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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.

Obituaries
Obituary: Rev. Dr. David G. Schmiel, former president of CTSFW

The Rev. Dr. David G. Schmiel, who served as the 15th president of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, died on Nov. 3 at the age of 88.

Ferry to retire as CUW president

The Rev. Dr. Patrick T. Ferry, who has served as president of Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, Wis., for 24 years, will step down from the role in June 2021.

Fleming installed as DOXOLOGY partners with Synod for COVID aftercare

A series of “Take Heart” retreats will focus on offering respite and resources for pastors who have struggled with the changes and stresses of the past year.

Obituaries
Obituary: Rev. Dr. Ray Halm, former president of Concordia University, Irvine

The Rev. Dr. Ray Halm, who served as president of Concordia University, Irvine, Calif., from 1980 to 1998, died Aug. 4.

Obituary: Dr. Thomas W. Kuchta, former chief financial officer of the LCMS

Kuchta died July 14 in Elm Grove, Wis., at the age of 78.

Manor installed as Life Ministry director

Manor’s installation was delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Daniel Preus named interim president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Preus began serving on July 1 and will continue until a new president takes office.

Life Ministry has new director

Deaconess Tiffany Manor has accepted a call from the LCMS Office of National Mission to serve as director of LCMS Life Ministry.