The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison has been elected to his second term as president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
Harrison received 4,262 votes, or 66 percent of the 6,432 ballots cast.
Of the other two nominees for president, the Rev. Dr. David P.E. Maier received 1,906 votes, or nearly 30 percent, and the Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Mueller Jr. received 264, or 4 percent.
Votes were cast by some 78 percent of the total 8,201 district-convention delegates who were eligible to vote.
The ballots were tallied by Election-America and reported to LCMS Secretary Rev. Dr. Raymond Hartwig, who announced the results July 6.
President-elect Harrison and other LCMS officers — to be elected at the Synod’s 65th Regular Convention July 20-25 in St. Louis — will be installed in September.
To read the official notice, “LCMS president-elect announced,” click here.
Wonderful news. Matt Harrison has done a wonderful job and I’m glad to see he will continue his work as president.
Q: did the use of electronic voting result in the disenfranchising some of the voters, given that only 78.43% actually voted, thus resulting in Rev. Pres. Harrison’s election representing not 66.26% of the Synod, but in actuality only 51.98% (66.26% of the 78.43% voting)?
Might the percentage voting had been higher if the “traditional” paper ballot or an electronic real-time voting system had been used at convention?
Further, why the rush to elect in advance of the actual convention? Is not one of the duties and privileges of delegates to take such action in person at the convention?
Congratulations Pr. Harrison!
Christ’s Blessings and Peace be with you in your continued service as LCMS President Rev. Harrison.
Soli Deo Gloria! Thank you for serving His Kingdom on earth. Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, we will be praying that God’s Wisdom and Strength continue to guide you in leading our beloved Synod.
Congratulations, President Harrison. This is excellent news. We continue to remember you in our daily prayers, and thank God for the gift of a faithful, wonderful president. God bless you.
Thanks be to God!
Color me happy .
God bless your service.
We thank God for providing us with evangelical leadership at a time when our world is so void of God’s saving Word.
Thank you for your victory. We look to God guidance as he take you through another term.
I just read a despicable sequence of events on http://steadfastlutherans.org/?p=31451 in connection with CRM and lost pastors.
Continuing with our posts on the Lost Pastors (and here), and our concern for Resolution 3-10 “kicking the can” down the road to the 2016 convention, here’s an article found over on Pastor Kornacki’s blog, pastoralkorn.blogspot.com which adds a personal story behind the problem of men who are stuck on CRM.
Mr Harrison, you should be hanging your head in shame!