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After 16 years of service as executive editor of Forward in Christ, John Braun is retiring effective Dec. 31. This is his final issue.

“One of the things that I appreciated most about John Braun’s work as executive editor was his continuing desire to make improvements in Forward in Christ,” says Mark Schroeder, WELS president. Continue reading

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District news: December 2022

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Hear from Rev. Dan Sims, director of WELS Christian Aid and Relief, about the damage that Hurricane Ian caused for WELS congregations and how the recovery process is going. See footage of volunteers in action as they work to help their brothers and sisters in Christ.