Dr. Bruce G. Kintz, CPH president and CEO, welcomed and thanked the new LCMS missionaries in the CPH board room before a guided tour of the offices.
Dr. Bruce Kintz, CEO and president of CPH, greets the new missionaries.
Jonathan Schultz, vice-president and corporate counsel for CPH, welcomed feedback and resource requests from missionaries and overseas partner churches. Jonathan and his wife, Susan, are LCMS World Mission alumni having served as LCMS long-term missionaries to Guatemala from 1996-1998.
New missionaries learn about CPH's ministry from Jonathan Schultz, vice-president and corporate counsel for CPH.
Rev. Paul McCain, publisher and executive director of the Editorial Department, also shares words of welcome and blessings for the missionaries.
Rev. Scot Kinnaman, senior editor and developer for adult spirituality and periodicals at CPH, chats with Tony Booker during the tour. Rev. Kinnaman is leading the new missionaries in devotions each morning throughout orientation and Tony will be serving in the Czech Republic.
The 2011 vacation Bible school curriculum is being used in hundreds/thousands of churches across the U.S. This year's VBS includes the mission project "The Lutheran Malaria Initiative" in cooperation with The Lutheran Missouri--Synod and Lutheran World Relief! Kids are helping end malaria deaths in Africa! Learn more visit http://www.lutheranmalaria.org.
During the tour, the group saw advertising for many of CPH's resources, including the new "Luther--The Graphic Novel." Two orientation participants couldn't help joining in a "here I stand" pose. Be sure to check out the new graphic novel for kids!
Marcia Wilhelm, CPH's marketing manager for multilingual resources, shares with the new missionaries about what they will find in their complimentary gift bags.
Marcia Wilhelm, CPH's marketing manager for multilingual resources, shares a few CPH resources with each visiting missionary.
New missionaries were given time to browse CPH's flagship bookstore. CPH grants a discount for LCMS missionaries--thanks CPH!
Rev. Dr. Carl Rockrohr, new missionary to South Africa as a theological educator, speaks with CPH bookstore staff during the group's time at CPH. The staff were great and even had light refreshments on hand for the group of new missionaries.
New missionaries enjoy refreshments in the CPH bookstore while talk more with Marcia Wilhelm, CPH multilingual resources manager.
A group of our new LCMS missionaries, human care workers, teachers and more were hosted by our friends at Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis. The group is shown here in the bookstore with gifts from CPH. They also enjoyed the ability to get discounts on CPH materials as LCMS missionaries. Thanks CPH!!