Updates on church workers, congregations and schools from LCMS district presidents.
Throughout the past year, the six LCMS vice-presidents have assisted Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison in visiting 30 of the 35 LCMS districts.
At the Sept. 9-10 meeting in the St. Louis, the LCMS Board for National Mission continues its policy work, hears from numerous speakers and takes several actions.
The LCMS Council of Presidents September meeting includes nine newly elected district presidents, as the council examines various ongoing efforts across the Synod.
The Rev. Dr. John R. Denninger of Springfield, Va., is elected to his second term as president of the LCMS Southeastern District during the district’s 37th Regular Convention.
“We need to be encouraging in every possible way those men who wish to prepare for the Office of the Ministry,” says LCMS Council of Presidents Placement Committee Chairman Rev. Kurtis D. Schultz.
Meeting May 7-9 in Casper, Wyoming District delegates elect the Rev. John Hill to his first term as president.
The LCMS Minnesota North District convention, meeting April 13-15 in Brainerd, Minn., emphasizes missions.
The California-Nevada-Hawaii District re-elects the Rev. Dr. Robert Newton to his fifth term as president.
Meeting April 17-18, delegates re-elect the Rev. Barrie E. Henke to his third term as district president.
The Rev. Scott C. Sailer of Sioux Falls, S.D., is elected on the first ballot to his first term as district president.
Dozens of chainsaw specialists joined more than 200 Lutheran volunteers on Saturday, April 11, to clean up after an EF-F tornado struck Northern Illinois on April 9.