Ankerberg previously served as provost of Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill.
In October, new staff were installed at the LCMS International Center in the areas of Pastoral Education, National Mission and Mission Advancement.
The Rev. Dr. John Denninger previously served as president of the LCMS Southeastern District.
The Rev. Dr. Jacob Aall Ottesen Preus died on Aug. 4 at the age of 69.
The LCMS Atlantic District held its 61st convention July 22–23 in Albany, N.Y.
The Rev. James Maxwell was elected to his first term as president of the LCMS Rocky Mountain District during the district’s 52nd convention, held June 9–10.
The 60th convention of the LCMS Central Illinois District was held July 17–19 in Springfield, Ill.
The district held its 41st convention June 26–28 in Milford, Iowa.
The Rev. David A. Davis replaces the Rev. Dr. David P.E. Maier, who reached the limit of allowable terms after serving as district president for 13 years.
The Rev. Richard L. Snow was elected at the LCMS Nebraska District’s 20th convention, held June 24–25 in Kearney, Neb.
The district’s 57th convention was held June 20–22 in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Rev. James H. Rockey had previously served as the district’s second vice-president.
The Rev. Dr. Osmar Otto Lehenbauer died on June 28 at the age of 92.
The Rev. Dr. Mike Gibson ran unopposed and was elected by a vote of acclamation.
The Rev. Dr. Brian Saunders was elected to his fifth term as president of the LCMS Iowa District East at the district’s 41st convention, held June 24–25 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The Rev. Dr. D. Richard Stuckwisch was elected to his first term as president of the LCMS Indiana District at the district’s 23rd convention, held June 23–24 in Fort Wayne.