Southern Illinois District

Obituary: Rev. Dr. Alvin V. Kollmann, former Southern Illinois District president

Kollmann, who served as president of the LCMS Southern Illinois District from 1976 to 1994, died October 7 at the age of 88.

Register now for prison ministry conference

Registration is open for “Captive Souls … Mercy for All,” a Synodwide prison ministry conference set for Aug. 17–18 at the Hilton St. Louis Airport.

Scharr elected to third full term in Southern Illinois

Others elected to leadership positions include the Rev. Mark Nebel of Red Bud, Ill., as first vice-president; the Rev. Benjamin Ball of Hamel, Ill., second vice-president; the Rev. Peter Ill of Millstadt, Ill., secretary; and Julie Johnson of Hamel, treasurer.

Rev. Dr. Albert Marcis was longtime SELC District president

Marcis — who served 25 years as SELC District president — died March 24 in Oviedo, Fla.

‘I was in prison and you came to me’: Lutherans well-suited for ministry to incarcerated

More than 30 prison-ministry workers from across the Synod take part in the LCMS Prison Ministry Conference, April 29-30 in Belleville, Ill.

Police Chaplain Provides Care During Tragedy

Specialized pastoral ministers like the Rev. William F. Engfehr III serve people during a crisis, as they bear witness to the love of God in Christ Jesus.

Southern Illinois District re-elects Scharr

The Rev. Timothy Scharr is re-elected as the district’s president during its Feb. 12-14 convention in O’Fallon, Ill.

Scharr tells delegates, ‘God is the God of surprises’

LCMS Southern Illinois District President the Rev. Timothy Scharr proclaims for the Synod convention’s July 21 Matins service, “The Lord grows His Church where and when He will in those who hear the Gospel.”