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.

From the mission field: Christian care for body and soul

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

Campus clips: Mission, learning and honors

Updates submitted by LCMS schools, campus ministries, universities and seminaries.  

BOD adopts $80.6M budget for FY25

The budget reflects an anticipated $78.6M in total revenue and net asset releases, $2.01M in board-designated releases, and a surplus of $51,000.

Specialized Care conference offers practical, theological insight

Specialized Care workers extend their congregation’s Word and Sacrament ministry by providing spiritual care to those in unique circumstances.

Pastoral colloquy policy manual receives updates

The updated manual and application were adopted by the LCMS Colloquy Committee for Pastoral Ministry on Sept. 8, 2023.

Exhibit features Reformation-era coins, medals

The exhibit opens June 25 at Concordia Historical Institute in St. Louis.

Campus clips: Commencements and more

Updates from LCMS day schools, campus ministries, universities and seminaries.

From the mission field – Recovery in Ethiopia

Rebuilding is well underway after a 2021 flood in Ethiopia.

Diversity, unity, civility: New curriculum grounds all three in Christ

The curriculum was field-tested by a small group of faculty and staff members at Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill.

Applications open for national development grants

Applications will be accepted between June 1 and Aug. 1.

‘With eyes fixed upon Jesus’: Call Day 2024

The two LCMS seminaries held Call Days on April 23 and 24.

Resource provides history of Lutheran World Federation

The booklet is available as a free download.

From the mission field: Short-Term Mission has busiest year ever

LCMS Short-Term Mission sent more volunteers on mission trips and filled more field requests in 2023 than ever before.

Prison ministry: Mercy for ‘the least of these’

The 2024 Prison Ministry Coordinators Conference was held April 15–16 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

Reporter at 50: The introduction of full color

Reporter, the official newspaper of the LCMS, began using full-color photos in the mid-2000s.