Hemingway played a key journalistic role in bringing the Gosnell case to national attention.
Kollmann, who served as president of the LCMS Southern Illinois District from 1976 to 1994, died October 7 at the age of 88.
The Rev. Phillip Baerwolf, associate pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in East Dundee, Ill., has been named the recipient of the 2018 National Lutheran School Accreditation School Shepherd Award.
Gard, the 11th person to have served the university as president since its founding in 1864, became president in 2014.
Dr. Rebecca Schmidt, former associate director of LCMS School Ministry, has accepted the call to serve as director, replacing Terry Schmidt (no relation), who retired July 2 after 15 years as director.
A funeral service is set for Aug. 31 for former LCMS Southeastern District President Rev. Dr. Richard T. Hinz, who died Aug. 21 at his home in Fredericksburg, Va.
Lutheran Hour Ministries has announced that the Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler of St. Louis will begin serving as speaker of “The Lutheran Hour” radio program on Oct.1.
The Rev. Dr. Tom Ries, president of Concordia University, St. Paul, Minn., has announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2018–19 academic year.
After a rigorous review and selection process, LCMS Chaplain Gregory Todd has been promoted to the rank of rear admiral (lower half) and will now serve as deputy chief of Navy chaplains and chaplain of the U.S. Marine Corps.
The Rev. Mark Miller of Springfield, Ill., was elected on the first ballot to his third term as president of the LCMS Central Illinois District at the district’s 59th convention.
The Rev. Brian S. Saunders of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was re-elected by affirmation to his fourth term as president of the LCMS Iowa District East.
The Rev. Dr. Paul A. Linnemann of Portland, Ore., was elected to his fourth three-year term as president of the LCMS Northwest District at the district’s 65th convention.
The Rev. Dr. Roger C. Paavola of Bartlett, Tenn., was elected to his third three-year term as president of the LCMS Mid-South District at the district’s 20th regular convention.
The Rev. Dr. Kevin A. Wilson of Marysville, Ohio, was elected to his first three-year term as president of the LCMS Ohio District at the district’s 22nd convention.
The Rev. Dr. Gregory S. Walton of Orlando, Fla., was elected to his fourth term as president of the LCMS Florida-Georgia District at the district’s 33rd convention.
The Rev. Dr. Steve Turner of Fort Dodge, Iowa, was elected to his second term as president of LCMS Iowa District West at the district’s 40th convention