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.”

LWR president resigns, announces position at Valparaiso

The Rev. Dr. John Nunes, president and chief executive officer of Lutheran World Relief, Baltimore, will begin a full-time position this fall at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind.

Harrison releases statement on Boy Scouts’ proposed policy change

The May 16 statement from LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison voices concerns over the Boy Scouts of America’s proposed policy change on whether or not to allow homosexual Scouts as members.

Bible study, video complement Luther’s prayer guide

A free, two-part Bible study and video on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther’s “A Simple Way to Pray” are now available for free download.

New building brings new hope for Minnesota’s ULC campus ministry

The new Luther House at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, continues the campus ministry of the former University Lutheran Chapel.

LCMS media critic helps spotlight lack of abortion trial coverage

If you know the name Kermit Gosnell, you might credit Mollie Ziegler Hemingway, who helped spotlight mainstream reporters’ lack of coverage of the abortion doctor’s murder trial.

Congregations to receive National Offering info packet

LCMS congregations are being asked to gather contributions for the National Offering on Sunday, June 2, and have their delegates bring them to the Synod’s 65th Regular Convention, July 20-25 in St. Louis.

Convention video, resources available online

The “Convention Workbook,” a tentative schedule and other convention resources are now available online.

CTCR to publish report on natural knowledge of God

The LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations adopts a report titled “The Natural Knowledge of God in Christian Confession and Christian Witness.”

Mequon conference to defend creationism

Astronomy holds many clues that support the LCMS perspective of the earth being several thousand instead of millions of years old. That topic and others will be discussed July 8-10 in Mequon, Wis.

Three joining Synod staff

The Rev. Steve Schave, Deaconess Kim Schave and the Rev. Michael Meyer accept posts with the LCMS national offices.

Congregations, Disaster Response help flood victims in Illinois

As assessments continue, at least four LCMS families are among those who have reported flood damage to their Illinois homes.

Commentary: LCMS ministry to and with Asians – then, now and ahead

A “Reporter” commentary stresses the importance of LCMS ministry to and with Asians, both in the United States and abroad.

Pressure Points (May 2013)

The “Pressure Points” column for May 2013 explores conflicts between and among congregational lay leaders and pastors.

Convention Corner

Check here for a list of important dates related to the election process for LCMS president.

Dates announced for 2016 Youth Gathering

It’s official — the 2016 LCMS National Youth Gathering will be July 16-20. Stay tuned for the location.

In Boston, Lutherans offer comfort in wake of horror

Offering prayers, Comfort Dogs and coffee, First Lutheran Church in Boston opens its doors to the city after the horrific April 15 marathon bombings.