President Matthew Harrison took some time from lunch to go and visit the children and some of the teachers at Redeemer Lutheran Church’s Childcare Center, during the District Convention in Dickenson.  President Harrison obviously enjoyed the visit and it seems the children did as well.  Pastor Wolters, Redeemer’s Pastor, and his wife Lisa are on the far right.  Nikki Tyrell, School Director is in the center, teacher Kellie Kallenbach is next left and then Synod President Harrison.

The Synod officially celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week Jan. 21-27.

More than 1,200 early childhood centers and preschools are operated by congregations and Christian day schools within the LCMS. More than 87,000 children, ranging in age from infant/toddler to 5 years of age, are involved in these programs. Additionally, our congregations operate 880 elementary schools which serve approximately 113,000 students. More than 650 early childhood centers and elementary schools are accredited under the National Lutheran School Accreditation program.