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McDonnell joins staff of CUEnet

Concordia University Education Network, or CUEnet, was established more than two decades ago as a cooperative effort of the institutions of the Concordia University System.

Strand retires after 40 years of Synod service

David Strand has served as executive director of LCMS Communications since 2006.

Casiodoro de Reina, translator and publisher of first complete Spanish Bible

This article is the third in a series observing Hispanic Heritage Month.

Egger installed as 11th president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

The Aug. 27 service also kicked off CSL’s 183rd academic year under the theme “Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet.”

Obituaries
Obituary: Rev. Dr. Jobst Schöne, bishop emeritus of the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church in Germany

Schöne, who served as bishop from 1985 to 1996, died on Sept. 22 at the age of 89.

Mid-South District re-elects Paavola

The 21st convention of the LCMS Mid-South District was held July 1–3 in Memphis.

UICM webinar features Grammy-nominated Lutheran recording artist

Marcus Gray, who goes professionally by the name Flame, will appear at the LCMS Youth Gathering in Houston, July 9–13, 2022. 

Winkelman, Grove take top posts at international schools

Two of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s three international schools will welcome new heads of school on July 1.

Brink receives LEA’s top honor

On Feb. 22, Lutheran Education Association announced its 2021 list of distinguished educators.

Obituaries
Obituary: Rev. Dr. Henry L. Koepchen, former chairman of the LCMS Board of Directors

The Rev. Dr. Henry L. Koepchen, who served on the LCMS Board of Directors from 1977 to 1992, died on April 12.

Obituaries
Obituary: Rev. Dr. Frazier Norton Odom, former interim executive director of LCMS Black Ministry

The Rev. Dr. Frazier Norton Odom, former interim executive director of Black Ministry for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, died on April 20 at the age of 83.

Cario appointed interim president of CUW and CUAA

The Board of Regents of Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW), Mequon, Wis., has unanimously selected CUW Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dr. William Cario to serve as interim president of both CUW and Concordia University Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Obituary: Rev. Mandla John Khumalo, bishop of the Confessional Lutheran Church of South Africa

The Rev. Mandla John Khumalo, bishop of the Confessional Lutheran Church in South Africa who fought the apartheid system as a young man, died on March 1.

Obituaries
Obituary: Roger Drinnon, former director of Editorial Services for LCMS Communications

Roger Allen Drinnon, former director of Editorial Services for the LCMS, died on April 3 in Mascoutah, Ill.

Egger accepts call to serve as CSL president

Egger will transition to his new role in mid-March and be formally installed in August.