New This Week

Northwest District re-elects Linnemann as president

The Rev. Dr. Paul A. Linnemann of Portland, Ore., was elected to his fourth three-year term as president of the LCMS Northwest District at the district’s 65th convention.

Paavola re-elected in Mid-South

The Rev. Dr. Roger C. Paavola of Bartlett, Tenn., was elected to his third three-year term as president of the LCMS Mid-South District at the district’s 20th regular convention.

Gibson elected to first term in Pacific Southwest

The Rev. Dr. Mike Gibson of Huntington Beach, Calif., was elected to his first term as president of the LCMS Pacific Southwest District at the district’s 45th convention.

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.

Florida-Georgia District re-elects Walton

The Rev. Dr. Gregory S. Walton of Orlando, Fla., was elected to his fourth term as president of the LCMS Florida-Georgia District at the district’s 33rd convention.

Upbring: Caring for children — on the border and worldwide

For more than a decade, Upbring — a Recognized Service Organization of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod — has been working with the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide emergency shelter to undocumented children on the southern border of the United States.

Boards and Business – International, National Mission hold regular meetings

The LCMS Board for International Mission met May 30–31, and the LCMS Board for National Mission met June 14–15 in St. Louis.

Freedom to be faithful prevails at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court’s NIFLA decision undergirds free speech protections for pregnancy counselors and others.

Movie review: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

The new Jurassic film is a Grade-A summer blockbuster with its special effects, but its shallow storyline makes it a B-movie “creature feature.”

Turner elected to second term in Iowa West

The Rev. Dr. Steve Turner of Fort Dodge, Iowa, was elected to his second term as president of LCMS Iowa District West at the district’s 40th convention

Michigan District elects Maier to fourth term

The Rev. Dr. David P.E. Maier was elected to his fourth three-year term as president of the LCMS Michigan District at the district’s 102nd convention.

Minnesota South elects Woodford to first term

The Rev. Dr. Lucas V. Woodford of Mayer, Minn., was elected to his first term as president of the LCMS Minnesota South District at the district’s 78th convention.

English District re-elects Hardy

The Rev. Dr. Jamison J. Hardy of Finleyville, Pa., was elected to his second term as president of the LCMS English District at the district’s 56th convention.

Schlechte elected to first term in Rocky Mountain District

The Rev. Roger Schlechte of Lakewood, Colo., was elected to his first term as president of the LCMS Rocky Mountain District at the district’s 51st 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.

In the June/July Witness: ‘Men set free’

In its June/July issue, The Lutheran Witness digs deeper into the Bible’s vision of what it means to be a “man after God’s own heart.”