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Rev. Dr. Paul Zimmerman, former college president, dies

Longtime educator — and president of three LCMS colleges — Rev. Dr. Paul A. Zimmerman of Traverse City, Mich., dies Jan. 28 at age 95.

Harmelink named CHI executive director

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Harmelink of Huntington Beach, Calif., begins serving in the Concordia Historical Institute position on Feb. 1.

Synod announces three staff changes

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.

Gray installed as director of LCMS Black Ministry

“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.

Rodewald to lead Lutheran Bible Translators

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.

Rev. Angel Perez, leader in Hispanic ministry, dies

A memorial service for Perez was held Dec. 2 at Ascension Lutheran Church in Casselberry, Fla.

Gray begins work as director of Black Ministry

The Rev. Roosevelt Gray Jr. begins work as director of the ministry serving predominantly black communities and African immigrants.

Historical Institute presents awards for 2012

Concordia Historical Institute presents “Awards of Commendation” to 23 historians Nov. 7 for exemplary accomplishment in the field of American Lutheran history.

Johnson installed as director of LCMS Disaster Response

The Rev. Ross E. Johnson, installed Nov. 13, will succeed the Rev. Glenn Merritt in the post.

Donofrio installed as KFUO assistant director

The Rev. Craig J. Donofrio, formerly of Pasadena, Calif., is installed Nov. 11 as assistant director of Broadcast Services for KFUO Radio.

Rev. Dr. Ihno Janssen, former LCMS Board member, dies

A memorial service is held Nov. 2 at West Portal Lutheran Church in San Francisco.

Pastor completes 24-hour ‘ultramarathon’ to raise mission funds

The Rev. Mark Junkans of Houston — whose 119-mile ordeal raised $80,000-plus — said he “never thought of giving up” because he “wanted to make a difference for the kingdom of God.”

Rev. Dr. Earl Gaulke, former editor for Synod, CPH, dies

A memorial service is held Nov. 5 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Sarasota, Fla.

Wrege named ‘National Distinguished Principal’

The principal of Trinity Lutheran School, Utica, Mich., is among 61 chosen for the honor by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

Curtis, Meador join ONM staff as stewardship coordinators

The Rev. H.R. Curtis and the Rev. Nathan Meador are serving as coordinator — and assistant coordinator — for stewardship, respectively.

LCMS pastor recalls playing with Cardinals, Red Sox

The Rev. Jack Faszholz, now 86, recalls his days as a Major League baseball player.