LCMS Board of Directors

LCMS Board of Directors approves surplus budget for FY23

The budget includes total revenue of just over $82 million and total spending of $81.4 million.

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.

Haak installed as Synod chief financial officer

Haak began serving as CFO in January.

Rosa J. Young scholarships to support African American church work students

To honor Young’s legacy, LCEF and the LCMS Foundation have worked together to establish the Dr. Rosa J. Young Scholarship Endowment.

‘Church in a messy world’: BOD looks back on pandemic year

The LCMS Board of Directors met Aug. 26 in St. Louis.

Strand retires after 40 years of Synod service

David Strand has served as executive director of LCMS Communications since 2006.

Egger installed as 11th president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

The Aug. 27 service also kicked off CSL’s 183rd academic year under the theme “Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet.”

Board of Directors adopts $62.7 million budget for FY22

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Board of Directors met in St. Louis May 20–21.

Obituary: Rev. Dr. Henry L. Koepchen, former chairman of the LCMS Board of Directors

The Rev. Dr. Henry L. Koepchen, who served on the LCMS Board of Directors from 1977 to 1992, died on April 12.

BOD advances new CUS governance model

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.

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.

BOD covers much ground in wide-ranging meeting

The Synod’s Board of Directors met via Zoom on Nov. 19.

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.

BOD adopts $59.6M budget for FY21

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.

BOD adopts first-quarter budget for FY21

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.  

Synod BOD apprised of tough philanthropic climate

The BOD also heard updates on international mission, church-worker recruitment and the Synod’s ‘Making Disciples for Life’ initiative.