Obituary: Nancy Harrison, mother of LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison

Nancy Theresa Harrison of Sioux City, Iowa, died on June 12 at the age of 86.

Hardy to serve as Concordia University System president

The Rev. Dr. Jamison Hardy currently serves as president of the LCMS English District.

Bruss to serve as CTSFW president

The Rev. Dr. Jon S. Bruss will succeed the Rev. Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr. as president of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne.

DOXOLOGY honors Yahnke, celebrates 15 years

DOXOLOGY, an LCMS Recognized Service Organization, was developed to train pastors in theologically sound strategies for caring for their own mental health as well as that of their flock. 

Rast to retire as seminary president

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.

Schulz joins staff of Mission Central

On Aug. 28, the Rev. Steven Schulz was installed as Mission Central pastoral advisor and visitor host.

Loc installed as LCMS chief administrative officer

Felix Loc replaces retiring chief administrative officer Frank Simek.

Gard recognized for lifetime of chaplaincy service

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.

National Mission installs managing directors

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.

Harrison elected to fifth term as LCMS president

The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison has served as LCMS president since 2010.

Galchutt and Frese installed in St. Louis

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.

Behr joins LCMS Communications

Mike Behr was installed on March 24 but began serving in January.

Krikava takes on new role with OIM

The Rev. James Krikava previously served as the regional director for the Synod’s work in Eurasia.