LHF History

Rev. Richard Nuffer Named LHF Chairman of the Board of Directors

Monday, January 30, 2023

Rev. Richard Nuffer (pictured at left), retired lawyer and professor emeritus at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind., has been named the new chairman of the LHF Board of Directors. He replaces Rev. Walter Otten, who retired at the end of 2022 after many years of faithful leadership. “In the early 2000s, I met … Read More

Rev. Mark Moss Accepts Call to LHF

Monday, November 8, 2021

The Rev. Mark Moss has accepted a call to serve at the Lutheran Heritage Foundation in Michigan as LHF mission engagement associate. He will be installed at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota at their 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Nov. 21. LHF is a recognized service organization of the LCMS, dedicated … Read More

LHF Board of Directors President Passes Away

Monday, October 5, 2020

Richard Hallgren, a founding member of the Lutheran Heritage Foundation’s Board of Directors, has been called to his eternal reward. Hallgren, 91, had served as the president of LHF’s Board of Directors since its founding in 1992. “Richard’s footprints are deeply imbedded and clearly identifiable in the history of Lutheran Heritage Foundation,” said Rev. Robert … Read More

Long-time Translator and Missionary to Africa Falls Asleep in Christ

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

“I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done.” Psalm 118:17 Today we honor the memory of Rev. Dr. Anssi Simojoki, who passed away yesterday at his home in Finland. He was 75. A respected theologian and pioneer in Lutheran missions in Africa, Rev. Simojoki was a former LHF translator … Read More

LHF translator falls asleep in Christ

Monday, November 25, 2019

1 John 4:18: Perfect love casts out fear. “To have Christ as the perfect love that drives out all fear is so meaningful.” – Rev. Kou Seying* This weekend, LHF Hmong translator, Rev. Laokouxang (Kou) Seying fell asleep in Christ. Rev. Seying spent his career sharing the Word with others as a missionary to Hmong … Read More