Welcome to the Virginia Lutheran, where for nearly 99-years this publication has worked to
tell the stories and share the good news happening in congregations in our Virginia Synod
. We're excited for the refreshed look for our publication, looking forward to continuing to share impactful long form stories, as well as incorporating
new video storytelling as part of our monthly newsletters.
The Virginia Lutheran was previously stewarded by
, a member of St. Mark's, Roanoke. The Office of the Bishop wants to extend their great thanks and appreciation for the nearly 60 years of dedicated hard work and important ministry that George provided our Synod. Month after month George played a key role in sharing our stories throughout our Synod and with the national church publications as well.
We also share great gratitude for the work of
Pastor Dwayne Westermann
who passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Pastor Westermann
worked in partnership with George as part of the Virginia Lutheran's online distribution. George and Pastor Dwayne's work has left us richer in our ministry, and we look forward to continuing to share the good news of the church following the good example they set forth.
Now more than ever the stories of the Synod are important to lift up as we care for and serve our communities. While the church currently looks different as we worship digitally or at a distance, we continue to serve creatively
in proclaiming God's love, and that's well worth sharing. We look forward to telling stories of the faithful, bold, and serving ministries of the Virginia Synod with you each month, and celebrating how we are united together in Christ.
Director of Communication
Virginia Synod, ELCA