On Saturday, August 11, Rector Dr. Winterle and Bishop Maragelo represented the LTS at Mission Central in Mapleton, IA. Here they were hosted together with many other attendees by Mission Central founder Gary Thies, Rev. Brent Smith, and the rest of the Mission Central team. During this opportunity, they met up with old friend Rev. Bob Roegner (LCMS office of international mission, retired), as well as with Steve Cohen, founder of Apple of His Eye Mission Society, a St-Louis.based LCMS mission society to Jews. Also present was Rev. Jesse Burns, one of the directors of the St. Philip Lutheran Mission Society, which provides strong support to the work of the LTS. Rev. Burns serves as pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Ventura, IA.