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.

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.

Campus clips – Concordias, students, alums receive recognition

Updates from LCMS universities and seminaries.

Evangelizing the lost through life ministry

An upcoming seminar will explore ways for those involved in life ministry or advocacy to reach the unchurched with the Gospel.

‘March on the Arch’ draws hundreds in support of life

The day began with a prayer service at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

Retreats offer rest for commissioned workers

The retreats, titled “Take Heart! Renewed to Be a Blessing,” are funded by the LCMS Office of National Mission.

Haak installed as Synod chief financial officer

Haak began serving as CFO in January.

Amid war in Ukraine, the church’s mission remains

As the conflict in Ukraine enters its second month, the people of the LCMS continue to pray for those affected and seek opportunities to help.

From the mission field: Helping Ukrainian refugees in Romania

This month’s “From the Mission Field” update comes from the Rev. Andrew Fedder, LCMS missionary to Romania. 

Buss elected to second term in Northern Illinois

The Rev. Dr. Allan R. Buss was elected to his second three-year term as president of the LCMS Northern Illinois District at the district’s 60th convention, March 11–12.

Campus clips: Tours and more

Updates from LCMS universities and seminaries.

From the mission field: A sea of children

Almost 200 children from the community of Palmar Arriba, Dominican Republic, took part in a week-long vacation Bible school in 2021.

KFUO, School Ministry welcome new staff

Alan Freeman, associate director of LCMS School Ministry, and the Rev. Doug Griebenaw, mission advocate for KFUO Radio, were installed at the LCMS International Center on Feb. 10.