The Right Reverend Lu Guan Hoe is the new bishop of LCANZ overseas partner church Lutheran Church in Singapore (LCS). Bishop Lu, who succeeds Bishop Terry Kee Buck Hwa, was installed as the third bishop of the LCS on 26 June.
The Lutheran World Federation Council has elected Estonian theologian Rev Anne Burghardt to be its next General Secretary. She will be the first woman and the first Central-Eastern European to hold this leadership position for the global communion of Lutheran churches.
Rev Dr Michael Lockwood has answered the call to serve as a missionary with the Lutheran Church in the Philippines (LCP), a partner church of the LCANZ. His move is in response to a request last year from LCP President Rev Antonio Reyes for assistance with the training of pastors and deaconesses.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting attendance numbers at public gatherings, this year’s LCA/NZ ordination service will be live-streamed on the internet, so that people from across the church can participate.
Ross Smith will be the new Chief Executive Officer of the LLL. He will replace Allen Kupke, who is retiring later this year. Ross will be only the fifth person to head the organisation since its inception in 1921. Ross has been CEO of the Anglican Schools Corporation in NSW since 2016. He is also… Read more
Rev Steven Lawrence was consecrated as the fifth Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia (ELCM), a partner church of the LCA/NZ, on 4 July. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the service of consecration was re-designed, as the church sought to meet the new requirement of local authorities.