Daniel V. Speckhard of McLean, Va., begins work July 1 in the Lutheran World Relief, Baltimore, post.
The team opens new office space for their work of recruiting and placing more LCMS missionaries.
Memorial services are planned for March 13 in Oviedo, Fla., and March 17 in Bath, Ill.
Captain Michael Frese receives on Feb. 22 one of the nation’s highest honors — the Purple Heart — for his service in Afghanistan.
The Rev. Dr. Dean O. Wenthe accepts a call to serve as president of the Concordia University System.
Trapp — a leader at the Synod, district and local levels — dies. Feb. 12 at age 82. The memorial service was Feb. 18.
Dr. Rebecca Schmidt has almost 36 years of experience in early-childhood education and school leadership.
Missionary Rev. Matthew Heise accepts a call to become executive director of the Lutheran Heritage Foundation, effective April 1.
Dr. Ross Stueber of Cedarburg, Wis., recipient of the Christus Magister Award, heads the list of educators honored by Lutheran Education Association this year.
Longtime educator — and president of three LCMS colleges — Rev. Dr. Paul A. Zimmerman of Traverse City, Mich., dies Jan. 28 at age 95.
The staff changes at the LCMS International Center involve the Rev. Dr. Edward Grimenstein, the Rev. Dr. Albert Collver III and the Rev. Steven Schave.
“We are looking to you for leadership,” Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison tells Rev. Roosevelt Gray at his Jan. 7 installation service in St. Louis.
Dr. Michael K. Rodewald, regional director for Africa with the LCMS Office of International Mission, will begin work June 1, 2014, as executive director of LBT.
A memorial service for Perez was held Dec. 2 at Ascension Lutheran Church in Casselberry, Fla.
The Rev. Roosevelt Gray Jr. begins work as director of the ministry serving predominantly black communities and African immigrants.