Megan Mertz
Megan Mertz

Staff writer for LCMS Communications

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Megan Mertz is a staff writer for LCMS Communications and managing editor of Lutherans Engage the World magazine. She grew up in St. Louis — not far from the LCMS International Center — although she has also lived in China, the Philippines and the United Kingdom. In her free time, Mertz enjoys reading, writing and traveling.

National Offering tops $400,000 to bring ‘Joy to the World’

Gifts made throughout the 2019–22 National Offering cycle will bolster efforts to proclaim Christ in word and deed in challenging urban areas, to new immigrants, among college-age students, alongside partner-church missionaries, and in church-planting efforts both at home and abroad.

Fall issue of ‘Engage’ ponders ‘the loving hand of God’

The issue includes stories on mission work in Tanzania and Malawi, this summer’s LCMS Youth Gathering and the ordination of pastors in Latin America.

‘For the good of the church’

Fifteen Lutheran pastors in Venezuela are braving danger and discomfort to bring Christ to their neighbors.

Delegates adopt resolutions on sending missionaries, short-term mission teams

On July 24, the Synod in convention passed the final five resolutions brought by Floor Committee 2 on International Witness.

Convention celebrates 125 years of mission work in the LCMS

Delegates to the 2019 LCMS convention adopted resolutions giving thanks for the 125th anniversary, as well as mission work — past and present — in the Synod’s four world regions.

Travel the US with ‘Lutherans Engage the World’

The Summer 2019 issue features stories from California, Texas, Kansas and Georgia.

‘Christ is going with me’: New missionaries prepared, sent

The new missionaries, who will all serve in either Eurasia or Latin America and the Caribbean, attended a weeklong orientation at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis.

Spring ‘Engage’: Brought together in Christ

In Papua New Guinea and around the world, God brings His people together to confess Christ and bear mercy for their neighbors in His name.

BNM updated on licensed lay deacons, stewardship and rural ministry

The LCMS Board for National Mission met Feb. 21–22 in St. Louis.

Paula Schlueter Ross retires after nearly 35 years at ‘Reporter’

As a writer and editor for LCMS Communications, Ross filed thousands of articles, earning 17 national writing awards from the Associated Church Press, including seven first-place “Awards of Excellence.”

Winter ‘Engage’: Changing lives through Christ’s mercy

The issue follows God’s people as they serve those in need in Kenyan refugee camps, immigrant communities and disaster zones.

Orientation equips six new missionary families for international service

A new group of missionaries were sent out with a plea for God’s blessing during a “Service of Sending” on Aug. 3 at the LCMS International Center chapel in St. Louis.

Ohio District elects Wilson to first term

The Rev. Dr. Kevin A. Wilson of Marysville, Ohio, was elected to his first three-year term as president of the LCMS Ohio District at the district’s 22nd convention.

Wicher re-elected president of Eastern District

The Rev. Dr. Chris Wicher of Buffalo, N.Y., was elected to his third term as president of the LCMS Eastern District at the district’s 99th convention.

Snow re-elected president of Nebraska District

The Rev. Richard L. Snow of Seward, Neb., was elected to his second term as president of the LCMS Nebraska District at the district’s 19th convention, held June 15–16 in Kearney, Neb.

Brege elected to first term in Indiana District

The Rev. Dr. Daniel J. Brege was elected to his first three-year term as president of the LCMS Indiana District at the district’s 22nd convention, held June 14–15 in Fort Wayne, Ind.