As of April 30, $321,452 had been distributed in 229 grants to workers across the Synod.
On Thursday, March 21, Synod representatives will visit Nebraska to conduct an assessment of damage with the district president and other officials.
The Rev. Dr. Tom Ries, president of Concordia University, St. Paul, Minn., has announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2018–19 academic year.
The Rev. Dr. Lucas V. Woodford of Mayer, Minn., was elected to his first term as president of the LCMS Minnesota South District at the district’s 78th convention.
Luther House is home to University Lutheran Chapel, a congregation with a campus ministry led by the Rev. David Kind and Rebecca Wagner, an LCMS national missionary through the Synod’s “Mission Field: USA” initiative.
When an LCMS missionary was forced to leave his field of service due to the worsening symptoms of his Parkinson’s disease, LCMS Soldiers of the Cross provided a grant to help cover his increasing medical bills.
St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northrop, Minn., is a total loss, but its attached elementary school is expected to be back in operation by April 18.
On the first ballot, delegates elect the Rev. Dr. Dean Nadasdy of Woodbury, Minn., to his second term as district president.
Jim Anderson of Prior Lake, Minn., knew as a high school senior that he wanted to go into church work. As a Director of Christian Education, or DCE, Anderson oversees family ministry at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Minn.