Authors and Contributors

Cheryl Magness
Cheryl Magness

Managing Editor of 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.

Kevin Armbrust
Kevin Armbrust

Director of Editorial Services for LCMS Communications

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Dr. Kevin Armbrust is the director of Editorial Services for LCMS Communications.

Erik Lunsford
Erik Lunsford

Photojournalist for LCMS Communications

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As managing photojournalist for LCMS Communications, Erik Lunsford documents the Synod's mission and relief work around the world. Previously, Erik worked as staff photographer at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Palm Beach Post in West Palm Beach, Fla., and The Stuart News in Stuart, Fla. Erik is married with two young children and loves to read, help his son build Legos and have tea parties with his daughter.

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.

David Strand
David Strand

Executive Director of LCMS Communications

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David Strand is the executive director of LCMS Communications.

Frank Kohn
Frank Kohn
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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.

Stacey Egger
Stacey Egger

Staff editor and writer for LCMS Communications

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Stacey Egger is a staff editor and writer for LCMS Communications. She has spent the majority of her life in St. Louis, and has worked in the past as a teacher and freelance writer. In addition to writing and editing, she enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, listening to live music, and spending time with her five siblings.

Peter Slayton
Peter Slayton

Social Media Manager

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Peter Slayton is the social media manager for the LCMS. He spends his days moderating flame wars, fending off trolls and herding cats - all while doing his best to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and the work of the LCMS on the internet. He spends his evenings with his family, enjoying reading or playing board games with his wife and five children.