Administrative Office

Phone: (260) 755-9401


National Office Staff

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Rev. Dr. Cary Larson

Presiding Pastor of The AALC


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Rev. Dean Stoner

Administrative Assistant to The AALC

419-704-5493

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Bonnie Ohlrich


Executive Secretary & Office Manager

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Executive Committee

  • Presiding Pastor of The AALC: Rev. Dr. Cary Larson
  • Assistant Presiding Pastor: Rev. Roger Twito
  • Secretary of The AALC: Rev. Joe Marsh
  • Treasurer of The AALC: Dr. Dan Kruger
  • Administrative Assistant to The AALC: Rev. Dean Stoner
  • National Home Mission Developer: Rev. Joe Christina
  • Seminary President: Rev. Dr. Jordan Cooper

Association Council

  • Eastern Region: Rev. Raymond E. Lorthioir, Jr., Jim Daman
  • Greater Heartland Region: Dss. Brigitte Gassman, Rev. Dr. Dan Schroeder
  • West Great Lakes Region: Rev. Joe Marsh, Brian Ruuska
  • North Plains Region: Rev. David Huskamp, Shane Jensen
  • Western Region: Rev. Jerry Storrs
  • Presiding Pastor of The AALC: Rev. Dr. Cary Larson
  • Assistant Presiding Pastor: Rev. Roger Twito
  • Treasurer of The AALC (Advisory): Dr. Dan Kruger
  • National Home Mission Developer (Advisory): Rev. Joe Christina
  • Secretary of The AALC: Rev. Joe Marsh

Board of Trustees

  • Eastern Region: Rev. Gary Benson, Rev. Tom Jahr
  • Greater Heartland Region: Mark Leonard (Chairman), Chris Soder
  • West Great Lakes Region: Ted Knutson, Eric Lindberg
  • North Plains Region: Rev. Dean Johansen, Doug Taylor
  • Western Region: Joel Sutherland, 
  • Presiding Pastor of The AALC (Advisory): Rev. Dr. Cary Larson,
  • ALTS President (Advisory): Rev. Dr. Jordan Cooper
  • National Home Mission Developer (Advisory): Rev. Joe Christina
  • Treasurer to The AALC (Advisory): Dr. Dan Kruger
  • Administrative Assistant to The AALC: Rev. Dean Stoner

Regional Pastors

  • Eastern Region: Rev. Joseph Christina
  • Greater Heartland Region: Rev. Phillip Hofinga
  • Greater Heartland Region Assistant: Rev. Steven Klawonn
  • West Great Lakes Region: Rev. Joe Marsh
  • North Plains Region: Rev. David Huskamp
  • North Plains Region Assistant: Rev. Steve Lundblom
  • Western Region: Rev. Jerry Storrs

Regional Chairmen

  • Eastern Region: Rev. Richard Sunderlage
  • Greater Heartland Region: Ed Kleiner
  • West Great Lakes Region: Eric Lindberg
  • North Plains Region: Doug Taylor
  • Western Region: 

Regional Mission Developers

  • Eastern Region: Rev. Joe Christina
  • Greater Heartland Region: Rev. Bob Snitzer
  • West Great Lakes Region: Rev. Joe Marsh
  • North Plains Region: Rev. John Morley
  • Western Region: Rev. Steve Smeback

American Lutheran Theological Seminary

 

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Rev. Dr. Jordan Cooper
Seminary President 

  • President: Rev. Dr. Jordan Cooper
  • Registrar: Bonnie Ohlrich

Agency for Professional Chaplains

  • Supervisor of Agency: Assistant Presiding Pastor, Rev. Roger Twito
  • Campus Section Director: Rev. Dean Johansen
  • Institutional Section Director: Rev. Dean Johansen
  • Military Section Director: Rev. Dean Johansen

The AALC Foundation Board of Directors

  • Doug Taylor, President
  • Jim Daman, Treasurer
  • Leroy Benson
  • Rev. Alex McNally
  • Brian Friedrichsen
  • Secretary of The AALC: Rev. Joe Marsh, ex-officio
  • Treasurer of The AALC: Dr. Dan Kruger, ex-officio

COMMISSIONS OF THE AALC

American Missions

The American Missions Commission supports the work of our mission congregations.
  • Eastern Region: Rev. Nigel Brown
  • Greater Heartland Region: Rev. Steven Klawonn
  • West Great Lakes Region: Ted Knutson
  • North Plains Region: Dean Woehl
  • Western Region: Rev. Steve Smeback
  • National Home Mission Developer (Advisory): Rev. Joe Christina

Board of Appeals & Adjudication

  • Rev. Gary DeSha
  • Rev. Ray Lorthioir
  • Rev. Scott Strohkirch
  • Rev. Richard Day
  • Rev. Thomas Jahr
  • Rev. Greg Stenzel
  • Doug Stewart
  • Thomas Knight
  • John Weiss
  • Mike Haliena

Commissioned Church Workers

  • Clergy: Rev. Scott Neumann
  • Commissioned Church Worker: Dss. Brigitte Gassman
  • Martha Spotts
  • Debra Anderson
  • Seminary President Rev. Dr. Jordan Cooper, ex-officio

