At its recent convention this last week, the Northern Illinois District (NID) of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod elected Rev. Alan Buss to serve as district president. With heartfelt thanks we send our deepest gratitude to the retiring president, Rev. Dan Gilbert, who also serves on the LCC board of directors. Both Pastor Buss and Pastor Gilbert have been supporters of not only the work of LCC, but also of the work of NID congregations in reaching the lost and caring for all. We give thanks to God that he has chosen Rev. Buss to serve the NID and look forward to a fruitful working relationship in partnership in the Gospel.