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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.

LCMS missionary Edward Strohschein dies

A memorial service is planned at the Church of All Nations in Hong Kong in early June.

Speckhard named president, CEO of LWR

Daniel V. Speckhard of McLean, Va., begins work July 1 in the Lutheran World Relief, Baltimore, post.

New missionary-recruitment team begins work

The team opens new office space for their work of recruiting and placing more LCMS missionaries.

Judy Kuhn, wife of LCMS VP, dies

Memorial services are planned for March 13 in Oviedo, Fla., and March 17 in Bath, Ill.

LCMS chaplain awarded Purple Heart

Captain Michael Frese receives on Feb. 22 one of the nation’s highest honors — the Purple Heart — for his service in Afghanistan.

Wenthe named president of Concordia University System

The Rev. Dr. Dean O. Wenthe accepts a call to serve as president of the Concordia University System.

Former LCMS Board member Edwin Trapp Jr. dies

Trapp — a leader at the Synod, district and local levels — dies. Feb. 12 at age 82. The memorial service was Feb. 18.