Pamela Nielsen
Pamela Nielsen

associate executive director of LCMS Communications

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Pamela Nielsen is associate executive director of LCMS Communications. A graduate of Concordia University Chicago and Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne, Ind., Pam has served as a deaconess in the LCMS for more than 30 years. She was formerly senior editor for Sunday School, Youth and Family Materials at Concordia Publishing House, where she helped develop the Growing in Christ curriculum and edited the study notes for the ESV Faith Alive Bible. Pam is a wife, mother and grandmother who is passionate about cooking and sharing good food and conversation with family and friends. Once in a while you’ll find her trying to master folk and fiddle tunes on her violin.

Board for International Mission turns attention to Asia

At its Jan. 31–Feb. 1 meeting in St. Louis, the board appointed seven new missionaries and continued discussions on the status of international schools and cooperative work with partner churches, districts and mission societies.

‘Retention, evangelism, discipleship’: COP focuses on raising up the next generation

The LCMS Council of Presidents held its fall meeting in San Diego Nov. 12-15.

Boards and Business – COP, BIM, BNM hold fall meetings

Meeting in St. Louis, the groups addressed pertinent topics, heard reports and reviewed policies.

Hispanic ministry leaders share ideas, encouragement

Leaders in LCMS Hispanic ministry gathered in Houston July 24–27 for the Sixth National LCMS Hispanic Convention.

Hawaii volcano continues to erupt and disrupt lives

Christ Lutheran Church in Hilo, Hawaii, has been working to help those affected by the eruption of the Kilauea volcano.

LCMS Disaster Response partners with Guatemala Lutherans in volcano’s aftermath

Volcàn de Fuego, or “fire volcano,” violently erupted without warning Sunday, June 3, burying whole villages and farms near the Central American city of Antigua, Guatemala.

Candidate placement headlines COP meeting

The LCMS Council of Presidents (COP) met April 21–26, traveling from St. Louis to Fort Wayne, Ind., to place pastoral and commissioned candidates, elect new leadership and work through matters of ecclesiastical supervision. 

Concordia College Alabama closes: ‘Nevertheless,’ Dr. Rosa J. Young’s legacy continues

Students, families, faculty and regents gathered on the campus of Concordia College Alabama on April 28 for the school’s 92nd and final commencement. Founded in 1922, the historically black Lutheran college closed its doors for good following the ceremony after a multi-year effort to stay open.

Training, tools and trailers help disaster dollars go farther

When disaster strikes, LCMS Disaster Response comes alongside to help congregations and districts develop the most effective possible response.

COP tackles business, gears up for district conventions

The Nov. 20-23 meeting, held in New Orleans, was the council’s final of 2017.

COP reviews Koinonia Project outcomes, hears president’s report

The council also discussed plans to study church-worker health and well-being.