LCMS Communications

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.

‘Reporter’ newspaper announces staff changes

Starting July 1, Paula Schlueter Ross becomes managing editor, succeeding Joe Isenhower Jr.

Baton passes for ‘Lutheran Witness’ managing editor

“Lutheran Witness” Managing Editor Adriane Heins moves on and is succeeded by Rachel Bomberger of Kent City, Mich.

Synod Snapshot: Boards and Business

News from the February meetings of the LCMS Council of Presidents and Board of Directors.

New BIM members learn scope of international work

“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.

‘Eyes of Life’ presents voice for life-issues discussion

Visitors to eyesoflife.org encounter others’ life stories and may post their own.

Communications, periodicals recognized by religious press groups

The department and its four periodicals receive a record 23 total awards from the Associated Church Press and the Evangelical Press Association.

Synod debuts new mission-project catalog

The online catalog provides information about specific national and international mission projects open to receiving special gifts and offerings.

LCMS Communications, periodicals win awards

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.

Robson accepts call as LCMS chief mission officer

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.

Five installed to LCMS staff positions

They are the Rev. Marcus Zill, the Rev. Mark Wood, Matthew Bergholt, Deaconess Mireya Johnson and Ross Stroh.

Synod to provide resources for monthly emphases

The resources will be available free to districts, congregations and schools to use at any time during the month.

‘Reporter’ newspaper redesigned

Starting with the June issue, the Synod’s official newspaper has more color, graphics and photos.

LCMS Communications wins 13 ACP awards

The Associated Church Press announces its “Best of the Christian Press Awards” for work in 2013 during an April 23-26 convention in Chicago.

Heine retiring from LCMS news, info post

James H. Heine, director of News and Information for LCMS Communications since 2010, announces his retirement, effective May 1.