At its Nov. 16–17 meeting, the Synod’s Board of Directors fixed its gaze on “facing the realities” of the Synod’s finances and membership demographics.
Also in its regular meeting, the Board considered ways to increase effectiveness, received reports and took routine actions.
Frank Simek of Keller, Texas, is appointed by the LCMS Board of Directors as the Synod’s new chief administrative officer, effective Oct. 2.
Actions at the Board’s May 19-20 meeting in St. Louis include adoption of a prudent, lean Synod budget, contingent on further expense reductions.
The campaign to fund renovation of the Old Latin School in Wittenberg, Germany, is successfully completed.
The updated “Handbook” includes the Constitution and Bylaws of the Synod and features a revised and expanded index and a first-time separate red-lined edition.
“Finances are first and foremost on everyone’s heart,” LCMS Board of Directors Chairman Rev. Dr. Michael L. Kumm says during the Board’s Nov. 17-18 meeting in Schaumburg, Ill.
Meeting Sept. 8-9 in St. Louis, the Synod’s Board of Directors welcomes three new members, elects its leaders, adopts six resolutions and hears reports.
Convention delegates elect ordained, commissioned and lay nominees to LCMS boards and the Commission on Theology and Church Relations.
The LCMS Board of Directors hears that unit executives trimmed requests by some $8 million to balance the proposed 2016-17 Synod budget.
A list of the candidates nominated by congregations from their regions for the LCMS Board of Directors and the Boards for National and International Mission.
A listing of candidates for regional LCMS Board of Directors, Board for National Mission and Board for International Mission positions.