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Schmidt Named Director of LCMS School Ministry

Terry L. Schmidt has been named director of School Ministry for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) effective July 1. 

LCMS School Ministry serves as a voice for Lutheran schools, upholding the standards of Christ-centered schools that are academically strong and respectfully operated. Schmidt will oversee the ministry – which serves more than 2,335 LCMS schools across the country – as it works to assist, equip and uplift educators and church leaders in their vocation of developing children as disciples of Jesus Christ. He also will oversee the ministry’s work to advocate for professional excellence, provide relevant resources and services, and build collaborative systems of service and support. 

“LCMS School Ministry has been richly blessed by Terry’s service and ministry. His work with National Lutheran School Accreditation has been exemplary. Terry is the ideal person to now take the helm and lead School Ministry in new directions,” said the Rev. Bart Day, executive director, LCMS Office of National Mission. “Terry thinks outside the box and gets things done. He will bring his experience, relationships and enthusiasm to the task of expanding supporting for our Lutheran schools.” Continue Reading...