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Wrege named ‘National Distinguished Principal’

The principal of Trinity Lutheran School, Utica, Mich., is among 61 chosen for the honor by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

Curtis, Meador join ONM staff as stewardship coordinators

The Rev. H.R. Curtis and the Rev. Nathan Meador are serving as coordinator — and assistant coordinator — for stewardship, respectively.

LCMS pastor recalls playing with Cardinals, Red Sox

The Rev. Jack Faszholz, now 86, recalls his days as a Major League baseball player.

Seminary’s Gard promoted to Rear Admiral

Chaplain Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Gard, Deputy Chief of Chaplains for Reserve Matters and a professor at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., is promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral.

Wenthe named interim president of Concordia University System

On behalf of the Concordia University System (CUS) board of directors, the Rev. Dr. Daniel N. Jastram, the board’s chairman, makes the announcement Oct. 4.

Rev. Dr. Robert Sauer, former LCMS officer, dies

A funeral service is held Sept. 24 at Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church in St. Peters, Mo.

Patton installed as coordinator of RSOs

Deaconess Cara Patton of Butte, Mont., is installed Sept. 9 as coordinator of the Synod’s Recognized Service Organizations program.

Johnson named director of LCMS Disaster Response

The Rev. Ross E. Johnson, pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fairhope, Ala., began his service in the Synod post Sept. 3.

Concordia, Texas, president announces retirement

Dr. Tom Cedel, president of Concordia University Texas in Austin, Texas, for more than a decade, announces his 2014 retirement.

Freitag, Hokana receive awards

Lt. Gen. Merle Freitag of Wildwood, Mo., and Chaplain, Lt. Col., Rev. Dr. Steven Hokana of Fort Bliss, Texas, receive awards during the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces Recognition Dinner.

Three installed to Disaster Response, School Ministry, Foundation posts

Mark Cannon, the Rev. Michael Meyer and Terry L. Schmidt are installed by Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison Aug. 19 in St. Louis.

Cannon begins post with LCMS Foundation

Mark Cannon of St. Louis joins The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Foundation as senior vice-president for Finance and Administration.

Meyer joins LCMS Disaster Response staff

The Rev. Michael Meyer of Denver begins serving July 1 as manager of LCMS Disaster Response.

Buchholz to lead Lutheran Hour Ministries

Kurt Buchholz of Glen Arm, Md., will begin serving Aug. 30 as executive director of Lutheran Hour Ministries in St. Louis.

Col. George ‘Bud’ Day dies

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 staff installed in new LCMS positions

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.