Love your neighbor as yourself 
Servant to Servant                                      6-22-2018

Special Convention Edition
This week  the 56th Regular Convention of the English District LCMS was held at Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI.  In all, there were 301 in attendance at the convention including 199 voting delegates, 23 advisory delegates (ordained and commissioned), 12 youth delegates, 24 exhibitors in addition to vicars, guests, presenters, and staff.

We want to congratulate and pray for God's blessing on all  who were elected or re-elected:
Rev. Dr. Jamison Hardy
Vice Presidents
1st Vice President - Lake Erie Region - Rev. Jeffrey Miskus
2nd Vice President - Eastern Region - Rev. Ben Eder
3rd Vice President - Midwestern Region - Rev. Robert Rogers
4th Vice President - Western Region - Rev. Todd Arnold

L to R: Rev. Todd Arnold, Rev. Robert Rogers, Rev. Ben Eder, Rev. Dr. Jamison Hardy, Rev. Jeffrey Miskus

Board of Directors 2018-2021
Rev. Luke Zimmerman, District Secretary (second term)
Rev. Wayne Morton (second term) - Ordained, Eastern/Lake Erie Regions
Rev. Thomas Engler (first term) - Ordained, Midwestern/Western Regions
Vacant - Commissioned, Midwestern/Western Regions
Albert Amling (fourth term) - Commissioned, Midwestern/Western Regions
Carol George (second term) - Lay, Eastern Region
Terry Leu (third term) - Lay, Lake Erie Region
Chris Cassel (second term) - Lay, Midwestern Region
Shirley Holle (second term) - Lay, Western Region
Jane Duffy (third term) - Lay, At-large
Kristin Wellik (first term) - Lay, At-large

The slate of Circuit Visitors was ratified:
Circuit 1 - New York/New Jersey
Rev. Dr. Martin Erhardt
Circuit 2 - Philadelphia
Rev. Adam Koontz
Circuit 3 - Florida
Rev. William Douthwaite
Circuit 4 - Georgia
Rev. David Miller
Circuit 5 - Buffalo
Rev. Dwayne Hendricks
Circuit 6 - Pittsburgh
Rev. Brian Westgate
Circuit 7 - Canada-East
Rev. Dusan Toth
Circuit 8 - Canada-West
Rev. Dr. Jason Kouri
Circuit 9 - Cleveland-Akron
Rev. James Gau
Circuit 10 - Cleveland
Rev. Joshua Moldenhauer
Circuit 11 - Detroit-South
Rev. Bradford Scott
Circuit 12 - Detroit-North
Rev. Daniel Grams
Circuit 13 - Western Michigan
Rev. Eric Forss
Circuit 14 - Indiana
Rev. Chad Trouten
Circuit 15 - Chicago-North
Rev. Anthony Oliphant
Circuit 16 - Chicago-South
Rev. James Huenink
Circuit 17 - Milwaukee
Rev. Fred Reaman
Circuit 18 - St. Louis
Rev. Theodore Laesch
Circuit 19 - Arizona-North
Rev. Nicholas Wirtz
Circuit 20 - Arizona-South
Rev. Dr. Vernon Schindler
Circuit 21 - Nevada/Utah
Rev. Travis Lauterbach
Circuit 22 - San Diego
Rev. Steven Duescher
Circuit 23 - Los Angeles
Rev. Matthew Payne
Circuit 24 - San Francisco
Rev. John Berg
Endowment Fund Board of Managers

Eastern Region
Michael Coffey

Lake Erie Region
Rev. Raymond Kirk

Midwestern Region
Rex Toepke

Western Region
Rev. Fred Gerlach

Committee on Nominations

Ordained - Eastern Region
Rev. Robert Kieselowsky

Ordained - Lake Erie Region
Rev. Mark Braden

Ordained - Midwestern Region

Ordained - Western Region
Rev. Victor Manuel de la Rosa

Commissioned/Lay - Eastern Region
Connor Hagey

Commissioned/Lay - Lake Erie Region

Commissioned/Lay - Midwestern Region

Commissioned/Lay - Western Region
James Rawlings

Synod Committee on Convention Nominations

Rick Crain
Roni Grad (Alternate)

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A Dollar for Missions
One dollar, per member, per week = 1-1-1!

The English District has launched a new model for funding missions to which every congregation is invited to participate. It is completely voluntary, but we believe that as God's people see and hear what is being accomplished, specifically and directly in support and development of new missions and enhancing existing missions, more and more of us will want to be involved.
It's simple. Very simple. It is NOT burdensome, nor sacrificial. It involves every baptized member of the Body of Jesus in your congregation, from the newest baby baptized to the oldest member. It demonstrates the power of the beautiful body of Christ working together, prompted by faith. It shows how much can be accomplished by many, giving little.
Here's the plan: $1/per baptized member/per week. Simple, right? Self-explanatory almost. Not burdensome, nor sacrificial. All can participate.  Click here for more information.
Questions? Contact Rev. Derek Mathers, Mission Executive, , or Rev. Justin Laughridge, Chair/Missions Council, at
A Dollar for Missions Video
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We want to see how YOUR congregation or school is "loving your neighbor as yourself."

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