Official ceremony of conferring honorary degree Doctor Honoris Causa to Rev. Jerald Borgie (Penasquitos Lutheran Church, San Diego, USA) was held following the decision of the Senate of the Academy in November 3. Rev. Jerald Borgie and Penasquitos Lutheran Church have substantially supported the Academy by investing in its theological concept. The Diploma was presented by the representative of the Council of Higher Education Dr. Dace Markusa and the ceremony was attended by all Senate members, representatives of traditional Christian denominations in Latvia, students and graduates of the LChrA.
The concept of LChrA differs from any other theological institution in Latvia and all formerly awarded Doctors have invested in its making. The honorary degree was conferred to Dr. W. Bell (Executive secretary of the SHUV institute, Seattle, USA), Metropolitan of Latvian Orthodox Church Alexander, former President of Swedish Alliance Mission E.Albertsson, the founder of the concept of Diaconia in both Norwegian and Latvian Lutheran Churches J.Gossner, and Chairwoman of the Social and Employment Affairs Committee A.Barèa and academician, prof. B.Rivža.