Pittelko, who served as president of the LCMS English District from 1986 to 1997, died on Nov. 11 at the age of 88.
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.
The Rev. Dr. Jamison J. Hardy of Finleyville, Pa., was elected to his second term as president of the LCMS English District at the district’s 56th convention.
Ferguson, Mo., native Rev. Micah Glenn is beginning his first call as a pastor with The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. He is the executive director of the Lutheran Hope Center in Ferguson and he will serve nearby Grace Lutheran Chapel in Bellefontaine Neighbors, Mo.
The Rev. Peter M. Burfeind serves as campus pastor at the University of Toledo. As a new domestic missionary, Burfeind works in inner-city neighborhoods with community advocates.
The Rev. Dr. Jamison J. Hardy of Finleyville, Pa., is elected president of the nongeographical district.
Declining support is a sad reality that most Christian congregations, including LCMS congregations, are facing in post-Christian, 21st-century North America. But the LCMS English District is addressing that trend.