The Rev. Barrie E. Henke served as president of the LCMS Oklahoma District from 2009 to 2022.
Council of Presidents
Mission boards look to convention
The LCMS Boards for International and National Mission met in January and February in St. Louis.
COP welcomes new members
The COP also thanked outgoing COP Chairman Rev. Dr. David P. E. Maier for his service.
Synod boards hold first meetings of year
The BIM, BNM, BOD and COP heard a variety of reports, carried out board business and spent time in prayer.
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.
LCMS Council of Presidents addresses online communion
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Council of Presidents met Sept. 7–11 in St. Louis.
LCMS seminaries celebrate in-person Call Days
After holding virtual Call Day services in 2020 due to the nationwide COVID-19 shutdown, the two seminaries of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod were able, by God’s grace, to return to in-person Call Day celebrations in 2021.
Council of Presidents holds annual Call Week meeting
The COP approved placements and conducted other business.
COP agenda includes triennium extension, planning for call services
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Council of Presidents met online the week of Feb. 4 under the Word of God and in prayer.
Congregations vote to delay Synod convention
The measure was approved by over 90%, with more than 60% of the Synod’s congregations participating in the vote.
COP navigates ongoing impact of COVID-19
The LCMS Council of Presidents conducted its fourth meeting of 2020 (its third via Zoom video conference) on Nov. 16–18, with discussion of the pandemic’s impact on the church dominating the meeting.
Council of Presidents encourages Harrison to invite congregational vote on convention delay
Due to ongoing effects of the pandemic, the LCMS Council of Presidents voted unanimously to encourage LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison to put before congregations a proposal to delay the 2022 Synod convention.
Pandemic communion practice focus of COP meeting
At its September meeting, the group considered the continuing impact of the coronavirus across the church while looking ahead to what will happen when the pandemic subsides and the country fully reopens.
Council of Presidents hears about seminary education, pastor shortage
The Nov. 18–21 meeting was held concurrently with meetings of the LCMS Board of Directors, Concordia University System and a gathering of business and office managers from across the Synod.
BOD meeting in Houston includes joint session with COP
Among other business, the Board heard a report from the Synod president, elected a new BOD member, and thanked retiring CFO Jerry Wulf for his service.