LCMS Board of Directors

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.

Concordia, Portland to close after spring semester

The announcement came on Feb. 10 following a resolution approved by the CUP Board of Regents on Feb. 7.

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.

LCMS Board of Directors welcomes new members

The LCMS Board of Directors met Sept. 12–13 in St. Louis.

Delegates tidy up the polity of the Synod

Delegates of the 2019 LCMS convention adopted four final resolutions brought to the delegation by Floor Committee 9 on Structure and Governance.

Sias re-elected, four BOD members elected

Sias was re-elected as secretary of the Synod, and four members were elected to the LCMS Board of Directors.

BOD approves $81.3 million budget for Fiscal Year ‘20

Due to two major triennial events, the approved budget is $12 million higher in FY20 than in FY19, but the expenses for those events are essentially recovered through fees.

Synod’s external debt is no more: ‘A milestone achievement’

The move, which brings the Synod’s indebtedness to external entities to zero, will save $1.4 million a year in principal and interest payments.