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.

Oldest historically black LCMS church in Mississippi destroyed by arson

The church traces its beginning to the 1930s.

Ankerberg to serve as CUWAA president

Ankerberg previously served as provost of Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill.

New staff installed in St. Louis

In October, new staff were installed at the LCMS International Center in the areas of Pastoral Education, National Mission and Mission Advancement.

Synod contributors ‘blessed to be a blessing’

A new website from LCMS Mission Advancement provides information and assistance to those interested in giving back to the church via a specific planned gift or Christian estate plan. 

From the mission field: Bibles for Cambodia

A grant from the LCMS was used to fund a shipment of Jarai-language Bibles to Phnom Penh.

‘God is still here’: Response to Hurricane Ian continues

LCMS Disaster Response is mounting a full-scale response in conjunction with the affected districts, district disaster response coordinators and the Synod’s Lutheran Early Response Team network.

LCMS response to Hurricane Ian underway

The response includes a center of operations at Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Myers, Fla.

LCMS Disaster Response: Proclaiming the Gospel at all times

As Hurricane Ian continues its path of destruction, damage assessment begins.

Mine collapse closes Lutheran high school

Due to mine subsidence, Lutheran High School in Springfield, Ill., had to relocate before the start of the school year.

First round of Life Match grants awarded

A second set of applications is currently undergoing the review process, with a third phase to begin on Nov. 1.

Campus clips: Synod’s schools return to class

Beginning this month, Campus Clips will include updates from LCMS elementary and secondary schools as well as universities and seminaries.

Update from Ukraine: Meeting needs physical and spiritual

As war and violence continue to devastate Ukraine, the LCMS has responded in a variety of ways.

LCEF art contest to mark Synod’s 175th

Winning entries will be displayed at the LCEF booth during the 68th Regular Convention of the LCMS, set for July 29–Aug. 3, 2023, in Milwaukee.

Hispanic National Convention celebrates new hymnal, discusses recruitment

The seventh LCMS Hispanic National Convention was held Aug. 2–5 under the theme “For We Are All One in Jesus Christ.”

‘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.