The Rev. Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr. will retire as president of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, following the completion of the 2023–2024 academic year.
On Aug. 28, the Rev. Steven Schulz was installed as Mission Central pastoral advisor and visitor host.
Felix Loc replaces retiring chief administrative officer Frank Simek.
Dissen died on Aug. 2 at the age of 91.
The Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Gard was awarded the Silver St. Martin of Tours medal by LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces during the 2023 LCMS convention in Milwaukee.
The directors will oversee the areas of Human Care and Ministerial Support; Church Planting, Renewal and Support; and Congregations and Districts for the LCMS Office of National Mission.
The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison has served as LCMS president since 2010.
Dr. Ralph Reinke died on April 27 at the age of 95.
The Rev. Daniel M. Galchutt serves as executive director of the LCMS Office of National Mission, and the Rev. Michael N. Frese serves as deputy director of LCMS Church Relations—Office of the President.
Mike Behr was installed on March 24 but began serving in January.
The Rev. James Krikava previously served as the regional director for the Synod’s work in Eurasia.
Updates from LCMS day schools, universities and seminaries.
Those named on the ballots are the Synod clergymen who received the most nominations from Synod member congregations and who have agreed to serve, if elected.
Klein joins the Worker Wellness team at Concordia Plan Services.
Krista Miller and Ross Stroh worked for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for a combined total of 55 years.
The Rev. Barrie E. Henke served as president of the LCMS Oklahoma District from 2009 to 2022.