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KFUO, School Ministry welcome new staff

Alan Freeman, associate director of LCMS School Ministry, and the Rev. Doug Griebenaw, mission advocate for KFUO Radio, were installed at the LCMS International Center on Feb. 10.

Southern Illinois elects Scharr to fourth term

The LCMS Southern Illinois District held its 59th convention Feb. 3–5 under the theme “One Foundation.”

Bertsch elected to second term in North Dakota

The LCMS North Dakota District held its convention Jan. 23–26 in Fargo, N.D.

Shaw, Hemmer, Rabe installed at International Center

The three men had all begun serving prior to their installations. 

Obituaries
Obituary: Rev. Dr. Timothy Yeadon, former president of the LCMS New England District

The Rev. Dr. Timothy Yeadon died on Jan. 16 at the age of 62.

Schultz elected CEO of Concordia Publishing House

Jonathan D. Schultz, who formerly served as vice-president and corporate counsel for CPH, had served as interim CEO since May 2021.

Wife of Synod’s longest-serving alliance missionary laid to rest in Jamaica

Abasifreke Ite, wife of the Rev. Obot Ite, died on Nov. 20, 2021, in Kingston, Jamaica.

Sailer elected to third term in South Dakota

The LCMS South Dakota District held its 62nd convention Dec. 5–7 in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Carlson receives 2021 NLSA School Shepherd Award

The Rev. Eric Carlson is pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church and School in Hannibal, Mo.

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.