Authors and Contributors

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!

Cheryl Magness
Cheryl Magness

Managing Editor of Reporter Online

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Cheryl Magness is managing editor of Reporter Online. She is also assistant editor at Sister, Daughter, Mother, Wife, a blog about female Lutheran vocation, and a writer for publications such as The Federalist, Touchstone, OnFaith, Newsmax, American Thinker and The Lutheran Witness. She has degrees in English and music and enjoys playing piano and spending time with her husband and three children.

Kevin Armbrust
Kevin Armbrust

Manager of Editorial Services for LCMS Communications

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Dr. Kevin Armbrust is manager 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.

Rachel Bomberger
Rachel Bomberger

Managing Editor for The Lutheran Witness

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Rachel Bomberger is managing editor for The Lutheran Witness. She holds a master’s degree in English and worked for seven years in the religious book publishing industry before taking the helm of the LCMS’s flagship magazine. She and her husband, an LCMS pastor, have four children. When she’s not reading, writing or editing, she loves getting dirt under her fingernails in her heirloom vegetable garden.

Roger Drinnon
Roger Drinnon

LCMS director of Editorial Services and Media

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Roger Drinnon is LCMS director of Editorial Services and Media. Master Sgt. (ret.) Drinnon is a former U.S. Air Force public affairs (PA) journalist and media relations specialist who served in a NATO Coalition Press Information Center in Pristina, Kosovo. Upon retiring from active duty, he led the Air Forces media embed program for the wars in the Middle East as Air Mobility Command's chief of media operations at Scott AFB, Ill. He has degrees in military operations, workforce education and public affairs/journalism.

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.

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.