Central Illinois District elects Rev. Mark Miller as president (posted by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

[I was curious to see how the last of the 35 district conventions was going, so I went to the CID website and noticed this news, dated today. Besides the election news, you can find resolutions that have been passed as well. CH]

Election of CID President

The first election of the convention was for District President. The four nominees were Rev. David Bueltmann (incumbent), Rev. Mark Miller, Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson, and Rev. Donald Pritchard. After a third ballot, a majority was attained. The Rev. Mark A. Miller (pictured right) was elected as the 16th President of the Central Illinois District.

A standing ovation was given in thanks for Rev. Bueltmann’s many years of service. To God be the Glory.

Elections:

Vice President of CID — East Region
Nominations: Daniel Olson, Terry Strom, Kent Tibben
After 2 ballots: Rev. Kent Tibben was elected.

Vice President of CID — West Region
Nominations: Daniel Bishop, Mark Eddy, and Wes Reimnitz
After 2 ballots: Rev. Daniel Bishop was elected.

The convention then chose Rev. Kent Tibben as the 1st Vice President and Rev. Daniel Bishop as 2nd Vice President for the Central Illinois District.

Secretary: Rev. Rick Milas was elected
Assistant Secretary: Rev. Michael Mohr was elected
Treasurer: Mr. John Myers, Jr. was elected
Financial Secretary: Mr. Robert Dalton was elected

Board of Directors: Clergy
Elected: Rev. Daniel Olson, Rev. Donald Pritchard, Rev. Bruce Scarbeary, and Rev. James Wright

Board of Directors: Teachers
Elected: Mr. Daniel Cluver and Mr. Paul Thompson

Board of Directors: Laymen
Elected: Mr. Wayne Dietrich, Mr. Matt Puttman, Mr. Harold Olsen, and Mr. Ray Stuckemeyer

Newly elected:  2nd VP Rev. Daniel Bishop, President Rev. Mark Miller, 1st VP Rev. Kent Tibben


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Central Illinois District elects Rev. Mark Miller as president (posted by Pr. Charles Henrickson) — 20 Comments

  1. Small world, Rev. Tibben grew up in my home congregation and Rev. Pritchard served there as his first parish.

  2. I remember Kent from my days at Sem. He was the Sacristan for the chapel at FW. Had as angelic of a voice as I ever heard in my life. Good man. Confessional, too (unless he’s changed over the years – I doubt that).

  3. I just moved to the Central IL district from the Southern IL district about a year ago. Is the new CID president more confessional or less confessional than his predecessor?

  4. Congratulations to Mark. Mark Miller, Tim Scharr (Southern Illinois) and Scott Murray were good buddies at Concordia Ann Arbor. I am proud to say I graduated with them. We all attended Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Klemet Preus was our pastor. Klemet should be very proud about now.

  5. Kantor Dennis Boettcher :
    I remember Kent from my days at Sem. He was the Sacristan for the chapel at FW. Had as angelic of a voice as I ever heard in my life. Good man. Confessional, too (unless he’s changed over the years – I doubt that).

    I remember him singing at church when I was growing up, he was a great vocalist!

  6. Both President Mark Miller and 2nd VP Daniel Bishop vicared here at Our Savior’s, Crookston MN under Rev. David Anderson (as did I) — Miller in ’81/’82; Bishop in ’90/’91; and Bohler in ’91/’92 . They had BETTER be confessional, or Rev. Anderson will come and get ‘em and make them redo vicarage!

  7. Pastor Tibben is my parents’ pastor (my father accompanied him as the church’s lay delegate), and though we were members of the other LCMS church in town at the time, I believe he taught several of my confirmation classes. He’s a top-notch pastor and theologian. Pastor Bishop’s election is also fantastic news; his father and I are friends from when I lived in Bloomington, IL. The CID has two great confessional leaders as VPs.

  8. I was an observer at the convention (I was the tech guy in the back running the video and sound), and as a layman I was pretty pleased with the direction of the decisions made by the CID here. When Rev. Miller was elected president – and apparently a surprise to many, given the reaction by the crowd – my first thoughts were “what does this mean politically for Synod?”, but from what I can glean from my read of folks there and what few comments there are, this was a good choice by the district.

    This being the first district convention that I’ve been to, I do have one nagging question: who on earth are the 7-15 people (out of 220-ish) who voted “No”… on everything?

    It seemed like every single vote, no matter how trivial the topic, there were always a handful of folks who would vote in the negative. In fact, there were less “no” votes on the big “controversial” topics like reaffirming marriage as between a man and a woman, or to commend the RCC for leading the fight against the HHC abortion mandate than there were for ordinary (and to my mind, no-brainer) “attaboy” motions to commend this committee or thank God for that ministry, and so on and so forth.

    Is this common in district conventions? Are there always a few contrarians who just have their fingers on the “no” button on general principal? Or is this just a matter of perception by an out-of-the-loop layman who doesn’t see the back office politics involved? After one particularly innocuous motion garnered the usual handful of “no” votes, I laughed to myself and began entertaining the notion of starting a “No Vote Pool” to take bets on how many “no” votes the next mundane resolution would get.

    Just wondering about that. Other than that, as an lay observer I enjoyed myself immensely, especially getting the opportunity to hear President Harrison speak. Also, it was good to see what a great bunch of pastors the district truly has, solid guys who are daily “in the trenches” serving their parishes.

  9. @Eric Garvue #12

    I do not know how they do things in CID, but in my district, 23 of the some 26 resolutions put forth for the convention to consider was submitted by the district itself! In such a case, I can see voting ‘no’ for all such resolutions.

  10. I pray that I not only hold allegience to the Scriptures and the Confessions, and go beyond mere lip service of the same, but this is what would define my actual teaching and practice. I thank those who would vouch for me.

  11. >>who on earth are the 7-15 people (out of 220-ish) who voted “No”… on everything? It seemed like every single vote, no matter how trivial the topic, there were always a handful of folks who would vote in the negative.

    If they used an automated voting system, about the percentage you cite will push the wrong button or at the wrong time.

    The state of North Carolina approved fracking last week because a democratic representative strongly opposed to it pushed the wrong button and voted to override the democratic governor’s veto. http://www.businessinsider.com/fracking-north-carolina-2012-7

    So I wouldn’t read too much into those votes.

  12. Thanks for the info, Rev. Vogts; they did use an automated system, so your explanation makes sense.

    May the Lord bless you, Rev. Miller, as you take over the helm of the CID.

  13. @Rev. David Mueller #18

    Sure am, he’s my dad. He’s retired now and living here in Springfield, IL where I am also.

    I seem to remember a Pastor Ray Mueller who was good friends with my dad when we lived in northern Indiana back in the 70’s; he had a son named David. Are you him?

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