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Concordia, Texas, president announces retirement

Dr. Tom Cedel, president of Concordia University Texas in Austin, Texas, for more than a decade, announces his 2014 retirement.

Freitag, Hokana receive awards

Lt. Gen. Merle Freitag of Wildwood, Mo., and Chaplain, Lt. Col., Rev. Dr. Steven Hokana of Fort Bliss, Texas, receive awards during the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces Recognition Dinner.

Three installed to Disaster Response, School Ministry, Foundation posts

Mark Cannon, the Rev. Michael Meyer and Terry L. Schmidt are installed by Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison Aug. 19 in St. Louis.

Cannon begins post with LCMS Foundation

Mark Cannon of St. Louis joins The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Foundation as senior vice-president for Finance and Administration.

Meyer joins LCMS Disaster Response staff

The Rev. Michael Meyer of Denver begins serving July 1 as manager of LCMS Disaster Response.

Buchholz to lead Lutheran Hour Ministries

Kurt Buchholz of Glen Arm, Md., will begin serving Aug. 30 as executive director of Lutheran Hour Ministries in St. Louis.

Col. George ‘Bud’ Day dies

Col. George “Bud” Day — an LCMS member who was one of the most highly decorated military officers in U.S. history — died July 27 in Shalimar, Fla.

Four new staff installed in new LCMS positions

Four new Synod staff members are installed June 10 — The Rev. Steven D. Schave and Deaconesses Eleanor I. Corrow, Kimberly Schave and Sandra J. Bowers.

Schmidt named director of LCMS School Ministry

Terry L. Schmidt will begin serving July 1 as director of LCMS School Ministry, succeeding Dr. William Cochran.

LHM’s Wurdeman announces retirement

Bruce Wurdeman, executive director of Lutheran Hour Ministries since 2009, plans to retire at the end of this year.

LWR president resigns, announces position at Valparaiso

The Rev. Dr. John Nunes, president and chief executive officer of Lutheran World Relief, Baltimore, will begin a full-time position this fall at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind.

Three joining Synod staff

The Rev. Steve Schave, Deaconess Kim Schave and the Rev. Michael Meyer accept posts with the LCMS national offices.

Concordia—Chicago president to step down

The Rev. Dr. John F. Johnson announces that he is stepping down Aug. 16 as president of Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, Ill.

Heine retiring from LCMS news, info post

James H. Heine, director of News and Information for LCMS Communications since 2010, announces his retirement, effective May 1.

Kollbaum installed as Rural, Small Town Mission director

“You’re here today because our church has said, ‘We’re not giving up on rural America,’ ” says Missouri District President Rev. Ray Mirly at the installation of the Rev. Todd Kollbaum, new director of Rural and Small Town Mission.

Cochran to receive honor from Concordia, Ann Arbor

William D. Cochran, director of LCMS School Ministry, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Mich., in May and plans to retire June 30.