- Rev. Steven Siegel begins serving Nov. 14 as director of North American Ministries with Lutheran Hour Ministries, St. Louis. In the post, Siegel will oversee the North American division’s planning, budgeting, production, distribution, media, and promotion efforts. Siegel served the past seven years as senior pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Reese, Mich. Prior to that, he spent 13 years as a talk-show host, producer, and program director at radio stations in Illinois and Wisconsin.
- Two alumni of the Synod’s Concordia University System recently earned Ph.D.s at Oxford University in England. They are Dr. Korey Maas, a graduate of Concordia University, River Forest, Ill., who wrote his dissertation on the 16th century English reformer and martyr Robert Barnes, and Dr. Adam Francisco, a Concordia University, Irvine, Calif., graduate whose dissertation concerned Luther and Islam.
Maas is now a member of the Department of Theology faculty at Concordia, Irvine, while Francisco teaches history at Concordia College, Bronxville, N.Y.
Posted Oct. 27, 2005