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.

Items wanted, available (Jan. 2018)

Wanted this month are handbells and Luther’s Works; please see complete notice for long list of items available.

Fiedler to begin second five-year term as Foundation president

David Fiedler began serving in the LCMS Foundation post in 2013.

Call for nominations/applicants: Director, School Ministry

The deadline to apply or submit nominations is Feb. 28, 2018.

Lutheran Church–Canada elects new president

The Rev. Timothy Teuscher, first vice-president of the church body’s East District, succeeds the Rev. Dr. Robert Bugbee, who is stepping down.

Share It!

What do pastors and teachers tell their congregations and students in the wake of a mass shooting such as the Nov. 5 tragedy at a church in Texas?

Lutheran principal in Grafton, Wis., receives national recognition

Yurk is one of only four private/parochial school educators nationwide to receive the honor.

Catch the Lutheran Hour float in Jan. 1 parade

“Bringing Christ to the Nations” is the theme of the Lutheran Hour Ministries float that will be featured in the 2018 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif.

LCMS publishes first dogmatics in 100 years

The project, over 30 years in the making, was begun in 1983.

‘Melvin Witt Award’ honors memory of longtime chaplain, World Relief director

The first award was given posthumously to Witt’s family in 2016, and this year’s award was presented to Major (Ret.) Frank Tucker.

Christmas is in the air… and in The Lutheran Witness!

The December issue features articles on candlelight services, Advent activities and Christmas programs, as well as a holiday gift guide for Lutherans.

Two Lutheran-school teachers win teaching-excellence award

Receiving the “Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award” Nov. 12 in St. Louis were fourth-grade teacher Brenda Doering and high school chemistry teacher Rich Langefeld.

LCEF awards grants to 11 Synod ministries

Among the gift recipients are five congregations, four districts, one school and the LCMS Office of National Mission.

Reformation Relevance: Preaching on the preaching of John the Baptizer

This is the final entry in the 2017 “Reformation Relevance” series.

FAQs address bylaw changes on ecclesiastical supervision

The changes were mandated by Resolution 12–14, adopted by the 2016 LCMS convention and endorsed in May by the Synod’s Board of Directors.

Boards and Business: National, International Mission

Both the National and International Mission boards met in St. Louis in October.