HOUSTON – Delegates to the 63rd Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod elected members of the LCMS Board of Directors today (July 16). Two ordained ministers, one commissioned minister, and four laypersons were elected.
In the ordained category, on the second ballot, incumbent Dr. Robert T. Kuhn from Oveido, Fla., was returned to the Board, receiving 640 votes. The delegates also elected Dr. Donald K. Muchow of Buda, Texas, who previously served on the Board. He received 629 votes.
Kurt M. Senske of Austin, Texas, was elected as the commissioned minister with 646 votes.
Laypersons included Kermit A. Brashear of Omaha, Neb., with 905 votes; Curtis W. Pohl, St. Michael, Minn., 804 votes; Gloria S. Edwards, Portula Valley, Calif., 710 votes; and Walter Brantz, Cody, Wyo., 683 votes.
A Bylaw states that only one person can be elected to the Board from a particular district. Previous elections for the pastoral and commissioned candidates rendered ineligible a number of laypeople whose names appeared on the original ballot: Jeffrey C. Coyne, Edward A. Dollase, and Brad L. Hewitt.
The 2007 LCMS triennial convention is meeting here July 14-19 under the theme “One Message – Christ! His Love is Here for You!”