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.”

LWML exceeds $1.825 million mission goal

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League exceeds — by $9,269.27 — its 2011-13 mission goal of $1.825 million.

Students gain ‘invaluable experience’ in LCEF challenge

Six Concordia University System schools participate in the Lutheran Church Extension Fund’s second National Student Marketing Competition April 12 in St. Louis.

Concordia—Chicago president to step down

The Rev. Dr. John F. Johnson announces that he is stepping down Aug. 16 as president of Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, Ill.

Registration drive opens for ‘LCMS U’ network

Registration is open at for qualified, intentional LCMS campus ministries to become part of the new “LCMS U” campus-ministry network.

‘Immersion’ event equips seminarians for rural ministry

Four students from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., participate in LCMS Rural and Small Town Mission’s first “Rural Immersion” event Feb. 25-March 4 at Concordia, Mo.

ALMA provides big boost to small mission agencies

The Association of Lutheran Mission Agencies (ALMA) is a valuable resource for connecting and equipping independent Lutheran mission organizations, say ALMA members.

LCC Comfort Dogs go to Boston

Five “Comfort Dogs” from Lutheran Church Charities are in Boston to “help bring some relief to people that are shaken up because of the bombings.”

Worship resources ‘in light of marathon bombing’ available

Worship resources for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 21, that have been prepared in light of the Boston Marathon bombings, are now available online.

New website offers Life Conference resources

A new website at offers photos, videos and sermon transcripts from the Jan. 25-26 LCMS Life Conference in Arlington, Va.

Ethiopian Lutheran leader visits LCMS to ‘strengthen relationship’

The Rev. Berhanu Ofgaa, general secretary of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, talks about his March 27 visit with LCMS leaders in St. Louis.

Nominations announced for LCMS president, VPs

For Synod president, the nominees are the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, the Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Mueller Jr. and the Rev. Dr. David P.E. Maier.

Synod employs new system for electing president

This year, the congregations’ voting delegates to their 2012 district conventions will elect the president of the Synod before the convention starts July 20.

Lutheran, Catholic leaders discuss social-ministry challenges

The March 21 meeting in St. Louis brings together representatives of the LCMS, Lutheran Church—Canada and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

‘Reporter,’ ‘Lutheran Witness’ win eight ACP awards

The Synod’s official periodicals, “Reporter” and “The Lutheran Witness,” receive a total of eight “Best of the Christian Press Awards” from the Associated Church Press.

New video spotlights ‘From Horror to Hope’ in Haiti

A new video, “From Horror to Hope: Haiti 2013,” highlights how the Synod’s body-and-soul response to the 2010 earthquake there continues to make a difference to Haitians.

‘Concordia Choice’ provides money for CUS education

Lutheran high school graduates who meet certain criteria now are guaranteed admission to a Concordia University System school — and $1,000 per semester — thanks to “Concordia Choice.”