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.

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.”

Campus clips: CUNE welcomes new president, PBS airs CUI Christmas

Updates from LCMS universities and seminaries.

Sailer elected to third term in South Dakota

The LCMS South Dakota District held its 62nd convention Dec. 5–7 in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Synod pledges $1 million for beginning-of-life care

The 1 John 3 Initiative Million Dollar Life Match will provide up to $1 million in matching funds to LCMS congregations involved in upholding the sanctity of life in their local communities.

Carlson receives 2021 NLSA School Shepherd Award

The Rev. Eric Carlson is pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church and School in Hannibal, Mo.

From the mission field: New pastors in Kenya

In September, four new pastors were ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya.

‘No more and no less’: At all times, God provides

As 2021 comes to a close, consider a year-end gift to the The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Colloquy committee undertakes ‘top-to-bottom review’

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) Colloquy Committee for Commissioned Ministry gathered Oct. 21 at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis for its first in-person meeting this triennium.