The first session of a four-part dialogue between representatives of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) and the LCMS, Nov. 10-11 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, brought together the heads of both church bodies -- Archbishop Robert Duncan, primate of the ACNA, and Synod President Rev. Matthew C. Harrison.
The LCMS also was represented by Dr. Albert Collver III, director of Church Relations -- assistant to the president; Dr. Joel Lehenbauer, executive director of the Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR); Dr. Lawrence Rast, CTCR chairman and professor at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne; and Rev. Larry Vogel, CTCR staff member. Dr. Frederic Baue, pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church, Fairview Heights, Ill., served as Collver's proxy for most of the meeting because of a scheduling conflict.