Dr. Tom Cedel, president of Concordia University Texas in Austin, Texas, for more than a decade, announces his 2014 retirement.
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.
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.
Mark Cannon of St. Louis joins The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Foundation as senior vice-president for Finance and Administration.
The Rev. Michael Meyer of Denver begins serving July 1 as manager of LCMS Disaster Response.
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 — 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 Synod staff members are installed June 10 — The Rev. Steven D. Schave and Deaconesses Eleanor I. Corrow, Kimberly Schave and Sandra J. Bowers.
Terry L. Schmidt will begin serving July 1 as director of LCMS School Ministry, succeeding Dr. William Cochran.
Bruce Wurdeman, executive director of Lutheran Hour Ministries since 2009, plans to retire at the end of this year.
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.
The Rev. Steve Schave, Deaconess Kim Schave and the Rev. Michael Meyer accept posts with the LCMS national offices.
The Rev. Dr. John F. Johnson announces that he is stepping down Aug. 16 as president of Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, Ill.
James H. Heine, director of News and Information for LCMS Communications since 2010, announces his retirement, effective May 1.
“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.
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.