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Christian Record Services for the Blind Names New Director of Editorial and Outreach Ministries


Jeri Lyn Rogge
Photo by Mic Thurber

Christian Record Services for the Blind is excited to announce Jeri Lyn Rogge as the organization’s director of editorial and outreach ministries. Rogge, who served as Christian Record’s communication director since 2015 and in other positions of responsibility since 2013, will transition to this new role in early 2018. 

Rogge will be the senior magazine editor, producing publications in large print, braille, and audio for people who are legally blind in North America, Bermuda, and Guam-Micronesia. These magazines include Light, published in large print; Christian Record in braille, The Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guides, formerly known as The Student, in braille and audio; The Children’s Friend in braille; and Encounter and Vantage Point, both of which are produced in audio.

She will work with church pastors, disability ministry and special needs coordinators, and church members to discover methods and create resources whereby they may connect with people who are blind in their communities, befriend them, and encourage use of their gifts for active ministry.

Additionally, Rogge will strengthen partnerships with youth and camp ministries leaders across North America to develop systems to boost attendance at National Camps for Blind Children.

“We are excited Jeri Lyn has accepted these new responsibilities. She brings a wide variety of skills, creativity, and vision to enhance ministry with people who are blind,” said Diane Thurber, Christian Record president.

Rogge will assume responsibilities currently provided by Bert Williams, who will retire in spring 2018. He has served as editorial director since 2005 and also as director of personal ministries since 2016.

In ministry since 1899 and based in Lincoln since 1904, Christian Record provides free confidence-building reading services and summer and winter camp experiences for people who are blind. Approximately 20,000 people receive these services because of the generosity of individuals and business owners. To learn more, visit; or call 402-488-0981.
— This article was provided by Christian Record Services for the Blind.