Former CSP President Rev. Dr. Tom Ries retired at the end of the 2018–19 academic year.
Nominees for LCMS president share joys, concerns and hopes for the Synod.
Dr. Russell P. Dawn of Irvine, Calif., will replace the Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Gard, who announced his retirement in 2018.
Meyer, who also served as former executive director of the LCMS Board for Higher Education, died on Feb. 1.
Gray, a graduate of CTSFW, spoke about the pastoral ministry and the history of LCMS Black Ministry.
The movie “Unplanned,” based on Johnson’s book, opens in theaters across the country on March 29.
Livingston, who graduated from Concordia Lutheran School in Peoria, Ill., in 2000, was recently inducted into the Junior Achievement of Central Illinois Hall of Fame.
Those named on the ballots are the Synod clergymen who received the most nominations from LCMS congregations, and who have agreed to serve, if elected.
As a writer and editor for LCMS Communications, Ross filed thousands of articles, earning 17 national writing awards from the Associated Church Press, including seven first-place “Awards of Excellence.”
The International Lutheran Center is a joint project of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church in Germany and Concordia Publishing House.
Elda Kieschnick died on Jan. 10 at the age of 102.
Suelflow, who served as SWD president from 1988 to 1994, died on Dec. 31, 2018.
Current trustees Brian Fricke, Kay Kreklau and the Rev. Dr. William Meyer were reappointed to additional three-year terms, while Kirk Mattes was elected to his first term.
Dawn Oldenettel, principal of St. John’s Lutheran School in West Bend, Wis., received the award in October in Washington, D.C.
The award recognizes outstanding leadership in the areas of advocating and promoting chaplaincy, pastoral counseling and/or clinical pastoral education.