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Senior Designer Jackie Appelt poses with a congratulatory banner and her 50th anniversary gift at Concordia Publishing House in St. Louis. Appelt says she has no plans to retire from the position, one she believes God led her to. (Concordia Publishing House/Tim Agnew)

Graphic designer marks 50 years at CPH, with no plans to retire

Jackie Appelt says reaching that milestone at Concordia Publishing House is a “happy surprise.”

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The Rev. Peter Schmidt, pastor of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Waukesha, Wis., teaches a class at the congregation’s school. Schmidt is this year’s recipient of the NLSA School Shepherd Award. (Photo: Jennifer Wolff)

NLSA honors Schmidt with School Shepherd Award

The award honors a pastor who provides “outstanding encouragement, support and service to his school.”

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Derek Broten, incoming associate director of LCMS Youth Ministry. (LCMS/Frank Kohn)

Broten to serve as LCMS Youth Gathering director

The role was previously filled by the Rev. Mark Kiessling, director of Youth Ministry.

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Simek to serve as Synod’s new chief administrative officer

Frank Simek of Keller, Texas, is appointed by the LCMS Board of Directors as the Synod’s new chief administrative officer, effective Oct. 2.

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The Rev. Bart Day, executive director of the LCMS Office of National Mission, will begin serving Sept. 1 as president and CEO of Lutheran Church Extension Fund. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

Day to succeed Robertson as LCEF president, CEO

The Rev. Bart Day begins work Sept. 1 in the Lutheran Church Extension Fund post, succeeding Rich Robertson, who retires Oct. 1.

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Paula Schlueter Ross, left, and Joe Isenhower Jr., right, work on this July/August issue of Reporter prior to Isenhower’s June 30 retirement. Ross succeeds her former colleague as the newspaper’s new managing editor. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

‘Reporter’ newspaper announces staff changes

Starting July 1, Paula Schlueter Ross becomes managing editor, succeeding Joe Isenhower Jr.

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