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Former Battle Creek pastor re-elected Lutheran president

June 23, 2018 GMT

KEARNEY — The Rev. Richard Snow — who previously served as pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Battle Creek — has been re-elected to his second three-year term as president of the Nebraska District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

His election came last weekend when the pastoral and lay delegates representing the approximately 240 LCMS congregations in the Nebraska District met in convention here. Snow is eligible to serve two more three-year terms.

Other Northeast and North Central Nebraskans elected or re-elected to positions with the Nebraska District, which meets in convention every three years, included:

— The Rev. David Kuhfal of Grace Lutheran in Neligh and Trinity Lutheran in Elgin will serve as the district’s third vice president.

— Debra Sunderman of Norfolk as a lay member of the district’s board of directors. She succeeds Kent Warneke of Norfolk as he completed 12 years on the board, including three as vice chairman and three as chairman and was not eligible for re-election. Virginia Von Seggern of Orchard is in the middle of a second term on the board.

— Bruce Wall, executive director of Camp Luther near Schuyler, was elected to represent commissioned ministers on the board.

— The Rev. Michael Awe of South Sioux City was re-elected to the district’s nominations committee. Other members elected included Kim Cornett of Wisner and Warneke of Norfolk.

— The Revs. Bart Fouts of Battle Creek and Robert Mayes of Beemer were elected to the district’s constitution and handbook committee.

At the convention, the delegates, under the convention theme of “Reconciled In Christ, For the World,” based on 2 Corinthians 5:18-21, devoted considerable time to worship, study of the Word, education and prayer.

The convention was opened with a worship service, with the Rev. Nabil Nour, third vice president of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, delivering the sermon.

The Rev. Edgar Keinath, director of CrossLife Ministries, led keynote presentations during the convention.

The Rev. Herbert Mueller Jr., LCMS first vice president, also spoke to the delegates