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.”

Committees propose 116 resolutions for convention

Curious about the resolutions that will be presented to delegates at this summer’s LCMS convention? Here’s a quick rundown.

Convention Corner (June 2013)

The 65th Regular LCMS Convention won’t be all work — there also will be opportunities for relaxation and fellowship.

LCMS reaches out after tornadoes, seeks volunteers

The LCMS approves an initial $100,000 emergency grant to assist tornado victims in Oklahoma. Those interested in volunteering for cleanup may now register for service.

Pressure Points (June 2013)

This month’s “Pressure Points” concentrates on how congregations can support their professional church workers — especially new workers.

Council of Presidents assigns first calls, vicarages

The LCMS Council of Presidents assigns first pastoral calls to 138 men. In addition, 103 vicar candidates are assigned, as well as 64 commissioned ministers.

Classical-education conference set for July 16-18

The Consortium for Classical and Lutheran Education’s 13th annual conference is set for July 16-18 at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Schmidt named director of LCMS School Ministry

Terry L. Schmidt will begin serving July 1 as director of LCMS School Ministry, succeeding Dr. William Cochran.

LHM’s Wurdeman announces retirement

Bruce Wurdeman, executive director of Lutheran Hour Ministries since 2009, plans to retire at the end of this year.

Moore, Okla., pastor relates tornado nightmare

In a gripping account, Pastor Mark Bersche of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Moore, relates how the massive tornado turned an ordinary Monday into a day he’ll never forget.

Synod approves $100,000 grant for tornado needs

The grant from LCMS Disaster Response to the Synod’s Oklahoma District will be used to meet immediate tornado-relief needs.

LCMS asks for patience, time following Boy Scouts vote

A May 24 statement from the Rev. Bart Day says Synod leaders “will need some time to evaluate the decision and determine what it will mean for BSA troops in our LCMS congregations.”

Synod provides $70,000 more for ongoing Sandy relief

As recovery efforts continue on the East Coast following the ravages of Superstorm Sandy last fall, the LCMS issues a new $70,000 grant to help 13 families in New Jersey.

LCMS, CPH providing free resources following tornadoes

Free resources from the LCMS include a video, a Bible study, worship helps and opportunities to support the work of LCMS Disaster Response.

June 30 is deadline for housing-donation tax credits

Companies that do business in Missouri are eligible to receive tax credits if they make a donation to Lutheran Housing Support’s Nazareth Homes project by June 30.

Synod vicar bears witness in hard-hit Moore, Okla.

LCMS Vicar Aaron Uphoff shares Christ’s love with hurting people in hard-hit Moore, Okla., hours after the deadly tornado upends homes and lives.

LCMS prepares response to Oklahoma tornado; prayers, gifts requested

In the wake of a monstrous tornado that devastated parts of Moore, Okla., LCMS Disaster Response staff are requesting prayers and gifts to help with the Synod’s ongoing relief effort.