Cheryl Magness
Cheryl Magness

Managing Editor of Reporter and Reporter Online

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Cheryl Magness is managing editor of Reporter and Reporter Online and manager of LCMS News. She has written for a variety of publications, including The Federalist, Touchstone and The Lutheran Witness, and is a contributor to the book He Restores My Soul from Emmanuel Press. She has degrees in English and music and enjoys playing piano and spending time with her husband and three children.

Meyer to retire as president of Concordia Seminary

The Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer has served as the seminary’s president since 2005.

Mueller retires, Lange is installed: Synod vice-presidents share thoughts on serving

The Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Mueller Jr. retired on Aug. 31, and the Rev. Peter K. Lange took over the position on Sept. 1.

Nurturing singing — and faith — through music education

LCMS church musicians and educators learn strategies for increasing music literacy by developing aural skills.

Southern California life conference draws over 300 participants

The Southern California “Defending Life” Conference was held Sept. 6-7 in Gardena, Calif.

Wolfram joins Office of International Mission

Mark Wolfram, who was installed on Aug. 30, will assist LCMS missionaries in making the various transitions required of their missionary service.

‘Joy:fully Serving’: Convention volunteers pack gift baskets for families in need

More than 50 volunteers prepared 275 baskets in four categories: mom care, baby care, spiritual care and household.

Registration still open for LEA convocation

The convocation is set for Oct. 10–12 in St. Louis under the theme “Opening Eyes, Minds, & Hearts.”

Two convention resolutions now available in Spanish

Two resolutions from the 2019 LCMS convention — Res. 11­­­–04A (“To Affirm the Common Humanity of All People and Ethnicities”) and Res. 11–05A (“To Encourage Responsible Citizenship and Compassion Toward Neighbors Who Are Immigrants Among Us”) — are available in both English and Spanish. See both versions below.

Walking together: Delegates work and worship in Tampa

The 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod was held July 20-25 in Tampa, Fla., under the theme “Joy:fully Lutheran.”

‘Hatred did not succeed’: Lutherans respond to mass shootings with Gospel comfort

The shootings occurred on Aug. 3 in El Paso, Texas, and on Aug. 4 in Dayton, Ohio.

‘Defending Life’ conference set for Sept. 6–7 in California

The conference is funded in part by a grant from the LCMS Office of National Mission.

Friedrich accepts call to Concordia, St. Paul

The Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich, president of Concordia University, Nebraska, has accepted a call to become the tenth president of Concordia University, St. Paul, Minn., effective Jan. 1.

National Witness, Life Together and Retention floor committees conclude convention business

Delegates passed all 15 resolutions presented by the three committees on July 25.

Convention continues balloting for Synod boards

Delegates elect members to national mission, international mission and other Synod boards at the 2019 Synod convention in Tampa, Fla.

Delegates pass resolutions on National Witness, Life Together and Retention

The resolutions affirm deaconess and DCE ministry, encourage active witness, call for continued vigilance in child protection, and encourage lifelong catechesis.

LCMS convention passes four National Witness resolutions by wide margins

The resolutions addressed church planting, shared congregational ministry, campus ministry and the legacy of Rosa J. Young.