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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.

Obituaries
Obituary: Dr. Carl Flentge Schalk, professor, Concordia University Chicago

Dr. Carl Flentge Schalk, composer and retired professor of church music at Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill., died on Jan. 24 at the age of 91.

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

The Rev. Dr. Thomas J. Egger, Gustav and Sophie Butterbach Professor of Exegetical Theology and chairman of the Department of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (CSL), has been called to serve as the 11th president in CSL’s 182-year history.

Bull to serve as 11th president of CUNE

Dr. Bernard D. Bull, who currently serves as president of Goddard College in Plainfield, Vt., will begin his tenure at CUNE in August.

NLSA selects Dinger for School Shepherd Award

The Rev. Jonathan Dinger, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church and School in Pocatello, Idaho, was selected by National Lutheran School Accreditation to receive the 2020 NLSA School Shepherd Award.

Serina accepts call to CTCR

The Rev. Dr. Richard J. Serina Jr., who will serve as associate executive director of the Commission on Theology and Church Relations, replaces the Rev. Dr. Larry Vogel, who retired earlier this year.

Browning recognized as 2020 National Distinguished Principal

Scott D. Browning, principal of St. Paul Lutheran School in Fort Worth, Texas, was selected by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

Obituaries
Obituary: Rev. Paul Timothy McCain, publisher and executive editor, Concordia Publishing House

The Rev. Paul Timothy McCain, publisher and executive editor at Concordia Publishing House, died on Nov. 25 at the age of 58.

Obituaries
Obituary: Rev. Dr. Roger Dean Pittelko, former president of the LCMS English District

Pittelko, who served as president of the LCMS English District from 1986 to 1997, died on Nov. 11 at the age of 88.