CTSFW Thankful for LCMS Convention Proceedings

CTSFW President Rast

CTSFW President Lawrence R. Rast Jr.
(Photo LCMS Communications)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—The 66th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) concluded on July 14, 2016. The faculty and staff of Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, would like to express their thanks for the time and effort expended by delegates and Synod leaders in making this a successful convention.

“The collegial spirit of the delegation went a long way in helping make challenging decisions that will positively affect not just CTSFW but also the mission of the LCMS. The resolutions adopted during this convention will strengthen our continued efforts to form the finest church workers to serve God’s people faithfully,” commented CTSFW President Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr. “We appreciate the faithful witness of President Matthew Harrison and the other leaders of our Synod, and look forward to working together with them to bring the life-saving message of salvation in Christ to people in the United States and throughout the world.”

Among the more than 90 elections of the convention, three individuals were elected to six-year terms on the CTSFW Board of Regents:
•Rev. Dr. Ronald M. Garwood, Cody, Wyoming
•Dr. Leo S. Mackay Jr., Alexandria, Virginia
•Dr. Beverly K. Yahnke, Brookfield, Wisconsin

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Garwood and Dr. Mackay continue their service on our Board of Regents. Their leadership and understanding of our mission is invaluable. We are also delighted to welcome Dr. Yahnke to our Board. She brings unique insight and expertise because of her years of service as a clinical psychologist and as executive director of Spiritual Counsel for DOXOLOGY,” said Rast. “I also want to thank outgoing Board member Bradd Stucky for his absolutely stellar service on our Board. We know that he will continue to be a blessing to our Synod.”

A complete wrap up of convention proceedings can be found at www.lcms.org/convention.