Cheryl Magness
Cheryl Magness

Managing Editor of Reporter and Reporter Online

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Cheryl Magness is managing editor of Reporter and Reporter Online and manager of LCMS News. She has written for a variety of publications, including The Federalist, Touchstone and The Lutheran Witness, and is a contributor to the book He Restores My Soul from Emmanuel Press. She has degrees in English and music and enjoys playing piano and spending time with her husband and three children.

Dallas Lutheran School to rebuild after October tornado

The Oct. 20 storm that spawned a series of tornadoes in North Texas is now being called the most expensive in state history.

Lutherans to march for life in nation’s capital

The 47th Annual National March for Life will take place in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.

Advent/Christmas media kit free for congregational use

The items in the kit may be personalized with the local parish’s information.

Synod leaders meet to discuss church worker wellness

The Ministerial Care Coalition, a project of Concordia Plan Services, began in 2014 with the goal of fostering wide-ranging discussion and advocacy of worker wellness in the LCMS.

Meyer to retire as president of Concordia Seminary

The Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer has served as the seminary’s president since 2005.

Mueller retires, Lange is installed: Synod vice-presidents share thoughts on serving

The Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Mueller Jr. retired on Aug. 31, and the Rev. Peter K. Lange took over the position on Sept. 1.

Nurturing singing — and faith — through music education

LCMS church musicians and educators learn strategies for increasing music literacy by developing aural skills.

Southern California life conference draws over 300 participants

The Southern California “Defending Life” Conference was held Sept. 6-7 in Gardena, Calif.

Wolfram joins Office of International Mission

Mark Wolfram, who was installed on Aug. 30, will assist LCMS missionaries in making the various transitions required of their missionary service.

‘Joy:fully Serving’: Convention volunteers pack gift baskets for families in need

More than 50 volunteers prepared 275 baskets in four categories: mom care, baby care, spiritual care and household.

Registration still open for LEA convocation

The convocation is set for Oct. 10–12 in St. Louis under the theme “Opening Eyes, Minds, & Hearts.”

Two convention resolutions now available in Spanish

Two resolutions from the 2019 LCMS convention — Res. 11­­­–04A (“To Affirm the Common Humanity of All People and Ethnicities”) and Res. 11–05A (“To Encourage Responsible Citizenship and Compassion Toward Neighbors Who Are Immigrants Among Us”) — are available in both English and Spanish. See both versions below.

Walking together: Delegates work and worship in Tampa

The 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod was held July 20-25 in Tampa, Fla., under the theme “Joy:fully Lutheran.”

‘Hatred did not succeed’: Lutherans respond to mass shootings with Gospel comfort

The shootings occurred on Aug. 3 in El Paso, Texas, and on Aug. 4 in Dayton, Ohio.

‘Defending Life’ conference set for Sept. 6–7 in California

The conference is funded in part by a grant from the LCMS Office of National Mission.

Friedrich accepts call to Concordia, St. Paul

The Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich, president of Concordia University, Nebraska, has accepted a call to become the tenth president of Concordia University, St. Paul, Minn., effective Jan. 1.