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Five installed to LCMS staff positions

They are the Rev. Marcus Zill, the Rev. Mark Wood, Matthew Bergholt, Deaconess Mireya Johnson and Ross Stroh.

McMiller installed as OIM’s director of recruitment

The Rev. Dan McMiller is installed Aug. 14 as director of recruitment for the LCMS Office of International Mission.

Dr. James Koerschen dies

Dr. James Koerschen, former president of Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Mich., dies July 17 at age 67.

Simon named VP at LCMS Foundation

Ralph Simon — formerly with Concordia Plan Services — is the Foundation’s new vice-president of Investment Services.

Day named interim CMO

The Rev. Bart Day, executive director of the Office of National Mission, will serve as the Synod’s interim chief mission officer (CMO) until a new CMO is named.

Krikava installed as Eurasia associate regional director

A former missionary in Eastern Europe, the Rev. James Krikava will assist the Rev. Tony Booker, regional director for Eurasia.

Wood, Zill join national mission team

The Rev. Mark A. Wood (left) is director of LCMS Witness & Outreach Ministry, and the Rev. Marcus T. Zill is director of LCMS Campus Ministry and LCMS U.

Rev. Dr. Eugene Linse, former social ministry exec, dies

A funeral service for Linse, 91, is planned for 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, in Modena, Wis.

Former LWML President Alberta Barnes dies

The funeral service for Barnes — who served as president from 1983 to 1987 — is planned for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26, in South Euclid, Ohio.

Concordia University System names Philp as director

The Rev. Dr. Paul A. Philp is installed June 18 as the CUS director of Institutional Research and Integrity.

LCMS member wins best-actress Tony

Jessie Mueller — a “daughter” of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Skokie, Ill. — credits God after winning her first Tony Award.

Gard accepts call to Concordia Chicago presidency

The Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Gard plans to begin serving in August as the 11th president of Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill.

Gard elected president of Concordia University Chicago

Rear Admiral Daniel Gard is deputy chief of Navy chaplains for reserve matters and professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Muehler to direct Synod’s armed-forces ministry

Chaplain Craig G. Muehler (pictured) of Springfield, Va., will succeed Chaplain Mark J. Schreiber as director of the Synod’s Ministry to the Armed Forces.

Seminary names Ziegler to Preus Chair

The Rev. Dr. Roland F. Ziegler has been named holder of the Rev. Dr. Robert D. Preus Chair in Systematic Theology/Confessional Lutheran Studies at Concordia Theological Seminary.

Christian to lead Concordia, Austin

Effective Aug. 1, Dr. Donald Christian will succeed President Dr. Tom Cedel as interim president and chief executive officer of Concordia University Texas, Austin.