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.

Concordia, Portland to close after spring semester

The announcement came on Feb. 10 following a resolution approved by the CUP Board of Regents on Feb. 7.

Thomas appointed fifth president of Concordia, Irvine

Dr. Michael A. Thomas began serving as president of Concordia University, Irvine, Calif., on Jan. 1.

KFUO’s ‘Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge’ podcast a ‘much-needed’ space for Lutheran women

While intended for Lutheran women, the program’s wide range of topics, charming banter and “come one, come all” spirit will appeal to anyone looking for a lighthearted, fun take on Lutheranism.

Wurst installed as volunteer manager for LCMS Disaster Response; Meyer to serve as director of training

Wurst’s and Meyer’s new positions reflect a new staff structure for LCMS Disaster Response.

Free resource summarizes LCMS youth ministry study on millennials and the church

The resource is available in either paperback or e-book format from Concordia Publishing House.

LCMS Black Ministry: Building the kingdom

The LCMS Black Ministry Winter ‘Timeline’ newsletter shares stories of how the church is sharing the Gospel of salvation with all people.

Media kit features Easter theme

The kit is designed to allow each parish to add its own information and details about Holy Week and Easter services. 

Puerto Rico disaster-response team in ‘right place at right time’ to help the hurting

The LCMS response will include setting up an outdoor relief center at Fountain of Life in Ponce, Puerto Rico, with pastors and support personnel brought in to assist the on-site team in the relief effort.

From the mission field – Renovations in Uruguay

Building renovations will expand educational opportunities in Montevideo, Uruguay.

‘Making Disciples for Life’ Initial Gathering an opportunity to listen, learn, share

The Initial Gathering — the first of many such gatherings to come in other parts of the country — was held Jan. 9–11 at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis

Listen to LCMS schools sing for chapel during National Lutheran Schools Week

Each day during the week of Jan. 27-31, chapel at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis will feature guest choirs from LCMS schools. The services are broadcast live on KFUO.

McDaniels, Wurster honored with Christus in Mundo award

The award recognizes those who have made “significant, sustained contributions” to Specialized Pastoral Ministry.

Puerto Rico hit by largest earthquake in 100 years

An LCMS assessment team is preparing to visit Puerto Rico in the next few days.

Wulf to retire as Synod chief financial officer

Wulf, who has served as CFO since 2011, will retire on Jan. 31.

Faith in the public square: LCMS youth starts pro-life group at her public high school

Anna Young, an LCMS pastor’s daughter, recently started a Students for Life of America group at her public high school in Nashville, Tenn. It is the first such group in the county.

Prayerfully consider an end-of-year ‘Together as Synod’ gift

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