David L. Miller is the nominee for the next editor of The Lutheran. The selection was made July 13 during a two day meeting of the Advisory Committee for The Lutheran.
The committee, charged by the ELCA constitution with being the search committee to nominate a single candidate, interviewed several finalists. Miller's nomination will be transmitted to the ELCA Churchwide Assembly for election Aug. 20. The assembly process does not allow for floor nominations. He would succeed Edgar R. Trexler as editor on Nov. 1. Trexler is retiring after 34 years with The Lutheran.
Miller, 46, is senior editor of The Lutheran and has been on the staff of the periodical since its beginning in 1988. His responsibilities include editing the "In Focus" and "Living the Faith" sections in the front part of the magazine. Prior to joining the staff, he was pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Olathe, Kan., and Salem Lutheran Church, Superior, Neb.
A native of Warren, Ill., Miller is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., with a degree in psychology. He graduated from Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, in 1980.
He has traveled widely for the magazine, including recent reporting from Macedonia about Kosovar refugees, and about church involvement after the Littleton [Colo.] school shootings. His first book, Friendship with Jesus, is being published by Augsburg Fortress this month.
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