Indiana delegates re-elect May president

Delegates to the Indiana District convention re-elected President Daniel P. May to his second term.  May, 63, was elected on the first ballot.May

The convention was held June 22-23 in Fort Wayne, Ind., under the theme “Rejoicing in the Hope,” from Rom. 5:1-2.

Also elected were:

  • Rev. David Mommens, Columbia City, Ind., first vice president.

  • Rev. John Fiene, Zionsville, Ind., second vice president.

  • Rev. Martin Keller, Evansville, Ind., third vice president.

  • Rev. Roger Rohde, Bremen, Ind., fourth vice president.

May and the other officers were installed during the convention.

Delegates voted to:

  • encourage 10 or more district congregations to establish new worship sites or plant “daughter” congregations within the next triennium.

  • work to overturn a U.S. federal court ruling for the Southern District of Indiana that forbids opening prayers during sessions of the Indiana House of Representatives.

  • encourage all district congregations to train members to “share the Gospel in word and deed” and to view that witnessing as “a central activity of their life as a Christian.”

  • ask district congregations to “give serious and prayerful consideration to the adoption of the Lutheran Service Book.”

  • encourage all district congregations to establish a “Child Protection Policy” to protect children from abusive situations and to protect church workers from false accusations.

Posted June 29, 2006

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