So we noted that Bob Roegner resigned suddenly from the LCMS Board for Mission Services. That board has been a disaster for some time so it will be interesting to see what Kieschnick and the leadership of the board have in store for it.
Well, the cash-strapped Synod had all of its boards meet in Palm Springs last week and the BMS appointed Tom Zehnder as the interim executive director.
The press release announcing the appointment made note that Zehnder “is a great supporter of the Synod’s Ablaze! movement and the Fan Into Flame campaign to support it.”
A bit more bio from the press release:
A 1961 graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Zehnder and his wife, Jacquelyn, served as missionaries in Japan for nearly a decade. From 1987 to 1997, Zehnder was president of the Synod’s Florida-Georgia District. He also has served as pastor to congregations in Columbus, Ga.; Stuart, Fla.; and Williamsburg, Va.
Oh yeah, and he’s a “Jesus First” official as well!