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Director of LCMS Church Relations Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver III addresses the 43rd annual Concordia Historical Institute awards banquet Nov. 9 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. (Rev. Todd D. Zittlow)

Concordia Historical Institute recognizes excellence in Lutheran history publications

Thirteen awards in six categories were presented at the awards banquet in November.

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Amanda Barlau, right, is pictured with “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek during the taping of her appearance on the game show. Barlau’s episode aired Nov. 28. (Jeopardy Productions)

LCMS pastor’s wife wins $2,000 on ‘Jeopardy!’

Amanda Barlau, an avid fan of the program, is also a church musician and teacher.

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Teacher Sherry Williams talks with a student during class at Mount Calvary Lutheran School, Milwaukee, in 2014. At the Nov. 20-23 meeting of the LCMS Council of Presidents, Jim Sanft, president of Concordia Plan Services, noted that "nearly two-thirds of full-time employees in the Concordia Plans are lay workers" and that "together, lay workers and Lutheran education drive the economic engine of the Concordia Plans." (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

COP tackles business, gears up for district conventions

The Nov. 20-23 meeting, held in New Orleans, was the council’s final of 2017.

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LCEF President and CEO Rev. Bart Day speaks at the 2017 Fall Leadership Conference.

LCEF recognizes those who ‘love boldly’

The LCEF Fall Leadership Conference was held Nov. 17-19 in New Orleans.

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A delegate works with the electronic voting system during the 66th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod on Sunday, July 9, 2016, at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. (LCMS/Frank Kohn)

Nominations begin under 2016 bylaw changes

Convention delegates in 2016 adopted resolutions regarding district convention attendance and geographical region requirements for board members.

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Missionary Stephanie Schulte greets children as she makes her way to the Lutheran school outside Livungi, a town in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A $10,000 grant from the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League is being used to support the work of Schulte and her husband, the Rev. Gary Schulte, in Africa. (Gary Schulte)

LWML gives $100,000 to missionaries

The grant will provide $10,000 each to assist nine missionaries/missionary families serving in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Peru and Russia, and another missionary who has been called to Thailand.

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