2019 LCMS Convention

BOD business includes budget, convention prep

Preparations for the Synod convention are proceeding on schedule, and three major Synodwide initiatives are newly underway or soon to be.

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.

Convention Bible study, ‘Joy:fully Lutheran,’ now available

Written by the Rev. Timothy Pauls, the Bible study consists of five lessons exploring what joy is and where it is to be found.

‘Joy to the World’ theme of 2019 National Offering

National Offering gifts will benefit both national and international work.

Official notice: Nominations – 2019 Synod Convention

A list of candidates for many of the officer, board and commission positions to be filled by the 2019 LCMS convention.

LCMS presidential voter registration proceeds under new bylaws

Receipt of presidential election voter registration forms began on Oct. 25 and will continue until March 24, 2019.

‘Joy:fully Lutheran’ theme engages churches, schools

Free materials are available to keep the conversation going about what it means to be “Joy:fully Lutheran.”

Central Illinois re-elects Miller

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.

Saunders re-elected in Iowa East

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.

Northwest District re-elects Linnemann as president

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.

Gibson elected to first term in Pacific Southwest

The Rev. Dr. Mike Gibson of Huntington Beach, Calif., was elected to his first term as president of the LCMS Pacific Southwest District at the district’s 45th convention.

Ohio District elects Wilson to first term

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.

Florida-Georgia District re-elects Walton

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.

Turner elected to second term in Iowa West

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

Michigan District elects Maier to fourth term

The Rev. Dr. David P.E. Maier was elected to his fourth three-year term as president of the LCMS Michigan District at the district’s 102nd convention.

Minnesota South elects Woodford to first term

The Rev. Dr. Lucas V. Woodford of Mayer, Minn., was elected to his first term as president of the LCMS Minnesota South District at the district’s 78th convention.