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: 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.

MDFL conference points to solid rock of Jesus

The conference, titled “The Rock in Shifting Sands,” was held Jan. 10–12 at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis.

Kaleidoscope Fund grants available for K–8 schools

The deadline to submit an application is June 1.

Bertsch elected to second term in North Dakota

The LCMS North Dakota District held its convention Jan. 23–26 in Fargo, N.D.

DCEs gather to learn, connect and share their faith

The National Association of Directors of Christian Education held its biannual conference Jan. 12–14 in Fort Collins, Colo.

New video series explores ‘Life Together as Synod’

The series considers what it means to be part of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

New ‘Preach the Word’ module focuses on catechesis

The module is taught by the Rev. Peter Bender, senior pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Sussex, Wis.

Official notice: Colloquies (Feb. 2022)

A listing of those who have completed or submitted applications for LCMS colloquies.

Schultz elected CEO of Concordia Publishing House

Jonathan D. Schultz, who formerly served as vice-president and corporate counsel for CPH, had served as interim CEO since May 2021.

Million Dollar Life Match applications now open

Grants will support LCMS congregations involved in providing beginning-of-life care in their local communities.

Wife of Synod’s longest-serving alliance missionary laid to rest in Jamaica

Abasifreke Ite, wife of the Rev. Obot Ite, died on Nov. 20, 2021, in Kingston, Jamaica.

From the mission field: Youth ministry in Dominican Republic

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

Lutheran schools to celebrate Christ ‘in all things’ during NLSW

The theme for this year’s observance, set for Jan. 23–29, comes from Colossians 1:17: “And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”