The Rev. Michael Newman of San Antonio, Texas, was elected to his first term as president of the LCMS Texas District at the district’s 61st convention, June 14–16 in Irving, Texas.
The Rev. Terry Forke of Billings, Mont., was elected to his fifth term as president of the Montana District at the district’s 34th convention, June 11–14 in Billings.
The Rev. Dr. John C. Wille was elected to his fifth three-year term as president of the South Wisconsin District at the district’s 55th convention, June 10–12 in Mequon, Wis.
The Rev. Dr. R. Lee Hagan was elected to his second term as president of the LCMS Missouri District at the district’s 20th convention, June 10–12 in Columbia, Mo.
With the unanimous concurrence of the Board for International Mission, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison has named the Rev. Daniel F. McMiller as the new executive director of the Office of International Mission.
Included in the notice are steps and deadlines for choosing delegates, submitting overtures and nominating candidates for national offices and boards.
Registration is open for the 2018 LCMS National Disaster Response Conference, set for Oct. 16–18 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
The Rev. Derek Lecakes of Bayside, N.Y., was elected to his second term as president of the LCMS Atlantic District at the district’s 60th convention, held June 8–9 in Bronxville, N.Y.
In the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 29, Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Charles, Mo., experienced a devastating collapse of the entire baptismal side of its interior sanctuary ceiling facade. The building was empty at the time, and no one was hurt.
The Rev. Peter K. Lange of Topeka, Kan., was elected to his second term as president of the LCMS Kansas District at the district’s 73rd convention, held June 7–9 in Topeka.
The Rev. Dr. Douglas Rutt has accepted a call from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, to serve as its new provost and professor of practical theology beginning July 1.
Meeting in St. Louis May 18–19, the LCMS Board of Directors adopted a fiscal year 2019 operations budget of $69.4 million, a figure nearly $8 million lower than that of the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.
On April 8, the Rev. Adam DeGroot was installed as the first pastor of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Albuquerque, N.M. St. Andrew is a church plant of the LCMS Rocky Mountain District in partnership with Mission Field: USA.
Volcàn de Fuego, or “fire volcano,” violently erupted without warning Sunday, June 3, burying whole villages and farms near the Central American city of Antigua, Guatemala.
“Real. Present. God.” is the theme of the 2018–19 edition of “Chapel Talks for Lutheran Schools,” an annual worship resource from LCMS School Ministry.