Cheryl Magness

Managing Editor of Reporter

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Cheryl Magness is managing editor of the print and online versions of Reporter, the official newspaper of the LCMS. She has written for a variety of publications, including The Federalist, Touchstone and The Lutheran Witness, and is a contributor to the book He Restores My Soul from Emmanuel Press. She has degrees in English and music and enjoys playing piano and spending time with her family.

‘Let Us Keep Awake’ theme of MDFL Fall Conference

The Making Disciples for Life (MDFL) Fall Conference is set for Oct. 10–12 at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis.

From the mission field – Walking together in Brazil

In June, representatives from the LCMS and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil signed a memorandum setting the criteria for the Alliance Missionary Project.

Campus clips – CUS schools enhance scholarships for church work students

Updates from LCMS universities and seminaries.

‘Making Disciples for Life’ theme of new ‘Chapel Talks’

The 2022–2023 edition of ‘Chapel Talks’ is available as a free, downloadable PDF or a for-purchase paperback.

LCMS pastor cares for first responders after Amtrak derailment

The train, which was carrying 275 passengers and 12 crew members, derailed in Mendon, Mo., about 100 miles northeast of Kansas City.

Summer KFUO series highlights ‘Set Apart to Serve’ initiative

The series will air on KFUO’s “The Coffee Hour” on Fridays during June, July and August.

From the mission field — Mission Training Centers

A Mission Training Center is an LCMS-supported program that helps parish pastors in Africa train men and women for service in the church.

Every One His Witness expands online access

Every One His Witness (E1HW) is now available at no cost to anyone who registers at the E1HW website.

Wolter honored as ‘chaplain of the year’

The Rev. (Lt. Col.) Derek M. Wolter has been named 2021 Chaplain of the Year by the U.S. Air National Guard.

‘What if?’ Disaster responders learn lifesaving strategies

On April 7 and 8, approximately 30 disaster response leaders from around the Synod gathered to study “How to Stay Alive in a Crisis.”

Podcast offers ‘5 minutes with a missionary’

The program offers a new way for people in the LCMS to get to know the Synod’s international missionaries.

Todd promoted to chief of chaplains

Chaplain Gregory Todd was promoted to chief of chaplains for the U.S. Navy on May 16 in Washington, D.C.

Phil’s Friends: Sending the ‘right message at the right time’

The LCMS Recognized Service Organization has sent more than 42,000 care packages and more than a million cards to people suffering with cancer.

Program ‘unpacks’ Synod’s international mission work

Missions Unpacked provides interactive, online resources that enable people to learn more about the Synod’s international mission work without ever leaving home.

Theme announced for 2023 Synod convention

The 68th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is set for July 29–Aug. 3, 2023, in Milwaukee.

KFUO Sharathon set for April 21–23

The event is the single most significant source of funding for the listener-supported station.