Livingston, who graduated from Concordia Lutheran School in Peoria, Ill., in 2000, was recently inducted into the Junior Achievement of Central Illinois Hall of Fame.
The special week designed to call attention to the gifts of Lutheran schools is Jan. 27 through Feb. 2.
Dawn Oldenettel, principal of St. John’s Lutheran School in West Bend, Wis., received the award in October in Washington, D.C.
The Rev. Phillip Baerwolf, associate pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in East Dundee, Ill., has been named the recipient of the 2018 National Lutheran School Accreditation School Shepherd Award.
The Bible forms the basis of the Christian Character Formation Project, which focuses on developing seven key virtues.
Schools of Distinction are rated in the top 5 percent of overall school accreditation ratings.
Dr. Rebecca Schmidt, former associate director of LCMS School Ministry, has accepted the call to serve as director, replacing Terry Schmidt (no relation), who retired July 2 after 15 years as director.
“Real. Present. God.” is the theme of the 2018–19 edition of “Chapel Talks for Lutheran Schools,” an annual worship resource from LCMS School Ministry.
The LCMS Council of Presidents (COP) met April 21–26, traveling from St. Louis to Fort Wayne, Ind., to place pastoral and commissioned candidates, elect new leadership and work through matters of ecclesiastical supervision.
The LCMS Blue Ribbon Committee on Lutheran Schools was created by the Synod in convention in 2013 and directed to continue its work in 2016. It will report its findings and recommendations at the 2019 Synod convention in Tampa, Fla.
St. John’s Lutheran School has grown from 200 to 232 students since last year, and 12 of the new students — who weren’t affiliated with a church — are now worshiping at St. John’s congregation.
Receiving the “Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award” Nov. 12 in St. Louis were fourth-grade teacher Brenda Doering and high school chemistry teacher Rich Langefeld.