two terms. I enjoyed it so much.

I was on the committee when we chose Gilead by Marilyn Robinson. It was the first novel ever to be chosen. Alan and I were able to have a long conversation with Marilyn. Alan was asked by our dear friend, Al Winn, to be on the Seminary Board. He served for 38 years. I always attended the dinners with him and met a lot of wonderful people.”

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