The Rev. Roy S. Askins formerly served as communications manager for the LCMS Asia Region.
Preparations for the Synod convention are proceeding on schedule, and three major Synodwide initiatives are newly underway or soon to be.
“Lutheran Witness” Managing Editor Adriane Heins moves on and is succeeded by Rachel Bomberger of Kent City, Mich.
“I give thanks to God that I’m able to be a part of it,” said new LCMS Board for International Mission member Rev. Roberto Rojas at the board’s first meeting of the new triennium.
The department and its four periodicals receive a record 23 total awards from the Associated Church Press and the Evangelical Press Association.
The online catalog provides information about specific national and international mission projects open to receiving special gifts and offerings.
LCMS Communications and its periodicals receive 13 awards from the Associated Church Press and two from the Evangelical Press Association — for work published in 2014.
The Rev. Kevin D. Robson, a pastor in Baxter, Minn., with extensive business experience, plans to begin work at the LCMS International Center May 13.
They are the Rev. Marcus Zill, the Rev. Mark Wood, Matthew Bergholt, Deaconess Mireya Johnson and Ross Stroh.
The resources will be available free to districts, congregations and schools to use at any time during the month.
Starting with the June issue, the Synod’s official newspaper has more color, graphics and photos.
The Associated Church Press announces its “Best of the Christian Press Awards” for work in 2013 during an April 23-26 convention in Chicago.