Paula Schlueter Ross

Managing Editor of Reporter

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Paula Schlueter Ross (1953–­2019), former managing editor of Reporter, was a magna cum laude graduate of Webster University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. During her nearly 35-year career with the LCMS, she wrote for both Reporter and The Lutheran Witness and often took photos to accompany her stories. Ross won 17 national writing awards from the Associated Church Press, including seven first-place “Awards of Excellence.”

ELCA elects first woman presiding bishop

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton is elected on the fifth ballot to serve as presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America during the church body’s churchwide assembly.

Cannon begins post with LCMS Foundation

Mark Cannon of St. Louis joins The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Foundation as senior vice-president for Finance and Administration.

Meyer joins LCMS Disaster Response staff

The Rev. Michael Meyer of Denver begins serving July 1 as manager of LCMS Disaster Response.

WELS resolves to continue discussions with LCMS

Meeting in convention, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod votes to encourage the church body’s leadership “to continue discussions with the LCMS to strive for true unity based on full agreement in doctrine and practice.”

Manteno, Ill., church rebuilds after storm

Despite a damaging storm in June, Risen Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manteno, Ill., is still on target for holding their first worship service in the new building before Thanksgiving.

Sem’s Lay Bible Institute to focus on Psalms

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will host its fall Lay Bible Institute on four consecutive Wednesday evenings — Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23.

Buchholz to lead Lutheran Hour Ministries

Kurt Buchholz of Glen Arm, Md., will begin serving Aug. 30 as executive director of Lutheran Hour Ministries in St. Louis.

Pressure Points (August 2013)

This month’s column discusses the danger of a “pastors-only” group, and a pastor’s servant attitude.

National Offering tops $484,000

LCMS congregations and households have given more than $484,000 to “Together as Synod,” the triennial LCMS National Offering.

Harrison addresses joys, challenges for Synod

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison discusses chairing his first convention and the joy a Christian has in Christ.

Needed: volunteers to decorate Rose Parade floats

Although the Jan. 1, 2014, Tournament of Roses Parade is still five months away, preparations on the Lutheran Hour Ministries float are well under way.

Col. George ‘Bud’ Day dies

Col. George “Bud” Day — an LCMS member who was one of the most highly decorated military officers in U.S. history — died July 27 in Shalimar, Fla.

Final four resolutions pass for Theology, Church Relations Committee

On the last day of business, delegates pass resolutions on confession and absolution, men and women, creation and the doctrine of the call.

Convention’s ‘Life Together’ is in worship

The convention is “a gathering of the people of God,” says the Rev. William Weedon, “and the offering up of prayer becomes our primary business.”

Harrison shares thoughts on convention, re-election

In broadcast interviews and newspaper articles, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison also answers questions about his first and upcoming terms in office.

Book explains how to share Christ with family, friends

“What They Need to Hear — Sharing Christ with Family and Friends” includes 90 letters written by the Rev. Klemet I. Preus to his elderly father-in-law, who questioned God and the Church.