Paula Schlueter Ross
Paula Schlueter Ross

Managing Editor of Reporter

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Paula Schlueter Ross is managing editor of the monthly Reporter newspaper. A magna cum laude graduate of Webster University, with a BA in Journalism, Ross has won 17 national writing awards from the Associated Church Press since 1997. She and her husband have two grown children and a famous granddog, "sawyer.in.seattle," with more than 55,000 Instagram followers!

2018 tax reform: What does it mean for religious employers and workers?

Churches and church workers are not specifically targeted by the changes but will be affected by them.

Concordia–Texas grads overcome trials

Both Caitlin Copeland and Caitlyn Covington graduated April 28 from Concordia University Texas after overcoming unusual circumstances.

Share It! — Encouraging mission support

Answers to the question: “How does your congregation or school encourage the support of mission work and/or missionaries?”

Maier receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Lutheran scholar, historian and novelist Rev. Dr. Paul L. Maier of Kalamazoo, Mich., is recognized for a lifetime of accomplishments.

Seminary students receive calls, learn placements

The “call day” services were held April 24–25 at the seminaries in St. Louis and Fort Wayne, Ind.

Campus Clips – April 2018

News from LCMS colleges and seminaries.

Minnesota North elects Fondow to sixth term

The Rev. Dr. Donald J. Fondow was re-elected president at the district’s 23rd convention, April 9–11 in Alexandria, Minn.

‘Mercy centers’ up and running in Puerto Rico

The new “mercy centers” have been dubbed “CARD” for Casa de Amparo y Respuesta a Desastre (House of Refuge and Disaster Response).

Operation Barnabas: ‘Life-saving’ help for military families

Begun in 2007 to support Lutheran chaplains serving in the reserves, this Ministry to the Armed Forces program has evolved into a “network of care” for anyone with military connections — both within Synod churches and beyond their walls.

Photo essay: How a Lutheran school shares Jesus

St. John’s Lutheran School has grown from 200 to 232 students since last year, and 12 of the new students — who weren’t affiliated with a church — are now worshiping at St. John’s congregation.

Seminaries to cover tuition for church-work students

The new paid-tuition policies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., are for residential pastoral ministry and deaconess students, beginning with the 2018–19 year.

We Raise Foundation announces launch event

The former Wheat Ridge Ministries introduces its new name and new mission March 2 in Oak Brook, Ill.

PALS program supports new pastors, wives

The program (Post-Seminary Applied Learning and Support) was begun in 1998 and operates in 31 of the Synod’s 35 districts.

LWML gives $100,000 to missionaries

The grant will provide $10,000 each to assist nine missionaries/missionary families serving in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Peru and Russia, and another missionary who has been called to Thailand.

Synod, partners continue to offer helping hand in wake of five disasters

Lutherans are bringing help to the hurting — both physical and spiritual — in the wake of three devastating hurricanes, a major earthquake and menacing wildfires.

CUS enrollment falls slightly amid ‘challenging culture’ of higher education

The drop represents less than 1 percent since fall 2016 and doesn’t worry Concordia University System leaders.