The Federation of Lutheran Churches

"The mission of the Federation is to work with member congregations to bring God's Word and hope to people through various ministries which cannot be done as effectively by a single congregation."


Chaplain Ron Ewell is Executive Chaplain for the Federation of Lutheran Churches of Cincinnati. He has served in that position sense 1999. He received his Doctorate of Ministry, Pastoral Care and Counseling from Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
Chaplain Ron Ewell continues his tremendous outreach for all of us through his work at The University Hospital; Cincinnati’s Trauma 1 hospital. He also serves as Chaplain to the University Hospital psych unit. He deals with an average of 30 deaths, 3-5 infant Baptisms, 3-5 infant deaths and hundreds of patients visits each month. Please keep our Chaplain in your prayers. He is often the only voice of hope heard by patients, patients families and staff at University Hospital. .


Phone: 859-912-2966

Youth and Young Adult Ministries

Pastor Michael Poynter currently serves the Federation as Developer of Youth Ministry. A Cincinnati native, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from McMicken College of Arts & Science, University of Cincinnati. In 1999, he attended Concordia Theological Seminary earning his Masters in Divinity in 2003.
Rev. Michael Poynter coordinates the effort with The Federation congregations to facilitate activities for LCMS youth and young adults in the area.
This ministry involves, but is not limited to, such activities as: Youth Leadership Meetings, Citywide Youth Conferences, Youth Trips, Confirmation Retreats, Annual Young Adults Fall Party, Bible Study, and The Federation Disaster Bucket Event. He also coordinates the: Students of the Reformation (SR), Young Adult Lutherans of Cincinnati (YALC), Food for Body and Soul (FBS) Thursday night Bible Study.


Phone: 513-429-6778


Cincinnati Lutheran

Rita Sohn is the Editor of The Cincinnati Lutheran. The Cincinnati Lutheran is the publication of The Federation of Lutheran Churches of Cincinnati and Vicinity. The Cincinnati Lutheran is published quarterly in August, November, February and May. The Cincinnati Lutheran publicizes the activities of The Federation and the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LC-MS) congregations of the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky area. Congregations are responsible for the content of their articles. The publication was begun in 1922 to serve the LC-MS Lutheran community in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky.


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