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.

Specialized Pastoral Ministry announces new Henry F. Wind award

The award will recognize outstanding leadership in SPM in the areas of advocating and promoting chaplaincy, pastoral counseling and/or clinical pastoral education.

Hill re-elected president of Wyoming District

The Rev. John E. Hill was elected to his second term as president of the LCMS Wyoming District at the district’s 19th convention, held May 3-5.

Zagore to head up National Mission

The Rev. Robert Zagore will begin serving as executive director of the LCMS Office of National Mission in mid-May.

‘Equipped to Serve’: Concordia Theological Seminary winds up spring fundraiser

The fundraiser, which runs through May 7, aims to assist new graduates in purchasing supplies for their ministry.

From the Mission Field – April 2018

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

Grants up to $250,000 now available through LCEF’s Kaleidoscope Fund

The deadline for submitting a grant proposal is June 15.

Positions (April 2018)

Positions are available with the Concordia University System.

Wanted: Nominations for convention

The Oct. 20 deadline may seem a long way off, but the time is now to submit nominations for the 74 officer, board and commission positions to be elected at the next LCMS Convention, July 20–25, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.

New international missionaries blessed for service

The missionaries will serve in the Dominican Republic, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, the Czech Republic and Russia.

CTCR releases report on women and the military

The report is available for free download from the CTCR website.

Scharr elected to third full term in Southern Illinois

Others elected to leadership positions include the Rev. Mark Nebel of Red Bud, Ill., as first vice-president; the Rev. Benjamin Ball of Hamel, Ill., second vice-president; the Rev. Peter Ill of Millstadt, Ill., secretary; and Julie Johnson of Hamel, treasurer.

Volunteers needed in Texas

Individuals and groups can spend a day, a week or more helping residents of the Beaumont, Port Arthur, Corpus Christi and Rockport areas whose lives were affected by the storm.

LCMS Youth Ministry offers summer Servant Events

Registration is now open for more than 40 LCMS Servant Events in the categories of construction, human care, environmental, outreach, multicultural and crisis.

Resources available for 2019 LWML convention

Available on the convention website are several free items LWML groups and congregations can use to let their members know about the convention.

‘Relationships, not programs’: Youth Ministry shares research on young adults

Two surveys, one of congregations and one of young adults, focused on the question of retention of LCMS youth following confirmation.