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Wicher re-elected president of Eastern District

The Rev. Dr. Chris Wicher of Buffalo, N.Y., was elected to his third term as president of the LCMS Eastern District at the district’s 99th convention.

Snow re-elected president of Nebraska District

The Rev. Richard L. Snow of Seward, Neb., was elected to his second term as president of the LCMS Nebraska District at the district’s 19th convention, held June 15–16 in Kearney, Neb.

New England District re-elects Yeadon

The Rev. Timothy R. Yeadon of Barkhamsted, Conn., was elected to his third three-year term as president of the LCMS New England District at the district’s 18th convention, June 14–16 in Springfield, Mass.

Brege elected to first term in Indiana District

The Rev. Dr. Daniel J. Brege was elected to his first three-year term as president of the LCMS Indiana District at the district’s 22nd convention, held June 14–15 in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Newman to succeed Hennings in Texas

The Rev. Michael Newman of San Antonio, Texas, was elected to his first term as president of the LCMS Texas District at the district’s 61st convention, June 14–16 in Irving, Texas.

Forke elected to fifth term in Montana District

The Rev. Terry Forke of Billings, Mont., was elected to his fifth term as president of the Montana District at the district’s 34th convention, June 11–14 in Billings.

Wille elected to fifth term in South Wisconsin

The Rev. Dr. John C. Wille was elected to his fifth three-year term as president of the South Wisconsin District at the district’s 55th convention, June 10–12 in Mequon, Wis.

Hagan elected to second term in Missouri

The Rev. Dr. R. Lee Hagan was elected to his second term as president of the LCMS Missouri District at the district’s 20th convention, June 10–12 in Columbia, Mo.

McMiller to follow Fale as head of OIM

With the unanimous concurrence of the Board for International Mission, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison has named the Rev. Daniel F. McMiller as the new executive director of the Office of International Mission.

Lecakes re-elected president of Atlantic District

The Rev. Derek Lecakes of Bayside, N.Y., was elected to his second term as president of the LCMS Atlantic District at the district’s 60th convention, held June 8–9 in Bronxville, N.Y.

Lange re-elected president of Kansas District

The Rev. Peter K. Lange of Topeka, Kan., was elected to his second term as president of the LCMS Kansas District at the district’s 73rd convention, held June 7–9 in Topeka.

Rutt named Concordia Seminary provost

The Rev. Dr. Douglas Rutt has accepted a call from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, to serve as its new provost and professor of practical theology beginning July 1.

Lueck re-elected in North Wisconsin District

The Rev. Dwayne Lueck was elected on the first ballot to his third term as president of the North Wisconsin District at the district’s 52nd convention.

Steinbronn re-elected president of New Jersey District

The Rev. Dr. Anthony J. Steinbronn of Howell, N.J., begins his third three-year term.

Congregation doing ‘best we can’ after pastor dies in car crash

A funeral for the Rev. Timothy Olson, who died May 30, is planned for 11 a.m. June 5 at First Lutheran Church in Charlotte, Mich.

Obituary: Rev. Paul Weber, former Ohio District president

The Rev. Paul A. Weber, who served as president of the LCMS Ohio District from 1982 to 1988, died May 27. His funeral service is set for 11 a.m. on Monday, June 4.