Eastern District

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.

KFUO Audio: Interview about Mercy Medical Team event in Philadelphia in August 2016

KFUO Radio’s Andy Bates talks with Deaconess Melissa DeGroot and Tracy Quaethem, manager, LCMS Life and Health Ministries, about the domestic Mercy Medical Team event scheduled for Aug. 25-29, 2016, in Philadelphia, Pa.

Arnold Kromphardt, former Eastern District president, dies

Memorial services are planned for April 30 in Lutz, Fla., and June 11 in West Seneca, N.Y.

Photo gallery: Service of Sending for new national missionaries

The Rev. Peter Burfeind and the Rev. Adam DeGroot were blessed and sent out as the first two “Mission Field: USA” national missionaries during a service on Jan. 12, 2016, at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis, Mo.

An Out-of-the-Box Missionary

The LCMS is actively partnering with districts, congregations and Recognized Service Organizations to place missionaries like the Rev. Adam DeGroot in Philadelphia.

Wicher elected to third term in Eastern District

The Rev. Dr. Chris Wicher of Cheektowaga, N.Y., is re-elected — on the first ballot — as district president.