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.

LCMS presidential voter registration proceeds under new bylaws

Receipt of presidential election voter registration forms began on Oct. 25 and will continue until March 24, 2019.

Year-end ‘Together as Synod’ gifts offer flexibility, cost-effectiveness

An undesignated “Together as Synod” gift to the LCMS enhances domestic and international efforts to witness and show mercy to others, and to live life together as children of God.

Oldenettel named ‘National Distinguished Principal’

Dawn Oldenettel, principal of St. John’s Lutheran School in West Bend, Wis., received the award in October in Washington, D.C.

New CTCR report highlights the priesthood of all believers

The report stresses the complementary relationship that exists between the priesthood of all believers and the Office of the Holy Ministry.

Reporter in ‘Gosnell’ movie based on LCMS member Mollie Ziegler Hemingway

Hemingway played a key journalistic role in bringing the Gosnell case to national attention.

International Lutheran Council welcomes 17 new church bodies into membership

20 million confessional Lutherans worldwide were represented at the conference, held Sept. 25–28 in Antwerp, Belgium.

Hurricane Michael affects churches, members in Florida

The Category 4 storm was the strongest the area has ever seen.

New ‘Every One His Witness’ context module offers response to scientism

The new resource will help Lutherans share the Gospel in a world where many people see science as a god.

NLSA honoree Baerwolf a ‘super’ shepherd to his church and school flock

The Rev. Phillip Baerwolf, associate pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in East Dundee, Ill., has been named the recipient of the 2018 National Lutheran School Accreditation School Shepherd Award.

Gard to retire from Concordia University Chicago in 2019

Gard, the 11th person to have served the university as president since its founding in 1864, became president in 2014.

Church workers and spouses invited to participate in online wellness focus groups

The focus groups will provide the opportunity to give feedback crucial to helping workers and their families throughout the Synod.

NLSA accredits 121 schools, names five ‘Schools of Distinction’

Schools of Distinction are rated in the top 5 percent of overall school accreditation ratings.

‘Bells still are chiming and calling’: Damaged LCMS churches carry out ministry while working to rebuild

Three historic LCMS congregations are rebuilding following catastrophic losses earlier this year.

Preach the Word releases new module on sacramental preaching

The sixth module of the Synod’s ongoing program for fostering excellence in preaching is taught by the Rev. Dr. David H. Petersen.

Rain, rain, go away: Deluge in Wisconsin affects LCMS churches and members

More rain is predicted this week, and much of the state remains under a flood warning.

Schmidt ‘deeply honored’ to serve as new director of LCMS School Ministry

Dr. Rebecca Schmidt, former associate director of LCMS School Ministry, has accepted the call to serve as director, replacing Terry Schmidt (no relation), who retired July 2 after 15 years as director.