The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Board of Directors met Aug. 25–26 in St. Louis,
The budget includes total revenue of just over $82 million and total spending of $81.4 million.
The committee appointed by the Synod’s Board of Directors in response to 2019 Convention Res. 7–03 to conceive of a new governance model for the Concordia University System reported on its progress at the Board’s Feb. 19 meeting.
A cautious approach to expenditures in FY21 reflects major economic uncertainties in the current forecasting environment, not the least of which has been the impact of COVID-19.
Due to near-term COVID-related challenges, the Board in April had endorsed a proposal from the Operations Team to prepare spending forecasts through the end of the current fiscal year and abbreviated budget proposals for just the first quarter of the next.
Delegates of the 2019 LCMS convention adopted four final resolutions brought to the delegation by Floor Committee 9 on Structure and Governance.
Sias was re-elected as secretary of the Synod, and four members were elected to the LCMS Board of Directors.
Preparations for the Synod convention are proceeding on schedule, and three major Synodwide initiatives are newly underway or soon to be.
Frank Simek of Keller, Texas, is appointed by the LCMS Board of Directors as the Synod’s new chief administrative officer, effective Oct. 2.
Convention delegates elect LCMS Board of Directors members from two of its five newly-created regions.
The convention approves two resolutions that authorize tweaking several Synod Bylaws dealing with election of the president and duties of the LCMS Board of Directors.