How did the nominations committee miss this one?

The nominations committee of the LCMS, elected at last year’s district conventions, deserves our thanks for pouring over the various nominations for the various board positions and putting before the convention those candidates for office who, in their judgment seem best. And their nominations are generally good. A few omissions stand out, however. Most notable is Rev. Daniel McMiller.

How did this man not get nominated? He is currently Mission Exec for the South Wisconsin District. He is an educator, having served for five years as director of theological education in the same district. Most remarkably he was a church planter for 7 years in Peru, 3 years in Chile and 4 in Panama. On top of that he’s taught Hebrew at the college level. You’d think that the nominations committee would be doing cartwheels at the chance to put this man’s name forward. But they missed him. Makes you wonder who else they may have overlooked.      

Thankfully a group called “The United List” plans on seeing to it that Rev. McMiller is nominted from the floor. If you’re a delegate to the upcoming convention you should seriously consider voting for McMiller for this important position.

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Klemet Preus


How did the nominations committee miss this one? — 8 Comments

  1. Its only going to matter if the Board for Mission services exists after Day 3 of the convention.

  2. Pr. Preus, you don’t say what position Rev. McMiller ought to be nominated for.

    If it’s for Board for Mission Services, I have to wonder if Rev. McMiller has passed the TCN litmus test? Is he a TCN practicioner? Does he sell TCN in his district?

    After the 2007 Nominations, when several standing board members were systematically ignored by the nominations committee, why should this surprise us?


  3. Rev. McMiller has not been out pushing TCN in the South Wisconsin District. Not to my knowledge.

    In fact, after hearing our DP express some reservations about TCN, the SWD has offered a re-worked version of the revitalization process. I haven’t seen it, just heard about it. We even passed a resolution at our District Convention in support of this (I think it’s called “rejuvination” not “revitalization”). Supposedly it takes the TCN stuff and makes it Lutheran.

  4. @Rev. Chryst #4

    Thank you Pastor Chryst. I have seen the Indiana District’s program (“Revitalization”) and it is quite good. It IS possible to use the skeleton of TC, get rid of ALL non-Lutheran stuff, and do “Rejuvination” that is in line with our theology. The TCN people do NOT like that, as you can imagine. From what I’d heard, things in SWD are as you say, hence my original question. You’ve effectively made my point. I’d like to see what Pr. McMiller has done, and will contact him directly.

    Johannes (Getting rejuvinated)

  5. They missed him because he spent 14 productive years overseas, off their radar screen, which translates to “doing nothing, because he didn’t do it here.”

    When Kurt Marquart was nominated for SP, his “administrative experience” was questioned.
    He was heavily involved in the merger of the two major Lutheran synods in Australia, requiring no small amount of tact, diplomacy and administrative talent. The questioner wasn’t aware that he’d done anything at all those twenty years!

    Hey, Texas wouldn’t give my sons credit for some public school credits taken outside of Texas! 🙁

  6. @helen #6
    Hey, Texas wouldn’t let me enter the 2nd grade because I was passed into the grade from Oklahoma! So I sat out a whole year and entered the first grade for a second time.

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