Col. George “Bud” Day — an LCMS member who was one of the most highly decorated military officers in U.S. history — died July 27 in Shalimar, Fla.
Four new Synod staff members are installed June 10 — The Rev. Steven D. Schave and Deaconesses Eleanor I. Corrow, Kimberly Schave and Sandra J. Bowers.
Terry L. Schmidt will begin serving July 1 as director of LCMS School Ministry, succeeding Dr. William Cochran.
Bruce Wurdeman, executive director of Lutheran Hour Ministries since 2009, plans to retire at the end of this year.
The Rev. Dr. John Nunes, president and chief executive officer of Lutheran World Relief, Baltimore, will begin a full-time position this fall at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind.
The Rev. Steve Schave, Deaconess Kim Schave and the Rev. Michael Meyer accept posts with the LCMS national offices.
The Rev. Dr. John F. Johnson announces that he is stepping down Aug. 16 as president of Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, Ill.
James H. Heine, director of News and Information for LCMS Communications since 2010, announces his retirement, effective May 1.
“You’re here today because our church has said, ‘We’re not giving up on rural America,’ ” says Missouri District President Rev. Ray Mirly at the installation of the Rev. Todd Kollbaum, new director of Rural and Small Town Mission.
William D. Cochran, director of LCMS School Ministry, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Mich., in May and plans to retire June 30.
Helen Gienapp, ninth president of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, died Feb. 28 in Berkley,…
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President Barack Obama has nominated the Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Gard, an LCMS chaplain in…
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