Leadership and Structure
Many talented individuals come together to provide leadership and structure to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
Office of the President
Among many other duties and responsibilities, the LCMS president is the chief ecclesiastical and ecumenical officer of the Synod, supervising what is taught and practiced within the church and advising and maintaining relationships with our partner church bodies.
Learn more about LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison and the Praesidium, read statements, watch videos and more. Download “Witness, Mercy, Life Together” resources to help understand and explain the new emphasis for the church.
Board of Directors
The LCMS Board of Directors (BOD) serves the church as the legal representative of the Synod and the custodian of the property of the Synod.
Read and download a variety of administrative documents, including the LCMS handbook, BOD policy manual, board minutes and more.
Theology and Church Relations
The LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) provides study documents, opinions and statements on theological matters, and it provides guidance and leadership in the areas of theology and church relations.
Read and download reports, opinions and study papers on a variety of topics as well as evaluations of religious organizations and movements.