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New executive director for LBTC

February 22, 2019 No Comment

LBTC and participating pastors at the installation service

KITCHENER, Ont. – The Board of Directors for Lutheran Bible Translators–Canada (LBTC) gathered on November 17, 2018, at Historic St. Paul’s Lutheran Church to install their new executive director, Rev. Ron Mohr, who previously served as the Mission Executive/Encourager for Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) East District.

Rev. Dr. James Keller, previous executive director of LBTC since 2012, passed the torch to Rev. Mohr after accepting a call to Historic St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in June 2018. Rev. Paul Zabel, LCC East District President, led the Rite of Installation and served as preacher for the service. Rev. Timothy Schneider (Rev. Mohr’s son-in-law) served as liturgist. The service was rich with music as Rev. Mohr and his wife, Karen, shared two duets and their daughter, Kristin Schneider, served as organist.

A highlight of the day was reading the Scriptures via video. The lectors were Rev. Mike Kuhn (LBTC Missionary/Translator in Galim, Cameroon), Rev. Touka Daniel (Director of Translation and Literacy, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cameroon), and Rev. David Federwitz (LBTC Regional Supervisor).

Several people brought greetings including Martin and Joan Weber (LBTC Missionaries/Translators in Ngaoundere, Cameroon, via video), Tim Kuhl (LBTC Board Chair), and Mike Rodewald (Executive Director, LBT US).