Clergy Commission

The Clergy Commission oversees interviewing and referral to the Association Council of applicants for the Clergy Roster.
  • Rev. Dr. Duane R. Lindberg
  • Rev. Len Brokenshire
  • Rev. Roger Twito
  • Rev. Jerry Storrs
  • Rev. Dave Spotts, Chairman
  • John Carlson
  • Doug Dunkly

Doctrine & Church Relations

The Doctrine and Church Relations Commission develops doctrinal statements clarifying The AALC's theological positions on issues that confront the Christian church. The Commission also participates in discussions that explore possibilities for inter-church cooperation.
  • Rev. Phillip Hofinga
  • Rev. Jon Holst
  • Rev. Benjamin Baker, Chairman
  • Remy Sheppard
  • Ed Kleiner
  • Rev. Dr. Cary Larson, Presiding Pastor, The AALC
  • Rev. Dr. Jordan Cooper, ALTS President

Evangelism

The Evangelism Commission seeks to identify and provide resources for member congregations that will enhance their outreach ministries.
  • Eastern Region: Rebecca Burdick
  • Greater Heartland Region: Marnie Stewart
  • West Great Lakes Region: Rev. Gary DeSha
  • North Plains Region: Rev. John Anderson
  • Western Region Region: John Monday
  • Advisor: Rev. Joe Christina

Commission for Higher Education

  • Rev. Dean Stoner
  • Rev. Dr. Thomas Stover
  • Rev. John Morley
  • Ted Knutson
  • Dr. Paul Larson
  • Karen Holst
  • Rev. Roger Twito, Assistant Presiding Pastor (with vote)
  • Advisor: ALTS President, Dr. Jordan Cooper
  • Advisor: CDCR Appointee
  • Student Representative: John Linch

National Mediation Board

  • Chair: TBD

Nominating Committee

  • Eastern Region: Rev. Joe Christina
  • Greater Heartland Region: Rev. Dr. Duane Lindberg
  • West Great Lakes Region: Rev. Joe Marsh
  • North Plains Region: Doug Taylor
  • Western Region: Rev. Jerry Storrs
  • Advisor: Rev. Dr. Cary Larson, Presiding Pastor, The AALC


Parish Education

The Parish Education Commission seeks out resources and means to enhance Christian education in member congregations.
  • Eastern Region: Rev. Neil Cadle
  • Greater Heartland Region: Lana Conover
  • West Great Lakes Region: Sue DeSha
  • North Plains Region: TBD
  • Western Region: TBD

Pensions

The Pensions Commission strives to secure dependable, affordable and adequate care for TAALC pastors, and congregation staff members, and their families, through major medical insurance coverage, retirement accounts, and long term care provisions.
  • Eastern Region: TBD
  • Greater Heartland Region: Bob Folkmann
  • West Great Lakes Region: Rev. Paul Hueter
  • North Plains Region: Doug Taylor
  • Western Region: TBD
  • Advisor: Mr. Bryan Marker, Pinnacle Planning Group, Inc


Publications

The Publications Commission oversees the publications of The AALC, including The Evangel which is available in print by mail and PDF download online.
  • Eastern Region: Michele Tucker
  • Greater Heartland Region: Lori Leonard Reyman
  • West Great Lakes Region: Rev. Joe Marsh
  • North Plains Region: TBD
  • Western Region: TBD
  • Evangel Editor: Gretchen Baker
  • Webmaster: TBD


Standing Committee for Men

  • Eastern Region: Rev. Robert Wallace
  • Greater Heartland Region: Dave Lahmann
  • West Great Lakes Region: Rev. Cary Larson
  • North Plains Region: TBD
  • Western Region Region: Doug Dunkly

Commission for Women

  • Eastern Region: Ann Sloan
  • Greater Heartland Region: Traci McNally
  • West Great Lakes Region: Barbara Ruuska
  • North Plains Region: Donnette Taylor
  • Western Region: TBD
  • Pastoral Advisor: Rev. Neil Cadle

Women of L.I.F.E.

The Women of L.I.F.E. Commission is a women's auxiliary that develops Bible Study materials for personal growth-in-faith and supports the ministries of The AALC.
  • Katherine Hofinga, Co-Chair
  • Sue DeSha, Co-Chair
  • Debbie Friedrichsen, Secretary
  • Donnette Taylor, Treasurer
  • Laurie O'Brien, Material Resource Coordinator
  • Lea Eldred, Mission Outreach Chairman

World Missions

  • Eastern Region: Rev. Jamie Strickler, Chairman
  • Greater Heartland Region: Rev. Dave Spotts
  • West Great Lakes Region: Rev. Orlando K. Hash
  • North Plains Region: TBD
  • Western Region: Rev. Eric Ishimaru

 


Youth Activities

The Youth Activities Commission plans and supervises youth gatherings, at a national level, that will encourage the youth of The AALC in Christian faith, growth, service, and fellowship, and to witness to the unchurched and unconverted.
  • Eastern Region: Kris Johnson
  • Greater Heartland Region: Nikki Hegdahl
  • West Great Lakes Region: Sue DeSha
  • North Plains Region: Rev. Steve Lundblom
  • Western Region: Bethany Hironaka
  • Advisor: Rev. Roger Twito
  • Youth Planning Team: Mr. Pat Dean, Rick Yount