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LCMS presidential election: Candidate Q&A

Nominees for LCMS president share joys, concerns and hopes for the Synod.

Dawn to serve as president of Concordia, Chicago

Dr. Russell P. Dawn of Irvine, Calif., will replace the Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Gard, who announced his retirement in 2018.

Obituary: Rev. Dr. William ‘Bill’ Meyer, former president of CUS

Meyer, who also served as former executive director of the LCMS Board for Higher Education, died on Feb. 1.

‘Partners in Hope’: Schave speaks at D.C. seminar on addiction and joblessness

The event, held March 27-28, was hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National League of Cities.

‘I am not ashamed of this Gospel’: LCMS Black Ministry Director Gray leads convocation at CTSFW

Gray, a graduate of CTSFW, spoke about the pastoral ministry and the history of LCMS Black Ministry.

‘Unplanned’: Pro-life advocate and author Abby Johnson talks about activism, faith and life

The movie “Unplanned,” based on Johnson’s book, opens in theaters across the country on March 29.

Three-time NBA champion Shaun Livingston remembers his Midwestern Lutheran roots

Livingston, who graduated from Concordia Lutheran School in Peoria, Ill., in 2000, was recently inducted into the Junior Achievement of Central Illinois Hall of Fame.

Candidates announced for LCMS president, vice-presidents

Those named on the ballots are the Synod clergymen who received the most nominations from LCMS congregations, and who have agreed to serve, if elected.

Paula Schlueter Ross retires after nearly 35 years at ‘Reporter’

As a writer and editor for LCMS Communications, Ross filed thousands of articles, earning 17 national writing awards from the Associated Church Press, including seven first-place “Awards of Excellence.”

Weber installed as managing director of International Lutheran Center in Wittenberg

The International Lutheran Center is a joint project of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church in Germany and Concordia Publishing House.

Obituary: Rev. Dr. Edwin S. Suelflow, former South Wisconsin District president

Suelflow, who served as SWD president from 1988 to 1994, died on Dec. 31, 2018.

Foundation announces new and reappointed board members

Current trustees Brian Fricke, Kay Kreklau and the Rev. Dr. William Meyer were reappointed to additional three-year terms, while Kirk Mattes was elected to his first term. 

Oldenettel named ‘National Distinguished Principal’

Dawn Oldenettel, principal of St. John’s Lutheran School in West Bend, Wis., received the award in October in Washington, D.C.

Stohs receives first Henry F. Wind Award for work in Specialized Pastoral Ministry

The award recognizes outstanding leadership in the areas of advocating and promoting chaplaincy, pastoral counseling and/or clinical pastoral education.

Reporter in ‘Gosnell’ movie based on LCMS member Mollie Ziegler Hemingway

Hemingway played a key journalistic role in bringing the Gosnell case to national attention.