Rev. Dr. Roger Paavola
The District President is a partner in the Mission and Ministry of the Member congregations of the Mid-South District. He coordinates all the resources of the District for Congregation Health, School and Early Childhood Center enrichment, and for all Professional Church workers, as well as, coordinates the Lay Ministry Associates (formerly Licensed Lay Deacon Program). He serves as a liaison between the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and the District. He provides mechanisms for communications to all workers and congregations, and provides opportunities for professional growth and congregational well-being. He provides resources and consultation to congregations and schools for strategic planning and filling vacancies with the most qualified candidates in professional ministry.
Administrative Assistant to the District President
Contact President Paavola or Missy by phone: 901-373-1343, Toll-free 866-373-1343 or email